(Closed) Heavy Gown + Thin Straps = HELP!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

You should talk to your seamstress, and maybe she can add thicker straps?

Post # 4
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

Does it have an elastic band that fits under your chest?  Mine does and I feel like it holds a lot of weight from there so that the top part can stay up on its own.  Maybe that’s something your seamstress could add in for you?

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My dress (and most of the dresses I tried on) basically hold themselves up.  It depends on the style of course, but in general the bodice should fit sufficiently tightly that the weight of the dress is not on the straps.  An easy way to achieve this is with a corset-style bodice that laces. If you don’t have this now, maybe your seamstress could make that alteration.

Post # 6
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

The weight should not be hanging on the straps. Mention this to the seamstress, she should hopefully be able to come up with something to get the bodice of the dress to fit tighter.

Post # 7
50 posts
Worker bee

I agree with suzanno – The skirt is supported is by the bodice, not the straps. Either the dress is not fitted enough on your torso or the boning(which adds support to the bodice) is not sufficient.
Mention this to your seamstress and she’ll take the dress in or add boning for support. 

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