(Closed) My dress is HEAVY

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
220 posts
Helper bee

So i’m guessing your dress is on the poofier side since you said its heavy…can you maybe wear a Hoop skirt underneath the skirt area? that helps alot (thats what I’m doing with my dress). the hoop skirt, in addition to making your dress look a little fuller, i think it helps bc it raises the dress up a bit.

Post # 5
5427 posts
Bee Keeper

Do you have a picture of the dress to show us? Maybe a bee already wore it and knows what to do when it gets hot and possibly allieviate the heaviness?

Post # 6
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i hear ya my dress is heavy too 

at least we’re getting married in October when the weather is usually cooler 😉 

Post # 7
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Have you tried using body glide instead of spanx?  Unless you need spanx to shape you into your dress, that is.  The spanx will just keep you even warmer, so just thought I’d toss out an alternative for the terrible chub rub

Post # 8
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yea, my dress is heavy too… It probably weighs at least 20 lbs, haha.  Wearing anythign else underneath will just add more weight.   Um… yea…. I have no advice.  I just wanted to say that I know how you feel.  =)

Post # 9
2232 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Although my dress is not super heavy I was hot every time I tried it on just from lack of airflow! haha Luckily it was 20 (68) degrees here last weekend and I was super comfortable all day until I started dancing, that got very hot, very quickly! I bought one of those hand held fans and my Maid/Matron of Honor fanned me while my other friend fixed my ripped bustle. 

Post # 10
4429 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

i fell in love with a ball gown at first until i found out how hot and heavy they really are ; (

now i only try on fit and flares or more fitted gowns. i just don’t want to be miserable on one of the biggest days of my life. i want to be confortable and dance and feel beautiful.

i thought about getting a reception dress but then why did i spend over a 1,000 on a gown,

Post # 12
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

My dress (Cinderella 205) was very heavy and hot too.  I wore some “petti-shorts” (as I called them), they were white shorts and they prevented my legs from rubbing.

Post # 13
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’ve heard of girls putting small fans under the table as well, so they can cool down when they’re sitting. That might work for you! 

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