(Closed) can you ladies breathe in your dresses or is it just me?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: how comfortable is your wedding dress?
    my dress is sooooo comfortable - it's like I'm not wearing anything : (5 votes)
    9 %
    my dress is comfortable but certainly not like wearing sweats : (18 votes)
    32 %
    my dress is comfortable enough but takes a bit of getting used to - like a pair of high-heeled shoes : (14 votes)
    25 %
    there's always a price to pay when you want to look good ;) : (20 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    sitting down is a little, um…uncomfortable.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I could certanily breathe in my gown, but i couldn’t take a really full breath or eat more than a few bites of food. I don’t think wedding dresses are supposed to feel so comfy that you can take a nap in, but you shouldn’t be in any pain!

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Mine is snug and fits like a well-fitted corset.  That said, I can walk, run, breathe, sit, etc without problems, but it IS snug in the waist/lower-rib area BECAUSE it fits like the perfect corset (I know this because I’ve worn, albeit briefly, a perfectly fitting underbust corset that was laced up perfectly).  

    If it doesn’t suck you and fits snug/tight, then it isn’t properly laced/made, in my opinion.  At least for good boning and corsets.  

    Of course, I also have a corset-type blouse from Hot Topic with boning that’s snug and I love, too.  I also loved that corset I tried on and I WILL GET IT (eventually)!!!

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    That’s EXACTLY how mine was! It was fine though. But I totally understand what you’re saying. Infact, I almost felt a little closterphobic from it.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee

    Mine was comfortable, but not like sweats.  I could breath fine in it (it was a corset back) but I realized that it was pulled tight enough that the entire time I was wearing it it was squeezing me just enough that I was never hungry! I didnt have room for food inside my dress apparently…. hmmmm maybe I should wear it around the house as a diet aid!Sealed

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Mine has a corset and though I love it, it is a little snug when I take a really deep breath, but I think that’s okay as long as it’s sucking everything in! πŸ˜‰

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I definitely voted for the “my dress is soooo comfortable” I wore a silk tricotine dress that hugged my curves but wasn’t a corset style, and the fabric was so soft and breathable. 

    However, if you are wearing a corset dress, it’s normal to feel a little restrained… anything for the beauty, right? πŸ˜‰ 

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I posted before about not being able to breathe deeply/sit and I got lectured by another bee lol. I can breathe and walk just fine but sitting is a bit of an issue, to be honest. However I do have a corset back so I am planning on just being loosened up for dinner and making it work hahah. Just for kicks, here’s my dress;) (i’ll take any excuse to show it off!)

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @mcglalala: Gorgeous!

    Mine isn’t technically a corset back, but it’s very much shaped like a corset and the inside of it has a built-in-bra contraption. It’s actually fairly comfortable. I’ve never tried sitting in it because I’m afraid I’ll get it dirty Embarassed, but I can move around in it and breathe just fine. Just make sure that you can take deep enough breaths that you don’t pass out!

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine was tight, I should have gone with my instinct and had it let out more. I literally felt sick for half of my reception because I could hardly breathe.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Mine was REALLY snug on me the morning of, which was good because it was strapless and I didn’t want to have to keep pulling it up all day.  My dress was pretty heavy though so I feel like I probably sweat off a few pounds, and by the afternoon it was not as snug.  My husband’s aunt was super cute & every time she saw me at the reception she’d come over & pull my dress up for me from the back because it kept sliding down a bit so the top of my corset bra was showing.  I’d opt for snug because it’ll probably loosen up a bit throughout the day! I’d assume it’s similar to clothing.. the longer you wear something fitted, the more it’s going to kinda loosen up while you wear it for a prolonged period of time.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This makes me laugh. The first bite into dinner at the wedding reception, the button holding my corset back together made a loud SNAP

    Yes, my dress was tight, did it suck me in? Yes. And it was so worth it. But felt so good to get out of that night!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Heatherloveskenny: oh yeah. I’ll be looking forward to getting out of my dress for more than one reason! πŸ˜‰

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