Mermaid or trumpet dresses, do you sit down easily?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@zoecn:  With these styles (specificqally mermaid), you should have ~little~ problem sitting down (typically you just pull the dress up a bit and then sit very straight). It’s not the most comfortable, but it shouldn’t rip.


If your dress is too tight or the material is too stiff with little stretch/give, then you might not be able to sit at all. This shouldn’t be a problem if you’re changing for the reception, but you might want to think about having to sit in the car/limo on the way to the ceremony and reception. If you have to sit at all during the ceremony/transporting time periods, then you might want to consider having your seamstress let it out a bit, even if you are changing. 

Post # 4
11237 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@zoecn:  I think it is a little uncomfortable when sitting in a mermaid but you’ll be stood up for much of your day

Post # 5
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@zoecn:  sounds like its a lil too tight on the hips.  obv mermaids are more ‘difficult’ to sit in than an A line or ball gown, but sitting should still be possible and comfortable..just like if u were wearing a  pencil skirt, there should be enough room to bend at the hips. I would get it taken out a touch!

Post # 6
19 posts
  • Wedding: March 2016

i have the mori lee 1653 sample i purchased and then gained weight. i am now overflowing the bodice. has anyone been successful letting this dress’s bodice out. i know satin can be hard, showing original stitching. any hope? will shapewear help with back and front bodice overflow?

its mermaid and hard to sit comfortably. so maybe hips to let out also:(

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