Post # 1
My mom never taught me to dress myself lol. Seriously though I have been known pull dresses over my hips when they should probably be pulled over the head. Mom laughs at me all the time about it. Also been known to put things on inside out & backwards. I joke with Fiance if I dont do this once in a while he needs to check if Im ok or if it may be an imposter lol.
Anyways… Davids Bridal really doesnt help you into your dress so Im wondering for when my dress comes in what to do?
Do you step into dress of pull over the head? My dress is a sweep train ball gown. Worried about getting make up on it too.
What do you do?
Post # 2
I voted step into. If it’s a ball gown I definietely say step in, I wouldn’t want to pull that many layers over my head. I wore a mermaid gown and stepped into mine and pulled it up. Everyone I know of that wore a similar style did the same.
Post # 3
if the dress is a big, bulky dress with a large opening, you will definately want to step into it.
if it is a slinky dress, not a lot of fabric, easy to lift up, small opening, it can go over your head.
most wedding dresses, you would step into. but it really depends on the dress.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement
I’m stepping into mine for sure. I’m not going to risk messing up my hair when I get into my gown, it’s a trumpet so there’s a lot of layers underneath, and pulling down all the layers and everything would be so time consuming when I could just forego all of that in favor of stepping into it.
Post # 5
tiffany7: dependes on the dress. Some very fitted dresses don’t open wide enough at the hips and I have to pull it over my head..(if your makeup is done…put a towel over your face to avaoid transfer). If the dress has enough room to go over your hips then step in
Post # 6
I use to work for a bridal shop and we always instructed the women to step into their dresses.
Post # 7
Step in! I went to one bridal shop that insisted on putting every dress over my head and it was SUCH a hassle. If you step into it and feel you’re going to damage the dress by pulling it up over your hips then stop and go overhead but I think stepping in is definitely easiest – especially if you don’t have someone to assist you.
Post # 8
I put mine on over my head after i had my petticoat on. Had my mom and another girl help hold it open while i slipped in it, to keep from messing up hair/makeup.
Post # 9
tiffany7: I purchased from Davids as well. I had a 1 on 1 consultant, she helped put on each dress I tried on. . For each dress they went over the head. I tried allllll the styles on and this method worked great for each. Granted, I am sure this was because I wasn’t doing this alone.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2016 - Magnolia House
I am wearing a big ballgown and there is no way I could get that many layers over my head. The boutique I used told me to step into it. When I went for my fitting I about fell over just trying to step into it. It was actually pretty hilarious… Plus like pp said it might mess up your hair and makeup