(Closed) Mermaid dress brides – how fitted can they REALLY be without ripping when sit?

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

 

alexsymm:  Following.  I’ve been thinking the same thing but haven’t had my fittings yet.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My seamstress suggested I scooch up the dress a bit, like pull it up to bunch it at the hips before I sit down.  My dress was tight, would have been totally impossible to just sit without pulling it up a bit so I could bend my body lol It wouldn’t have ripped because it was thick and sturdy but just physically wouldn’t have been able to sit. Try that!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

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alexsymm:  stonking dress!  It’s fabulous. I think to get the shape you want you can ask your dressmaker to tighten it slightly around the knees where it starts to get floaty. Our dressmaker gave a little tuck at the back to my mums MOB long dress to get a similar effect. It made it more hourglass like the look youre after but it won’t make it tight across your hips. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

It is the pose the models are doing giving the extreme mermaid shape, though you could do as UKbee says. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

Mine was pretty tight and I had to pull mine up before I could sit down, otherwise, I was like half laying down in it! That dress looks damn amazing on you!!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

  

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Alex2311:  Your dress is gorgeous bee, i know we all push ourselves o lose weight but just want to say you already completely rock that dress. Who is it by?

 

I’m reading as i’m also worried about this. My dress is Maggie ROsamund, and is very similar in shape to your as it is now. I’d like it a bit more fitted lower down, but worried about walking, sitting and dancing and moving in general. I tired Enzioni dakota and it fitted more like your inspiration picture and i found that hard to move around in.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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Alex2311:  I am following because I have a fit and flare from Allure and I am worried about the same thing.

Any pictures bees?

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Sugar Beekeeper

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Alex2311:  

Yes, you hitch it up from the hips ( get a handful  both sides at once) and then sit down.

I think  mind you , that  your  dress looks far better than  the modelled one , where , in any case as a pp says,  the wearer is doing that  that cross -thighed red carpet pose .

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Alex2311:  Not on this computer but it was Maggie Sottero’s Marianne.  It had zero stretch at all.  I will find some pictures tonight though for you!  

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I totally love your dress the way it is 🙂

One dress shop had me try on both a trumpet style and a “true” mermaid like the ones you see on the models… I couldn’t walk. I was waddling and in heels. I couldn’t imagine spending an entire day stuffed up like that!

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