Post # 1
So I recently purchased the Mori Lee 1923 as my dress. I am so excited!! The dress is perfect and I can’t wait to wear it.
Now that I am waiting for it to come in, I am starting to think of a “slight” issue I thought about when I originally tried on and purchased the dress. I am worried about being able to sit down! The sample gown I tried on fit me perfectly through the waist and hips (however, I know samples can sometimes be a bit stretched out). I don’t know if I was just being extra careful because I thought I would rip the gown – but every time I practiced sitting down, my entourage teased me cause it did it so awkwardly. LOL. However, when I sat down it was definitely tight, but not totally uncomfortable.
So now as I sit at home I keep thinking – oh my gosh – what if I can’t sit or breath in this dress?!?! I don’t know if I am just over thinking this as it probably isn’t as bad as I make it sound.
So my questions to the bees with fitted gowns:
Were you able to comfortably sit, eat, or breath in your dress?
As the day went on, did it loosen up a bit as you sat and stood up?
Any other advice or insight on the logitistics of a fitted dress?
Post # 3
I’m curious about this one too, hopefully someone responds.
Post # 4
I am having the exact same issues with my dress. Following to see if someone has a solution.
Post # 5
My dress was like that, it was quite fitted and the boning made it hard to sit, when I first sat down at the reception it was noticeably tight for me, but after that I forgot about it and it became a bit easier to sit. I was really worried about it but if I were you I wouldn’t stress about it at all
Post # 6
Bump – I know there are tons of bees out there that have worn fitted gowns – give us some more insight!
@Charlie89: Thanks! This helps to ease my mind slightly.
Post # 7
My dress was very fitted, but it didn’t have boning. It was more of a slip dress.
It was a little tight at first when sitting, but the more I moved around in it, the more is losened up. Didn’t have any problems sitting or dancing.
Post # 8
I had a fitted dress with boning, and was concerned about this as well because I would sit down during my fittings and would feel like the dress would rip in the hips. The seamstress who did my alterations reassured me that the dress would “break-in” and it would become more comfortable to move and sit in the longer I had it on. Sure enough she was completely right and was sitting and standing and dancing and eating and running around with no problem at my wedding. Also, the boning was nice because it helped me sit up nice and straight at all times.
Post # 9
My first dress was a fit & flare. The question I had was how to yank it up to use the restroom when it was fitted through the thighs with lots of poof at the bottom. I’m curious as to how that works…
Post # 10
@pinksprinkles: The key to this will be alterations. Yes, your dress will loosen as the night progresses but, when the dress is fitted to you, you need to be able to sit and stand without fear of ripping it. Good news it, I doubt you will have much opportunity to sit that day anyway!
I ordered my dress with a lace up corsette back so I can adjust throughout the evening though.
Post # 11
My gown is a fit and flare and when I went to pick it up last week she had me sit down and make sure I was comfortable. It was tight but not uncomfortable, mostly the boning just made it so that I had to sit up straight, which isn’t really a bad thing. She said the dress will loosen up over the course of the day too.
Post # 12
@pinksprinkles: i have the same issue with my dress, but no boning. I decided to have a second dress after cake cutting (before reception). Plus I want to keep the dress in good condition for day after formal shoot.
Post # 13
Posting to follow. My dress is currently in alterations and I am concerned about this as well…
Post # 14
I have to chime in to say that honestly, during your wedding you probably won’t sit that much! 🙂
We hardly had time to sit, eat, or do anything other than visit, mingle, and dance! 🙂
Post # 15
Thanks for the responses bees! Here is my gown. It is fitted through the hips with boning that goes down to the hip area. It has a zippered back with buttons (absolutely love this feature), therefore no adjusting during the day! I am hoping it loosens up just enough so that I can sit at dinner and eat haha.
@discokitty: I actually asked the woman at the bridal store how I would be able to pee in this dress. She said the usual “straddle the toilet facing it so the dress doesn’t get in the toilet” However, I don’t know how I am supposed to get my panties off since it is so fitted through the hips and thighs. haha I would hate to have to take the gown off each time, surprisingly this doesn’t concern me as much as sitting! ha.
Post # 16
My sister just got married wearing 1923. She wanted it very fitted and had it altered to be so 🙂 She didn’t have any problems moving around in it or sitting for dinner that night. Although at a wedding you don’t get much time to sit. But I never heard her say anything about it being uncomfortable. Good Luck!