Pulling up on a strapless dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
847 posts
Busy bee

Was not a problem for me. I put on a bit of weight and the zipper broke, so my sister sewed me into it. With all the boning the top stayed up even half zipped.

Post # 3
1270 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

The boning and having the dress fitted around your waist and rib cage will keep the dress from pulling down on you! If you have a low back or illusion back it can be more difficult to stay up but it’s not impossible! 

Post # 4
1727 posts
Bumble bee

This shouldn’t be a problem if it’s altered correctly. I imagine your other strapless dresses weren’t altered as much as a wedding dress would be so maybe they aren’t good reference points.

Post # 5
170 posts
Blushing bee

I had bought a strapless dress that has an internal corset. I had added capsleeves with the dress, just to suit what I wanted in my dress, but even if I didn’t I did not feel like it would’ve kept falling down. The corset was really good at keeping the dress in place.

Post # 6
2842 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There shouldn’t be any problem with the dress staying up, provided that it’s correctly fitted, has boning etc.

It’s more like a lot of brides tug at strapless dresses anyway, more like a psychological thing, because they’re used to wearing strapless dresses without boning/structure, or they’re not used to wearing strapless at all.

I had a friend who when she got married, got one of her bridesmaids to watch out for her to make sure she wasn’t doing it. That at least made her try and concentrate a bit more on not doing it. 

The other thing you can do is when you’re having fittings, try to wear it for as long as you can, walk around, sit down, hug people etc. If you feel like it’s not secure then that’s a sign it needs to fit better.

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