Sitting, kneeling, etc. in a tight dress

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1451 posts
Bumble bee

I had a tight fitting mermaid dress for my wedding.  It is true that you need it to be a bit looser at the bottom (around your butt and thigh area) for movement, sitting, and walking up the stairs.  It’s only in stock photo pics that the models wear the dress super tight  and almost like 2nd skin to make the dress look nicer and more dramatic, but it is definitely not realistically wearable on your wedding.  

The only real issues with mermaid dresses is it is not very forgiving if you gain weight/lose too much weight (also depends if you have a button down dress or a corset back).  The only issues I had with my dress was I had to keep taking it back to alterations because I kept losing too much weight from the stress.  It might sound like a “good problem” to have except in reality, the area around my butt and thigh area looked horrible each time I lost weight because it was loose/saggy looking.  And since my dress was a button down back (instead of a corset) it was a real b*tch for alterations and I paid so MUCH more than originally priced due to the complications.  

These are some things to keep in mind but if you love mermaid dresses than definitely go for it.  Here was my dress for reference:

Post # 3
4019 posts
Honey bee

Shina :  I have nothing at all to add here except to say I am in LOVE with your dress!

Post # 5
586 posts
Busy bee

sweet844 :  I wanted the same thing a very tight dress  but i wanted to be able to move so I finally found a stretchy gown and I cant bee happier. 

this is my gown,  😀 

Post # 6
75 posts
Worker bee

I second pp’s idea. You could try dresses made from crepe. They are so fricken comfortable and stretchy, mold to your body and looks tight but stretches as you move around and sit down etc. A lot of designers are opting for crepe nowadays!

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