(Closed) how tight’s your zip-up gown?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@bug-in-a-rug: i have no idea as i havent bought a dress yet… but i just had to comment that i loveeeeeeeee your name! hehe. and how appropriate for this post 🙂

Post # 5
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes it is that tight and I don’t like it!! I can put it on myself, but I am afraid to sit down in it for fear that it would tear!!

Post # 6
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It’s snug just above the hips, but just right / little loose at the top of the zipper. Apparently I have hips. Haha.

Post # 7
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Nope, I asked my seamstress to leave mine looser than that.

It’s still fitted, but I can move, sit, walk, and will be able to hitch it up to pee all alone. 🙂

I don’t have too much of a figure to accentuate, and it looked *almost* as good if I’m comfortable as it did when she sucked me into it – so for me, the comfort factor is worth it!

Post # 8
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yep, mine’s pretty tight – it’s got an internal corset that closes first, and then you zip it up. I haven’t actually sat down in it yet, but I’m sure it’ll be fine. 

In the past I’ve worn serious steel-boned corsets (the type that take 4 inches off your waist in one go) and if I can sit/eat/pee in that, I’ll find a way to do it in my wedding dress. 

I’m not worried about the zip giving out – it all seems very well constructed, and there are buttons, too. 

Post # 9
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Mine’s really tight.  When it came in it was two sizes too big, so I guess they over compensated when doing alterations, lol.  It’s too tight in the bust to zip, and they’re letting it out now.  The waist and hips are tight in a good way, since it’s strapless and I want it to stay up.  Now I’m just hoping the bust works out, since I won’t get to try it on again until the Thursday before the wedding…

Post # 10
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine was also very snug when I tried it on last. I actually didn’t try sitting down to see how it would feel…is that bad? My final fitting is August 21 though. I will be having a light wedding dinner:)

Post # 11
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

NO!  Mine was not that tight at all, but it was snug enough where I didn’t feel like it was slipping down or like I had to keep adjusting it all night.  Have you tried sitting down in your dress?  From what you described, it sounds REALLY tight.  Def try sitting at your next fitting.  (That rhymed!) 

Post # 13
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Taking a cue from you, I am snug like a bug in the rug.  It fits like a glove!

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