(Closed) Could you sit in your mermaid dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine isn’t so tight that I can’t sit.  But if I want more room, I can always hitch it up a bit when I sit down.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

LOL!!  how do you intend to eat dinner??  I tried on a dress that was gorgeous like that, mermaid style perfectly curve hugging and looked AMAZING but I couldn’t sit in it, let alone dance in it!  and that was requirement #1: the dress must be dance worthy!  Like gettin’ down dance worthy!  you might want to get her to take it out a bit, you’re supposed to be a bride not a statue.  and even if she takes it out by only 1/2 in or so, it could give you the ease you need to move, but still look smokin’ ๐Ÿ™‚  do you have any pics?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I honestly couldn’t sit in mine. She practically sewed that thing on to me. It didn’t LOOK tight while on, but I guess because of the way it was shaped, I just couldn’t bend at the waist at all. I had to lean back in the car on the way out of there, lol. I think the ones that have the…opening..? I don’t know what you call it… start higher, closer to the thigh, can move easier.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine wasn’t even really a true mermaid (modified A-line) but it was super fitted and I could barely sit for dinner. I kept having to lean back in my chair for comfort, and I definitely was not able to eat much.

But really, it was so worth it. The dress looked SOOOOO good! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I could sit in mine, I just had really good posture! Here is a pic of me sitting in it actually in the process of explaining that this wasn’t quite as simple as it looked haha I didn’t eat much that night since as you can see it didn’t leave much room for stomach expansion lol

 

Post # 8
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That is crazy!  I always thought when people said “I can’t sit down” it was a joke!  Get her to take it out a bit.  If you can’t move and are uncomfortable you will not have the best time and it will also come across in your wedding pics.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Angela83: Agreed. I have a mermaid gown and can sit, bend down/over, dance, move around, eat and be myself in it. And it’s fitted too. I can’t imagine wearing a dress for 8 hours that I couldn’t sit down in. :-/

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I went for my first fitting yesterday and could NOT sit. However, the fabric on the hips (just the lining, the lace overlay was perfect) was too tight and needs to be let out a bit. I think once that is done I’ll be fine. I can move around and dance around in it, but sitting is a must, I totally agree. Oh and I’m totally pigging out on food, I’m just not doing up that “seatbelt” elastic-y thing inside so tightly. Sorry I don’t know the proper name of it, but I like to call it the seatbelt ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

When I tried on dresses, if I really liked the dress then I would do the “Can I sit?” test, LOL.  I’m going to be like bloodgo1, my dress is going to force me to have really good posture.

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Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I cannot imagine buying a dress and not being about to sit down! 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

I tried on a beaauuuuutiful mermaid dress while looking, and almost fell in love with it. The sales woman went to get something and while we were waiting for her to come back, my friend was like, “well, come sit by me.” so I tried to sit in the chair (a normal height chair) and about four inches from butt to chair contact, I literally TOPPLED onto the chair, rolled and landed on the floor. For the record, the dress fit me PERFECTLY and wouldn’t have needed any alterations. My friend had to more or less heave me up from the floor onto the chair and then later pull me up from the chair. I couldn’t move.

It was enough that I took the dress off promptly and moved my sights to a drop waist dress instead of mermaid.

Good luck with yours! It’s best if you’re prepared ahead of time ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ddw: You seriously fell to the ground? Wow! I tried this gorgeous mermaid by the same designer I bought (leading me to my dress) and I couldn’t sit. However, I would’ve needed to lose more of the baby weight, which I did, so I still think about it even though I love the dress I have. Don’t have dress regret, get what you love. (For the record, I don’t ahve dress regret. I just liked another dress, but mine is the one for me)

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