(Closed) How did you get into and out of your dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Slip first, then dress overhead.  Not ideal, but that’s the only way I know to do it with a petticoat/crinoline unless you sew it to the dress.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Very carefully?  Lol.  Seriously though, you need at 2 other people holding the dress open (or as open as you can get it) while they get it over your head.  It’s not going to be easy, but it can be done.  This is what we did for one of my girl friends who got married recently (I was a BM).

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been thinking the same thing!

I am also wearing a mermaid slip under my wedding dress.  I tried on my dress for the first time last week.  I put the slip on first, the dress was then slipped over my head.  I would ideally like to walk into it but I wouldn’t want to risk streching out my bodice and possibly pulling sitching or jewels (my dress is mermaid style). 

An idea I had in mind was placing the slip on the floor and putting the dress over it so that when you walk into it you’d be walking into both at the same time.  It may be a little tricky but with a little bit of help from your mom/friend I think it could be done right?

If not another option would be to walk into the dress and have someone help you put the slip on under. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@xdaydreams05x:  Thats a good idea!

Place the slip inside the dress, step into both leaving the dress around your feet, pull the slip up into position, then the dress as you normally would. Should save your hair this way too!

I have officially decided thats what I am going to do  =)

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper

I had to step in and out of my dress (it was huge!) and then pull the slip on afterwards.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Okay, I have to tell you girls, if you haven’t read this post and tried it, it is a MUST! I swear to you, I did this on my wedding day, I didn’t have to get out of the dress, I didn’t need anyone in the bathroom with me, it worked like a charm!  MY Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t believe me so she paced outside the bathroom and constantly kept asking if i needed help. 😛

http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/peeing-while-wearing-the-dress

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@September29:  Oh I’m thinking the same thing! I’m only wearing the slip for church and pictures then that sucker is coming off! lol 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My alterations lady told me to step into the dress (to avoid hair/makeup disaster), then have the BMs/moms/whoever hold the dress up around me while I get into the slip. So the slip gets put on while the dress is on but held up. I like the idea of putting the slip into the dress then stepping into both.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had a similar style dress and the same type of slip.  See Picture Below

Getting Ready: Slip first, dress overhead.  I tried the other way and it did NOT work. The lining of my dress got all wrapped up in the slip. Have mom & some friends help you to keep it out of your hair and makeup.  Yours is strapless so it should be easier.

Bathroom Going: I went to the bathroom by myself and did not have to take my dress off.  It took a little time and some wiggling but I managed.  I just hiked up the dress portion and then wiggled the slip up and straddled the toilet straight on.  When I was done, I just wiggled the slip back down and pulled the dress down.  Honestly it was nice to have some alone time when I went into the bathroom where I didn’t have to talk and could just zone out 🙂 haha.

Below is a picture of my dress so you can see how similar they are. 

 

 

Post # 15
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5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

With the help of all six of my bridesmaids plus both my mom and Future Mother-In-Law.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had the DB crinoline that zips up to right under my bust with the big bunch of tulle underneath. Originally, I could step into my dress but with the crinoline, that SO wasn’t happening.

So I had to kind of bend my head down to protect the makeup/face and then had someone help me shimmy the dress down over my head.

I didn’t have to use the bathroom at all during the wedding (PHEW!) as I didn’t really eat or drink anything all day and didn’t consume much at the wedding either.

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