(Closed) How do you walk in gowns like these?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

A high heel and a good seamstress…

But otherwise its in your posture, hold your head up and roll your shoulds back. People tend to trip when they slouch or look down.

Post # 4
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

As long as its tailored the right way (ie: not too long), you shouldn’t have a problem.  I’ve worn long skirts for years and think its more comfortable than pants and short skirts.

I thought this post was going to have a picture of a mermaid gown…I don’t know how people walk and sit in those!

Post # 5
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

having a hoop skirt underneath REALLY helps!

Post # 7
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@peachacid:  First of all, my seamstress always reminds me, DONT look down, when she has me walk around a little bit in my dress. It keeps your posture straight and that means the dress sits just a little above the floor, where it’s supposed to. It will help me so much on my wedding day to remember that!

My dress is similar in shape to the second dress you posted, and I got this lovely lightweight hoop slip, and it’s really not that hard to move in with the slip keeping it away from my legs. Plus I feel like scarlett o’hara because it moves so beautifully 🙂

Oh and this is me, 5’3, in 2.5 inch heels.

Post # 8
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My gown was quite large aswell (with an extra crinoline) you just walk the same way you normally do… one foot in front of the other. The one thing you have to keep in mind (I learned the hard way): you can’t walk backwards with a train!!!


Post # 9
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m 5’0 and I had a full a-line gown with a big crinoline underneath. However long the sample is, is no indication of how easy it will be to walk in once you alter it to fit your measurements. My dress was altered to fit me with my shoes, and the crinoline was altered a tiny bit shorter than the actual hem of the dress so that it wouldn’t show at all and so I wouldn’t trip on it. 

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