(Closed) Did your strapless gown stay up for your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My seamstress was stressing me out about this on Tuesday night when I went for my fitting.  She said that having the dress tight at the waist will help stabilize it, but the only “real” solution is to add spaghetti straps.  I’m going to see how it fits at the next fitting (pins/clips aren’t a good judge of fit). 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hollywood Tape may help… but if you are sweaty, forgot about it.  I agree with @Lulusmom about the tight waist.  Is the dress zipper or lace up back?  If you are really worried about it, then I agree you may want to go for spaghetti straps.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

With the weight of the dress I dont think double side tape or sewing it to a bra is going to help.  I imagine it’d just peel the tape or take the bra down with it.  I think the only real solution is to make sure it fitted perfectly to you and nice and snug.  I normally have problem with strapless stuff staying up, but the dress was so fitted through the middle that it didnt go anywhere.  I didnt tug on it once throughout the entire day.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dress wasn’t going anywhere when I wore it on our wedding day.  But, I did have a ballgown style with a tight waist so the bodice sort of sat on my hips.  It also had a lot of boning and an inner corset.  Does your dress have any of the above?  If so, I think you will be fine.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t have any issues with my dress sliding down. How it closes can make a big difference though – mine was a corset back and my MOH/cousin made sure to lace it very very tightly.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine is nice and tight at the hips and waist, so that will help … but in case it gets the fallsies while I’m dancing, I’m also bringing along a strip of white satin so I can fashion a quick halter top if I need to with big white safety pins Smile  By that point, the pictures will mostly be done so it’s just a matter of keeping myself comfortable!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

my dress had a wide elastic bra-like strap that snugged me into place. i didn’t wear a bra with it.  you could probably have one put in. 

i actually had to have my dress taken in a week before the wedding (i lost a lot of weight due to illness; not trying).  my seamstress took it in a lot.  i could barely breathe at first but after an hour, it relaxed a bit.  i have heard that other brides have their strapless dresses taken in a lot too.

i wasn’t going anywhere and i danced all night; never once had to hike it up.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sunshine09:  mine had a zipper back too.  double zipper actually.  it had the bra thing on the inside.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The elastic inside is great. I plan to have it done for my wedding dress – it’s strapless and I’m a 34-36A. I had it put in a strapless bridesmaid dress and it kept the dress in place nicely.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Mine was a zipper fit. 5 days before the wedding at my last fitting I could barely  breathe in it because it was so tight. The day of the wedding- it was too big. I was constantly worried about it. I didn’t want a strapless dress for this reason but couldn’t find a dress with straps I liked.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Your seamstress can put in an understrap right under your boobs.  When I did that, it made a huge difference, and I didn’t have a problem at all.  I was snug as a rug.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mine didn’t budge an inch!  It had an internal corset that kept it tight and up all night. At the last minute I decided not to wear a bra with it but my seamstress created a bra holder just in case.  It was an elastic that was attached to the dress and the bra strap would be fed through it so the two stayed put.  When I tested it out it seemed to hold well but turns out I didn’t need it in the end.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Mine was totally fine, but it was pretty fitted through hips and bodice, and had a corseted back so could be fitted to fit very snugly, and it was.  Normally I avoid strapless as I get spillage but no problems with my wedding dress at all. I am larger breasted, and I did have a bra underneath as cups and elastics were just not enough for me and did not work to my comfort and satisfaction. Seamstresses have a few different tips though, like sewing in elastics, cups, the bra itself, etc.

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