Post # 1
I’m thisclose to finalizing my wedding dress choice! but my only concern is logistical – my gown staying up!
it is fairly heavy strapless with a long train, and i am BARELY an a-cup in the chestal arena. i am worried about it sliding down through the night and me having to hoist it up every 10 minutes. even worse, i am having nightmares of walking down the aisle and it slipping down with every step.. and as i walk down the aisle, i cant stop to hike it up!
i’ve heard of boning from the waist. does this really work for small chested ladies? did it really work?? i’m skeptical! i’ve never worn strapless ANYTHING in my life and i’m worried itll slip down in pictures and/or the walk down the aisle!
this is the dress fyi – (with my “see what a sweetheart would look like” pose)
bonus question – how do i sit down?? i heard strapless dresses are very tight to keep it up, but if its so tight, wont it burst around the tummy when i sit down?
any insight on this is greatly appreciated! Stories and experiences a plus:D
Post # 3
bump, would love to know the answers to this. I will be wearing strapless satin gown!
Post # 4
It should stay up if you have it altered to fit you. Voice your concern to the person doing your alterations. She should be able to make it fit you like a glove.
My dress stayed up just fine but did stretch out a little bit by the end of the night.
Post # 5
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: what kind of alterations did you do? I’ll be sure to ask for a tighter hook I can adjust once it stretches out!
Post # 6
I’m wearing a strapless, to be honest mine is so tight i’m not concerned about it coming down, i’ve had bra cups sewn in also which i think will help, but as long as it’s altered well you should be fine, my best friend recently got married in a strapless dress that weighed 20kgs and hers didn’t come down at all.
Post # 8
First off, your dress is gorgeous! Definitely talk to your seamstress. They can really do wonders with alterations and make it fit so that you will feel comfortable.
Post # 9
What a gorgeous dress! Really shows off your slim figure. My dress was strapless and I have a similar chest as you. It wasn’t the lightest dress but perhaps lighter than yours since it was short. Anyway, I did an amazing trick that totally helped keep my dress up. I added double sided tape made for clothing (from Sears) between my dress and my bra. It was the hottest day of the summer and the adhesive was awesome nonetheless. It really kept my dress from falling, as well from my bra showing. I recommend it!
I didn’t have a problem sitting with mine but it was flowy at my waist.
Post # 10
@sugarcube: I had my dress taken in at the bust and waist. I also had bra cups seen in. My dress came with a band sewn in that you hooked around your rib cage (similar to a bra clasp) before it was zipped. I made sure the waist was a snug as could be to ensure it wouldn’t slip very much.
Post # 12
I would think it would matter more that you aren’t straight up and down in the hip area. Since you aren’t, I think the waist won’t slip (because it’s smaller than the hips and it can’t)–and because there is boning, the bodice/chest won’t slip either.
Post # 13
My dress is 53 POUNDS and strapless!
It has a VERY sturdy corset built in, and I’m not worried at ALL!
And since your dress is a (stunning) mermaid dress (and I am in LOVE with the beading on the bottom) you should have less of a problem since your hips are going to stop the bodice from creeping down!
Post # 14
My dress is also very heavy and has a thick elastic strap on the inside that secures with hook clasps like a very wide bra strap. When it is done up the dress feels very secure! If your dress doesn’t have one, maybe your seamstress can add on for you!
Post # 15
@Scintillante: what a gorgeous dress, where did you get it?? I want one like that for my reception! 🙂
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: was the band around your rib cage or waist?
@EffieTrinket that’s good to know 🙂 at least I have curves somewhere hehe
@BrandNewBride: can you tell me more about the corset? Is it attached to the inside of your dress? Where does it support off of? holy crap thats heavy. How do you sit in a corset? Haha I can’t imagine sitting in something so tight!
@alex88: tell me more! is the strap sewn attached to your dress? Is it attached to boning? Do you feel secure?? how does sitting feel?
Post # 16
I am also wearing a heavy satin dress for my wedding. As long as you have it altered to fit you, then you should have no problem.