Post # 1
So, before I bought my dress, I had never researched dress styles and the comfort or discomfort of them! Now I’m thinking I should have done so! I chose a beautiful San Patrick Edimburgo mermaid dress, which fit pretty darn comfortable! It was the first one I tried on, the style I had envisioned myself in, and thought it was meant to be! Between that day and my first fitting, I had lost 15lbs, so the dress was quite big on me and had to be taken in. Last night I went for what I thought would have been my final fitting, and while the dress took my breath away in standing up position, I could not sit down AT ALL! Like I’m talking butt won’t even hit the seat! I can walk, dance, take stairs, all comfortably though, so thats a relief!
The seamstress is going to take it out an inch or so in the hip area on each side, which seems like a lot and that it might end up looking loose, but I would prefer it to look a tiny bit loose then not be able to sit whatsoever. I’m crossing all of my fingers and toes that I will at least be able to sit down. I’m doubting I will be able to sit comfortably, but as long as I can sit I will be happy enough! Just had a thought…I have no idea how I will go to the bathroom! LOL I think I will have to unzip and step out of my entire dress each time! oh my….
I know a lot of you ladies have this problem with this style of dress, in the end what did you do? Did you stand during the whole reception? Did the loosening of the seams in the hips help you sit? I wonder is SPANX will fix this situation..or maybe cover my whole body in baby powder…this is an idea!
Thanks Bees!! xo
Post # 3
Haha the only time I sat down was to eat dinner — so let’s say 10 or 15 minutes tops!!! I wore a ball gown, so I COULD have sat down … I just didn’t
As for the bathroom, I keep recommending the freshette funnel with the medical-length attachment tube. It basically gives you a 3-foot penis so you can pee standing up without even having to squat, and everything goes right into the toilet without any problems! I could even go to the bathroom by myself, which was quite an accomplishment.
I’m sure you will figure something out, though … and if you can’t sit, you can’t sit! You won’t really miss this ability … just make sure you have some comfortable shoes to change into if your feet get sore.
Post # 4
My dress is fit and flare so I’ll be able to sit, dance, move about. I couldn’t really move in the mermaid style, lol. I looked damn good but I couldn’t move ROFL. I couldn’t see myself trying to walk down the aisle in one.
I think it’ll be fine though 🙂 you need to be able to sit down at least to eat LOL
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2012 - El Faro Convention center, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
I feel you! I wore a full body SPANX thingy to suck everything into place and make me all smooth and un bumby. After a couple of hours the dress loosened up enough for me to sit but I have a bit of an unconventional suggestion. Whenever you want to sit down just slide the tight part of the dress up until you have enough loose room to sit but dont forget to slide the dress all the way down before standing up again.
Post # 6
It may be too late but I’d ask the seamstress if she can swap it for a corset back, if it’s currently a zippered back. That way, you can get the snug, streamlined look you love for the ceremony, but loosen it a bit for dining, sitting, etc.
Post # 7
My seamstress told me I’ll have to hike the hips (or the part of the dress covering the hips, if that makes sense) up a bit to sit — and it totally works. I have to sit straight as an arrow, but oh well….
Post # 8
I’m not standing during dinner! LOL! Other than that, I’m going to be out on the dance floor partying it up! My dress is a ballgown though so I can sit when I want to. But you make me want to test out sitting in it anyway at my 1st fitting (Aug 11th!).
Post # 9
@fishbone: +1 I have heard this work for many brides before!
Post # 10
@SuperDuperBrit: Yes. I considered a mermaid style briefly then decided I couldn’t even dance in it so went for the good ole fit n flare
Post # 11
@iarebridezilla: Did you really use that funnel?! That is hilarious! Where did you store it?!
Post # 12
I did the sit down test before I even purchased my dress. I was able to sit, which really you only have time to do during dinner and toasts. The rest of the time I was standing. I even went to the bathroom ALONE… not one other person was in there. I’m so proud of that… I didn’t want to inconveneince anyone else and didn’t want to have to take an entourage. Didn’t pee on myself or the seat!!!!
Post # 13
@fishbone: This would be an amazing idea! Now I need to get this done! The wedding is in 15 days, I really doubt that will be enough time 🙁 I’m phoning them the first chance I get on my break! I wonder how long it would take for them to do it, and I wonder the price? I need a corset back!!! Thanks for the idea!! xo
Post # 14
@iarebridezilla: Yes, where did you store it?
Post # 15
I’m so tagging this as of right now its pretty hard for me to sit in my dress. I’m thinking if I loose 5 pounds though that won’t be a problem anymore.
Post # 16
@Brittany85: I have not been married yet, but have been in a few weddings. I do not even recall sitting down, besides for dinner, and that was only for a quick bite. I was too busy socializing & dancing.