Post # 1
I went to my third fitting with my dressmaker, and noticed that if I lift my arms too much it really feels like my girls are about to pop out of my dress, and I get uncomfortably close to exposing my nipple, it’s probably less than a centimeter away. If my dress gaps a little, woo, it’s right there saying hello. This is not the look I was going for on my wedding day, lol! I let my seamstress know, and she told me that’s just the way it was supposed to fit, and not to lift my arms too much. But what if I want to dance, or hug a tall person? If this is really the way my dress is going to fit, I’m going to have to get a lot of double-sided tape, or buy another dress.
Did anyone else have a similar problem?
Post # 3
I was so self-conscious about getting a strapless dress, that I made sure that nothing like that would happen with mine… and actually I picked a dress that has a tulle ruffle at the top to lessen the amount of full skin exposure. I wanted to avoid armpit cleavage!
Are you having cups sewn in? Your seamstress should tailor it so that you don’t have to worry. "Don’t lift your arms" is not an acceptable alternative!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
My dress is corset back and I haven’t had that problem… and I have a large chest. I was told (by the salon) that they could make a dress corest back if it didn’t have one, I’m not sure if this is an option for you though b/c they would need extra fabric.
Post # 5
Thanks! I didn’t think ‘don’t lift your arms’ sounded like a good solution, either. I wanna shake a leg on the dance floor, and hug my guests without flashing them…
My dress already has cups — maybe they’re too big?
Post # 6
I did not even think to try to lift my arms during my dress fitting! Good that you pointed this out, I will definitely try it next time! Definitely let them know that "don’t lift your arms" is not a solution that works for you, and what else can they do.