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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you’re worried about the bra, have cups sewn in, and yes have it fit really well so it doesn’t slip.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

At my second fitting, I was amazed how well it stayed up by just fitting correctly at the waist! Haven’t had my weddin yet, but my dress also has the elastic band under the bust that seems to do a really good job keeping it up as well.

Post # 19
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Busy bee

If it’s structured correctly and fits you snug at your waist, it shouldn’t budge at all. I have a D cup and was worried about trying on a strapless gown (because i didn’t want to be fidgeting with pulling up my dress the whole time) but I tried one on and it was perfect….cannot even move. The designer even put in a built in bra and its amazing.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

Mine stayed up perfectly, but I’m convinced that it did so largely because it had a corset back that was totally fitted to me and not going anywhere.

Post # 21
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Busy bee

The dress I want is technically strapless (it will have the sleeves that fall off the shoulder, so nothing anchoring it and I’m worried about having big boobs, but I my idea is how strapless bras have like a rubbery/no slip thing to get some of that at the top part of the dress, all the way around.  That might work for you as well.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we will find out tomorrow at my fitting. i am nervous because the first two fittings i have  had i was falling out because the bust was TOO big

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I’m also small chested (32AA) with a strapless dress.  I haven’t had any alterations yet, but after a lot of research on the same topic, I plan to get cups built in and possibly add removeable straps, just for the reception when moving and dancing around is at a max.  So far just trying the dress on I have been using a nu bra coupled with a pushup corset, but it’s kind of annoying having so much underneath plus my date is in the summer at peak heat, so I’m hoping I can find a solution that involves wearing only my dress.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve heard (from my best friend who is a dancer) that carpet tape, like from Home Depot, works wonders to hold dresses in place- it’s a lot stronger than standard double stick tape or even wig tape (which is what I usually use to prevent wardrobe malfunctions).  My Maid/Matron of Honor (not the same girl) used the trick for her dress at a wedding recently and said the thing did not MOVE.  Apparently it’s not too bad to take off, either, especially if you sweat a little over the course of the day/night.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sunshine09:  I had to go with it. I was really worried when walking down the “aisle” with my Dad. We got married on the beach & walking was hard enough as it was. I kept my arms tucked at my side so tight to hold it up. Once the reception started it was easier to forget about – but unfortuantely I was tugging at my dress all night. =(

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had the elastic band sewn into the dress, like you mentioned. It was amazing. It looked like a regular piece of cloth sewn around the natural waistline and just clipped close like a bra strap. My dress did not move! Even if the top part is loose, the band will keep the dress at your waist. Highly recommend it!

Post # 29
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Worker bee

Just got engaged and figured I better start lookin for dresses! I do LOVE strapless, but I was in a wedding as a bridesmaid and had a strapless dress. The lady altered it tight, and swore to me it wouldn’t fall down. It was great in the store when I was fitted, and for the beginnging of the wedding, but then it started to slip down and every 20 mins I would have to pull it back up. ESPECIALLY after dancing.

So I am worried about getting one for my wedding, I definately don’t want to have to worry about it, but so many pretty dresses are strapless. My fiance isn’t a big fan of them though…. any pretty strapped dresses? I hate the off the shoulders, or droopy hangy necklines, so I feel my search has been pretty limited.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you have it altered by a good seamtress it shouldn’t slip at all. They are supposed to make it tight enough at your natural waist that there is no way it will be able to slide down onto your hips. I had mine taken in pretty tight around the waist, and I didn’t have any problems with it slipping on my wedding day!

Post # 31
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have to agree with many ladies here…yes, having a good fitted strapless with a snug fit will help keep your strapless and boobies in place, but if you don’t have a snug fit or at the last few days before your wedding you loose some weight and your dress slips down and no time to get it to the seamstress or its too costy, then the best alternative is adding the new pin-straps Strapn’guard…yup, you read right…straps that already has pin attachment to the hooks…these work like a charm and looks flawless, looks like it came with your dress Wink. There available in many different styles from casual to very dressy…you can add the pin-straps wherever you need them on your dress and if wearing a bra and you can easily remove them whenever you wish to regain your strapless again, which is great for if wanting to take pictures with a strapless look and adding the pin-straps when getting ready to dance to have the full support :). What’s also great you can use them for other dresses for other occassions too.

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