(Closed) Love the Dress, Hate the Fit

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

The pictures don’t show.

I suggest, if you trust your seemstress, that you work with her to try to find the best solution.  Ultimately you just want to be happy with it.

Post # 4
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I can’t see any pics, but I definitely understand your frustration.  Are you wearing a strapless bra?  I think double-sided fashion tape could be a real help in this situation.  It could help keep things in place, although I don’t think your idea of the straps are a bad idea either! GL!

Post # 5
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Attach some pics, please!  I’m sorta having similar issues getting my dress to fit properly at my fittings, and it’s very frustrating!

Post # 7
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

First all, I think you and the dress are gorgeous! Designer? Style #?

I think the seat belt idea is good. We tried on some Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses this past weekend that had a snap and elastic halfway up and I could definitely see how that would add extra support. I think adding the strap could also help. A lot of the dresses I have tried on have optionals straps that you attached with snaps. Maybe your seamstress could add the straps with the snaps so its easy to put on and take off without having to worry about straps coming out its “hidden”spot?

Post # 8
3332 posts
Sugar bee

First of all, your dress is very pretty!

Second, I had a bunch of problems with my dress fitting correctly and had a lot of problems with my seamstress, who said that she couldn’t take my dress in because of the detailing/beading.  It was like yours, I felt like I had to keep pulling it up.  I had her put in the “seat belt” thing and it definitely did help.  For whatever reason, cinching the middle of the dress helped the top not fall down as much.  That didn’t solve all my problems, but hopefully it will help with your dress.

Post # 9
98 posts
Worker bee

Adding a bustier or boning would help keep the dress in place. The bustier would fit you very tightly and be connected to the dress just at the top seam. This holds the dress in place, but since the two are only connected at the top, you won’t get that pulling on the fabric. The only problem with this would be that it might be a lot of work for the seamstress and it might be expensive for you.

Post # 11
250 posts
Helper bee

Does not look to low

With that said, daughter’s dress is a similar style, at the bridal shop we bought a good bustier and it totally made the dress “fit” nicer.  Try that first.


OR go to another seamstress you might feel more comfortable with


It looks beautiful.  Maybe it is because you don’t usually walk around in strapless gowns you are feeling this.

Post # 13
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

It doesn’t look bad in pictures, but I think it would look STUNNING with lace cap sleeves, if you need to go the strap/sleeve route.

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