(Closed) Married ladies: How uncomfortable was your dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How did you feel about your dress at the end of the night?
    My dress was light/loose enough that it would never be uncomfortable. : (36 votes)
    36 %
    My dress was kind of uncomfortable, but I was too excited to even notice. : (29 votes)
    29 %
    My dress was kind of uncomfortable, but it didn't bother me until the end of the night. : (31 votes)
    31 %
    My dress was super uncomfortable and I wanted it off almost as soon as I put it on! : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Mine was very fitted and honestly it was very comfortable.

    However it had these gorgeous beaded cap sleeves that rubbed my arms raw by the time the reception ended – It was really painful.  It left scratches on my shoulders for a few days.

    And it was super, super heavy.

    Post # 4
    3539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    The boning on my dress was annoying right around the arms.. it rubbed.. 🙁 However I was able to breathe so that was ok! I was able to sit down and all that. I didnt really notice how heavy the fabric was till the reception! then that became annoying..

    However in comparision to seeing some brides not able to sit or breathe… mine was comfy!

    Post # 5
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My dress wasn’t light and it was hot, but I never thought my dress was uncomfortable. My legs did get sweaty, yet my feet were all that were uncomfortable. Maybe it was adrenaline or maybe it was just comfortable, I don’t know. Good luck. Sorry that’s not a better answer.

    Post # 6
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My dress was not uncomfortable at all but it was not light nor was it flowy. It was actually a heavier fabric (satin) and had several layers underneath (tulle, etc) and it was 95 degrees on my wedding day. I was not uncomfortable at all!

    ETA: I did not have any boning in my dress. The only thing that got uncomfortable were my shoes after wearing them until like 10:00 at night (so for 6+ hours) so I took them off at that point.

    Post # 7
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My dress was apparently uncomfortable but I did not feel it on the day. I was so excited and loved wearing it. At the end of the night I had bruising on the side of my boobs from the boning.

    A week later we did another wedding photo-shoot – I was in the dress for 2 hours and I was DYING to get out of it!

    ETA: My dress was also ridiculously hot – I was on the dance floor all night and while dancing I would ruffle the skirt to get air under there haha

    Post # 8
    424 posts
    Helper bee

    i know what you mean! my dress is SO uncomfortable, after 2 minutes. i honestly dont know about it.. haha.

    Post # 8
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010


    When my dress came in and I was fitted for alterations I was worried that it was a little loose around the stomach. But then the bridal assistant made a good point, you have to sit! So the way to test it was sit down and see how comfortable you were. So while my dress was a little loose standing it was just a bit snug while sitting.

    My dress was real comfortable!

    Post # 9
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My dress was kind of uncomfortable, but I didn’t really let it bother me. It had one of those big elastic band seat belts that wrapped around my waist to keep the top from sliding down which didn’t bug me until I started eating. There wasn’t much room to give! LOL! I also couldn’t cross my legs because of the mermaid fit, but whatever.

    A few days later I put on my dress again to visit my grandmother in her nursing home, and on our way back I felt sick because of the stupid elastic. Darling Husband pulled over and unhooked it and zipped me back up and I felt WORLDS better. I regret not thinking to do that during our wedding! Even if we had just undone half of the hook and eyes it would have made a difference. Duh.

    ETA – I agree with Gerbera about the sitting thing. I lost an inch or two off my hips between my final fitting and the wedding and I’m SO glad I did. I was able to sit comfortably and to pull it up over my hips so I could go pee easily. I was dreading the idea of having to take off my entire dress whenever I needed to use the washroom!!!

    Post # 11
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    First of all, I am excited for you Corgi! I remember this time very well and it is probably the most exciting days of your life so enjoy every minute!

    Second, my dress was uncomfortable because it was HEAVY. Also it was super tight on my boobs because I had all the padding and boning taken out (since it made me look like Pamela Anderson) so they had to basically make it so tight that it wouldn’t fall down because it was heavy! I am attaching pics so you can see.. it was completely beaded from top to bottom and weighed about 30 lbs.

    But honestly I didn’t care. Yes my feet hurt and yes my skin was a little raw at the end of the night, but it was my WEDDING day!! And the dress looked great so that’s all that mattered 🙂

    Post # 12
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I was completely comfortable all night.

    I hate sweaty legs though and was really happy to have those long Spanx. While I know this sounds gross, I never felt sweat on my legs because they just absorbed (or else I was not sweating but I doubt that’S the case with all the dancing I did). Spanx will also provide a barrier between the boning and your skin and hopefully make your dress a bit more comfortable.

    Post # 13
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I posted about this in the “how fast did your reception go by” thread. My dress was super comfortable until about two hours before the end of the reception. At that point, the boning in the sides of the dress started to dig into me and it became really uncomfortable and kind of painful. I actually had huge, deep welts from the boning (that’s what she said!) that only faded toward the end of our honeymoon. If I could go back, I would have taken a minute to ask my bridesmaids to go with me into the bridal suite at our venue and help me unzip and reposition my dress. I think that would have made it a ton more comfortable. 

    Post # 14
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Very interested in what everyone has to say … I’m in the same boat as you!!  You’re getting married a week after me, and I’m in corset and am concerned with how I will feel as well.

    They’re tight, right?  lol  Feels like my posture will be phenominal … but, I may not be.  lol

    Post # 15
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Super uncomfortable, but I didn’t care! I had such a blast that it honestly didn’t bother me. The main problem I had was being so HOT! I’m the type who is warm anyway, so having a heavy dress with so many layers..yikes! My legs were dripping wet with sweat by the ceremony. Plus, the boning over my tummy was not comfortable. Nor, the bustier I wore, either. But really, I hardly thought about it. I was having so much fun, it didn’t matter. Even after my bustle came apart midway thru the reception, I still managed to dance with my train dragging on the floor, not trip and I loved every second. I think it is just one day that you just don’t care about being comfortable. Everything else more than makes up for it. 🙂

    I will say this…when my hubby took off my dress in the hotel room that night, holy crap. Now THAT was heaven. I could breathe normally again, and it felt darn good to be out of that hot dress and get a shower! haha

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