Post # 1
Tomorrow I have my first fitting and I am so nervous for some reason!
I just bought a regular padded strapless bra for the appointment…is that ok for
underneath the dress? She said to come with undergarments and shoes. And
can you wear just regular undies?! haha so many questions!!
I am also hoping to get to thinner flowery straps added to my dress so we’ll see
if that’s possible (hopefully not crazy costly)!! Annnd I ordered the dress a size
small and I haven’t lost as much as I had hoped to by now, so I am nervous it
isn’t going to fit right….oh boy!!!
Anything I should keep in mind for the first fitting bees??
Post # 3
@MrsEllieBellie: Basically, you want to wear underneath the dress what you’ll wear for the wedding. If you aren’t wearing shapewear, then this isn’t really an issue for the underwear, but if you are, you want the seamstress to be able to adjust in the waist/ hip area as necessary for that.
As for the bra, will you be wearing that bra for your wedding? If so, it’ll be fine. If not, you really do want to bring the one you’ll be wearing. Your bust circumference can change as much as an inch or two with different bras, and you don’t want to find out on your wedding morning that someone has to run to Frederick’s to get another bra. 😛
I haven’t had a fitting for a wedding dress yet, but I have for recital dresses. My advice is be polite but firm about what you want. Do listen to the seamstress if she says she can’t do something because the dress won’t hold up to it, but also ask her advice on how to get the result you want without compromising the structural integrity of the dress if that comes up. She’s done this a LOT, and will probably have some good ideas to offer.
Best of luck!
Post # 4
I wore my strapless bra that I am wearing on the day, normal undies as they weren’t a factor into how it would fit, and also the shoes that I am wearing on the day as the heel height determined the length of the dress, and the bra help to determine how tight the straps needed to be
Post # 5
@applecore: Oh, right! Forgot about the shoes. @OP: You don’t want to go in wearing shoes that are a different height from the shoes you’ll wear with the gown. Wearing your actual wedding shoes would be best, but wearing shoes that are at least the same heel height would work in a pinch.