(Closed) How Uncomfortable Should a Wedding Dress Be…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Your going to be wearing it for hours, so I would say the least amount of discomfort possible. I axed my runner-up dress b/c of how uncomfortable it was. I could barely walk or bend over in it, let alone sit down! Did you speak with a seamstress? perhaps the dress can be altered to make it more comfortable.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It was just the samples…so it’s not yet been made to you. Even if you fit well inside the samples, it’s not your exact shape. It may be that the dress will be more comfortable when made exactly to your proportions.

It sounds like you weren’t really in love with either dress. I went dress shopping for the first time ever yesterday, and I absolutely fell in LOVE with a dress. It was amazing. It’s really true when they say you know when it’s the one. Keep looking, don’t lose hope yet. 

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

I can’t see the pic!

If i’m spending loads of money on a dress, I’m going to make sure it’s comfortable. I don’t want to wear something that makes me want to tear it off after an hour! I’m sorry for asking, but what size do you wear? Do you need a tight-fitting corset?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m of the belief that your wedding dress should be comfortable.  (Shoes on the other hand…I die for a killer pair of shoes, that pain I have no problem with)  PP mentioned, you’ll be wearing the dress for a while, it will be hot, if you are uncomfortable just trying it on in the store, you’re going to end up being really, really uncomfortable by the end of your wedding.

When I went to look at dresses, I had a few very specific criteria in mind.  Nothing heavy and nothing that required what I call “heroic underwear” ie spanx, corsets, etc.  I was able to find a big beautiful tulle ballgown that weighs less than my SIL’s beautiful, but still quite heavy chiffon drapey Grecian goddess dress.  And no fancy underwear for me…sew in cups and a pair of regular panties.

It can be done but you just have to look harder and try on lots of dresses.  Be picky.  You only get to wear a wedding dress once so you want to love it and feel like you don’t want to take it off.  Not looking at the clock counting the minutes till you can tear it off~leave  that for the hubby.  Wink

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

i heard pronovias gowns are incredibly comfortable…

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have to be comfortable, maybe not jammies and slippers comfy but I’m definitely not getting a corset or killer heels. Uncomfortable = cranky, don’t wanna be cranky, it’s not attractive!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@missjewels: beauty is pain lol its the way it is i guess my dress is beautiful to me but its going to suck being in that heavy gown all day and i refuse to buy a reception dress. for what my gown cost im wearing it all night plus i want to ; )

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@HisNightOwl2014: I am with you on this. My dress was NOT comfortable but live able. Everyone told me they loved my dress and to me that was worth it.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lionskitty: A corset that fits properly should be comfortable! Not jammies comfortable, but having a nice hug comfortable. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper

My dress was tight (corset) and beaded on top and oh so heavy and even with all that I was very comfortable all night long. If it fits you correctly so you don’t have to play with it, pull it up or move it around you should be fine.

Mine was a satin ballgown and to some that would be too much, I guess it just depends on your personal level of comfort required versus gown wanted. The Priscilla is very similar to my dress so I’m guessing you would be okay with a heavy satin ballgown with beading.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SpecialSundae: Agreed a good corset is comfortable is properly fitted and tied on (a corset from sears is not a corset). I love my vistorian corset and can wear it for hours.

 

I believe you should be comfortable in a dress. Try on a bunch and see what elements are uncomfortable. I have a lace and silk gown and can wear it for hours with a big smile on my face. Unlike on amercian gypsey weddings your dress should not bruise you. It all depends on your everyday level of comfort… are you only comfy in a tshirt and sweats or can you wear a fitted jacket and blouse comfortably.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SpecialSundae: Any corset I’ve tried, if laced to adequately support my *ahem* girls is incredibly uncomfortable! I’ll be getting a dress cut in such a way that I can wear a good “regular” bra (34H). I’m a jeans and t-shirt kinda of gal too, I don’t even wear party dresses without feeling a little wierd. Maybe you’re thinking of more of a bustier type corset and not a corset corset which is binding? Hey, if you’re comfy in it go for it!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lionskitty: Then they obviously don’t fit properly. My usual corsetiere is a 34GG and wears corsets regularly, so it’s not a boobs thing. Corsets that are made to fit properly will be able to support your bust without being uncomfortable.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think the big thing is to know how to tighten your corset through the day. Corset are also an item that should be custom made by an expert. Im dying to get one from a lady in BC that cost over 300$ and omg amazing. I find a corset gives you more surface area to give you the same support as a bra.

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