(Closed) Dress shopping for the first time

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

The shop will usually have the necessary longlone strapless if you need one, but I’d just suggest something with good coverage… the salespeople will probably help you dress and undress. 😉 I’d also try to wear your hair similarly to how you think you might wear it for your wedding (either up or down), some makeup, and clothes that are easy to get into and out of quickly.

Good luck and have fun!!

Post # 4
194 posts
Blushing bee

Everywhere I went provided the bras…but I still wore a strapless bra just incase. Hope you find your dress!!!

Post # 5
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I took a strapless bra with me because I just don’t like the idea of wearing a bra that has been shared with so many other women.  They usually will provide a slip of some kind if you need it.

Post # 6
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wore my own strapless and I wore Spanx.  Two reasons, obviously, it’s more flattering to the body and also getting naked in front of the sales lady isn’t as bad.  I agree with Crebre, put make up on and do your hair.  Also, depending on how many places your going, take a snack to have between visits.  And just ’cause no one said it yet, take a camera in case they let you take pics.

Post # 7
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

i also wore a strapless bra and a pair of good covering nude underwear! the first dress i tried on the saleswoman just threw it on and i was still wearing my jeans. it made the dress look horrible. after that, i asked her if i could try on the dresses wearing my underwear.

Post # 8
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

I brought a strapless bra with me but ended up using the one the store provided while I was trying dresses on. The actual bra is not a huge deal until you go for your first fitting.

Post # 9
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just wore my regular bra, and tucked the straps in if I wanted to get a better idea how a strapless dress would look.  I figured no point in spending extra $$ on a special bra until I at least know what kind I need for “the” dress.  And it turns out I will be able to wear my wedding dress I chose without any bra (the top is snug and supportive).  I don’t think it’s too big a deal either way, just so long as you are comfortable stripping down in it in front of the sales girl 🙂

Post # 10
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The shop I went to had a longline bra to wear under the dresses.  I was able to put them on myself, but some stores don’t let you do that so I would have boyshorts or full coverage underwear so your butt isn’t hanging out for the assistant to see.

Post # 11
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I wore a strapless and spanx power panties. It was like running around in a full swimsuit, but in a good way. Easier than having on a thong and someone dressing you. :p

Post # 12
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wear comfy shoes.  If you are thinking of wearing heels and you have a pair that are about the height you think you would wear then bring or wear those.  After standing up trying on dresses all day, my feet were tired. 

Most places I went to supplied undergarmets or I just tucked my straps in. 

Post # 13
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wore a normal bra because I couldn’t find my strapless – but I was offered them. Make sure you try the dress on with shoes – even if you aren’t sure what shoes you’re going with for the wedding yet – it can really change the way the dress falls!

Post # 14
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I just wore my own strapless bra, because I didn’t really want to wear a bra that had been worn by so many other people.  Just make sure you have some panties that have coverage/in a neutral color.  Often the consultant will want to come in and help you with the dresses, so you want something that you’ll feel okay in and that won’t show through the dresses.

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