(Closed) First Fitting Question Bees!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@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
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345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@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.

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