(Closed) If you had a strapless dress…were you pulling it up all night?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did your strapless slip/did you have to pull it up all night?
    Yes, I was tugging on it every 5 minutes! : (9 votes)
    9 %
    A bit, but nothing major : (17 votes)
    18 %
    Not at all, fit like a glove! : (53 votes)
    56 %
    I didn't wear a strapless for that reason : (16 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Nope. I had the bodice tailored so that it was very snug when I first put it on (well it did at my last fitting and then i accidently lost a few more pounds before the wedding). It stretched a bit by the end of the night but I didn’t have to pull it up at all.  I had some double stick body tape in my clutch just in case but didn’t need it. 

    Post # 4
    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @lawyeretta:  I had zero issues with mine, even after I had both the neckline and back lowered a LOT. It still stayed up all night, no problem. And I was dancing my ass off.

    Post # 5
    1589 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I was anti-strapless for that reason but I tried one on that literally did not move. It was a great corset type. I ended up with straps because I like to feel more covered.

    Post # 6
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Nope! My dress was 53 POUNDS and strapless! The built-in corset held it up all night–never had to pull it up! Not even once.

    Post # 7
    1073 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Nope! My dress fit like a glove! 🙂

    Post # 8
    14658 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It fit like a glove!  As long as it takes a little effort to zip up and is nice and snug, it should be ok.

    Post # 9
    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I had no issues what so ever the entire night, even after being twirled around on the dance floor by my father and my husband.I did use some double sided tape to make sure my girls stayed in place, but not because I really needed it, but because I wanted the peace of mind. By the end of the night the tape had lost its stickiness and wasn’t attached to my skin at all… never even noticed.

    My dress was a laceup back, but didn’t have any boning so it wasn’t a true corset (from my knowledge of what an actual corset is) and I didn’t wear anything extra under it. If your dress fits well you’ll be able to wear it without having to pull it up.

    Post # 10
    2118 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Good question! I always about wonder this!

    Post # 11
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yes! I didn’t have a good seamstress I guess she was cheap for a reason but mine kept falling down the whole freaking night!! It Was so annoying. I’m also super small chested. I seriously regret going strapless and wish I had gotten a lace dress with the shoulders 

    Post # 12
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Every single wedding I have been to where the bride wore strapless she was tugging at it. I would also bet that most of them – and most of the Bees here who claim they didn’t tug on theirs – didn’t even realise they were doing it. I’m not talking yanking at it and pulling it up, but little tugs at the armpit area every so often.

    I doubt that any of the dresses were actually going to fall down – thought there was a big busted girl who looked like she would come out over the top of hers. A well constructed dress that fits properly should be in no danger of falling down.

    it’s more a subconscious thing. Unless you are used to wearing strapless dresses normally, it feels different. Plus if the dress is heavy as well it’s natural to worry about gravity. But that dress should not be going anywhere.

    There are two things you can do about it. One is to buy a strapless dress of a similar weight – maybe a second hand prom dress? – and wear it around the house until you are used to how it feels.

    The other is just not to worry about it. Little tugs at the dress – and back fat – are just what comes with a strapless dress. The upside is you get to bare your shoulders and wear the dress you want. As long as the dress is secure – which it will be – it’s a lesser concern.


    Post # 13
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wore a corset dress pulled tight. It couldn’t budge an inch! 

    Post # 14
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Mine had boning that held it up- no issues at all! I say go for it!

    Post # 15
    9115 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Nope. I had a corset and my girls cinched me up good.

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