(Closed) Ballgowns and how to not sweat a river!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

hmmm… turn on the a/c more so everyone else is really cold?

strap ice packs to your legs?

hmm…sorry, not much help.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Lotion infused with mint will help make you feel cooler if you put it on your legs and things. Unless you get one of those hilarious under the dress fans, that’s all I can think of!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve heard of people wearing leggings underneath their gown. I wasn’t even wearing a ballgown and my dress was still super hot. I ripped off my crinoline about an hour before our reception ended.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t have a ballgown and it wasn’t even super hot outside, but I was still SUPER hot in my dress after dancing! I went to the outside tables and sat with my bridesmaid and hiked up my skirt to cool off.

I did the same thing in the getaway car too! Honestly, I didn’t get any real relief until I had taken off my dress, crinoline AND spanx in the hotel room. My poor husband had such a lovely sweaty bride on our wedding night! haha. I guess that’s what showers are for though. 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

A hoop skirt instead of crinoline!!  That was part of what sold me on a ballgown, when I tried mine on it was with a hoop skirt and after trying on tons of dresses that were hugging my legs I was dying of heat! I wore my dress for hours and wasn’t hot at all – in March in Florida I might add 🙂

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