Post # 1
I’m going on my first dress shopping trip this weekend and wanted to get some real-world responses to this concern before hitting the salon:
The majority of the dresses I’m considering are NOT strapless because every formal strapless dress I’ve owned I seem to always be pulling up on the dress and/or fixing the girls. I’ve also heard others say they avoided a strapless dress because they didn’t want to be hiking up the dress at the neckline or a the sides all day. Then I’ve also heard that the dress is altered tighlty enough around that area so it doesn’t move. So…to my Bees who have worn a strapless wedding dress, did you find this to be a problem? Is keeping the dress and the girls in the right place without doing a lot of adjusting during the big day a problem in a strapless?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 7
clairebeebear : I like the idea of hearing it (or any dress for that matter) as long as possible while doing things you might do on the big day. Thanks!