(Closed) Strapeless dress dilemma….

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
31 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t think you have anything to worry about (my dress is strapless too)  I am having my seemstress attach my long line bra to the inside of the dress to help with any slipping as well.  Good luck!

Post # 5
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m as flat-chested as they come, but I had NO problems whatsoever with the dress slipping. Just make sure it’s nice and tight at the hips (mine had to be taken in down there and actually let out an inch at the top to accommodate my ginormous rib cage) and it will hold itself up tightly from the bottom.

If you’re really worried, just do what I did: bring along a strip of white fabric and a pack of safety pins, so if while you’re dancing aggressively, etc. it starts to slip, you can just make a quick halter to hold it up! I never needed mine, but it was in my bridal emergency bag all the same, like a security blanket Smile

Post # 6
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If your dress is altered properly it should not fall down at all and if you’re still concerned my friend had a really great long line bra that she swore was great at keeping her dress up. 

Post # 7
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Usually, strapless dresses have that same problem for me, but my wedding dress was perfect and didn’t go anywhere!  It was fitted perfectly to me and I felt totally comfortable!  You will be just fine. 😀

Post # 8
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I hate strapless anything because i always have that problem – and I am normal-chested (lol – is that a word?) 34C.  My wedding gown was a trumpet/fit-and-flare and so it was pretty fitted on my body to about mid thigh – and because of that, it did not go anywhere!  It was snug on my waist and hips and I think that helped – basically – it couldn’t droop down even if it wanted to!  I wouldn’t worry about it – if it’s fitted properly, you shouldn’t have any problems! 

Post # 9
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

If the dress is well made is basically stands up on its own. If you take your dress off and it’s on the floor in the process you will notice that from the hips up it sort of stay straight up. There is a bodice built into most wedding gowns to ensure this doesn’t happen. My dress was fitted correctly, I had a bras attached the inside of my gown, and I had it on for 12 hours and danced without a single problem. It just couldn’t slide over my hips because of the way it was made and fitted.

Post # 11
3697 posts
Sugar bee

One thing you can do, if you’re worried, is have your seamstress sew a wide elastic band all around the inside of the top of the dress so that it “hugs” your ribcage and won’t migrate south.

Post # 12
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Mine was just fine!  Make sure it fits your body like a glove.  It will stay up all day!  🙂

Post # 13
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My only caution is that some brides lose weight the last two weeks before their wedding because of running around and forgetting/not having enough time to eat. This happened to me (lost about 5 pounds) and DEFINITELY wasn’t intentional–I wasn’t even really stressed but just kept back-burnering meals. Since my last fitting was two weeks before the wedding, my dress ended up just a smidge too big (not noticable at all, but I could tell) and also stretched as the night went on (which is pretty standard for organza). My dress had removable straps, so when it began to become a problem during my wild dancing, I just added them back on. It wasn’t really slipping down at the waist–instead, I was afraid that too much cleavage was showing since the top of the dress moved around a bit. My advice is to do one final fitting the week of the wedding if you can, just in case!


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