(Closed) does a heavy strapless gown really stay up??

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

bump, would love to know the answers to this. I will be wearing strapless satin gown!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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 # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

 

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