(Closed) dress fitting question!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1619 posts
Bumble bee

I would ask the seamstress that since you are hoping for cups to be sewn in, if you need to bring a bra.  You may want to bring a backless bra just to see if you prefer that over sewn in cups.

As for spanxs, I would try out a few options with your dress to see what looks and feels best.  You definitely want to make this decision prior to any alterations being done because these undergarments can definitely effect how your dress fits.

How low of a back do you have?  Would spanx that hit at your waist be too high?  I would definitely suggest a pair that comes down your thigh and hits at just above your knee so that you don’t get any panty lines.

Post # 4
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ve been stressing about this too! I was recommended to wear a seamless slip because it can be comfy but also hide (minimally) lumps bumps lines etc. The person sewing my dress also did a lot of pageant work and said to go “commando” under the dress (not for a fitting but once it’s yours) and to wear a tampon  (TMI) for unexpected. .. haven’t done this still feel uncomfortable but maybe it works? Bring the cups to the firing is also an option unless you’re having it tailored by the seamstress

Post # 5
1619 posts
Bumble bee

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foofyq:  My favorite spanx are the one’s that hit at my waist and go down to mid thigh.  They aren’t a super tight, suck everything in, spanx, but rather just a smooth everything out spanx.

These are similar to what I have…



But there are other brands, like at Target or department stores, that are similar and maybe even better price wise.  You could even ask your seamstress if she knows of any brand or style that would work well with a lower back dress.

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