(Closed) Mermaid dress=Uncomfortable!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you buy a dress eventhough it was uncomfortable?
    Yes, it just looked so amazing : (21 votes)
    30 %
    No, I had to be comfortable : (50 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Well my dress was comfortable when I tried it on, but on my wedding day, by the end of the night, I had deeeep welts on my ribs from the boning in the dress. Those welts didn’t go away for about three weeks!! So even if a dress appears to be comfortable initially, that could change. At least you know up front that yours is uncomfortable 🙂 I say as long as you can dance and eat and drink, you’re fine. People can help you sit down!

    Post # 4
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Mine is pretty uncomfortable, unfortunately.  It is a mermaid style too, LOL.  The little straps on mine rub red welts on my shoulders, but I had them sew sheer fabric on them to keep it from rubbing so much.  i will attach a pic for you!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I tried on one mermaid dress, and although it was gorgeous, I couldn’t walk.  I took it off right away.  I couldn’t stand feeling like my legs were shackled together.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    11283 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I thought for a long time that I wanted a mermaid dress (Enzoani ~ Cambridge, to be exact) but as soon as I put a mermaid on I hated that my legs were… well shackled together lol @GreenEyedMoon – graet description. I went for a fishtail, which is of similar shape but not so tight at the knees.

    Post # 7
    Member
    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am in the same boat with you! But what i saw in the mirror trumped what i felt in the dress. It’s okay to walk in, and i can probably do very “traditional” dancing… and i did a sit test… while i made it in the sitting position i was scared i was about to bust out or slide of the chair!!!

    I am nervous, but i want to look beautiful and thats how i felt in the dress, so to me it will be worth it in the end!

    Post # 8
    Member
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @CatyLady:  Yeah.  I think the mermaid silhouette is amazing, and I love looking at all the gorgeous pictures the other ladies post of their own mermaid dresses…  But I refuse to try on any others.  I don’t want the chance to fall in love with something I know I’ll be miserable wearing.  I like to think that my body can take some pretty intense beatings when it comes to clothing – after all, I’m on cast at a renaissance festival, and I spend four months each year tied into a ridiculous steel-boned corset-cage-thing – but my legs need to be able to MOVE.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    11283 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @GreenEyedMoon:

    Blimey, your body can cope with a fashion bruising! lol. If you suit the mermaid shape, try a fishtail. Mine’s got an inner built corest too, to emphasise the shape.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @CatyLady:  They’re gorgeous, and I have a true hourglass figure, so mermaid/fishtail would probably look nice, but I think I’ve decided to go the ball gown route.  If you get one with a dropped waist, it still shows off your curves, but you can also sit like a boy all night and no one will ever know!

    Post # 11
    Member
    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m getting a mermaid dress (just a couple months til I start doing alterations).  I haven’t tried it on since it came in, but the store sample was pretty comfortable, though it was a few sizes bigger than I am. I’m much more concerned with finding 4″ heels that don’t hurt my feet!

    Post # 12
    Member
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Ooh. I’m very curious about this since a mermaid style is my dream dress!

    Post # 15
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    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    this is quite interesting.  I had a fit and flare style dress but didn’t have any problems walking or sitting in it.  When i ordered it, the dress came in too big and was actually not fit and flared enough for my liking, so i had the seamstress work her magic to take in my skirt and give it more curves.

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    mine is a mermaid and they told me that they wont make it so tight that I cant sit down in it. A dress can be fitted and take your shape without being so tight to the point that sitting is uncomfy, I’m hoping they can achieve this for me!{fingers crossed}

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