(Closed) strapless dress tightness

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had a strapless dress for prom that was VERY tight.  I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to sit down – or breathe for that matter.  The seamstress insisted that it was the correct tightness.  When I got home, my mom (she has sewing experience) let it out at the hips so I could at least sit (and eat for that matter).  If you’re not comfortable in it, voice your opinion until you are comfortable.  It definitely stayed up the whole night!

ETA: It was the same silhouette as your dress.

Post # 4
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My dress was strapless, and it was very tight when I put it on, but throughout the day it got looser and looser… By the end of the day, I was having to pull it up, because it wasn’t tight enough.


Post # 5
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


As of the last fitting my dress was huge on me cause like you I was in between sizes and the store made me order the bigger size of course… When she pinned the dress it was tight, but not skin tight to the point where I couldn’t move or breathe 🙂 I think you should be able to sit/dance/zip the dress easily enough without stress or pain.

Post # 6
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@abbyful:  I would wait till its closer to your wedding…with all the stress of planning your wedding, do you think it is possible you might end up unknowingly losing more weight just days before the big day? IF so, then you might want to just try it on again for like an hour and see if you can walk and sit down…it also like the previous poster above mentioned, will start to stretch out a little when you wear it… I wore a strapless for a party, and it was actually too tight and hard to zip up when i put it on…BUT while i was out during the night, it started getting looser and I had to keep asking my Fiance and friends to help me pull it up which was super annoying… Anyways, just wanted to give you some insight..hehe

Post # 8
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes it will definitely loosen up as the night goes on but make sure it’s not so tight that in the first few pictures, and the pictures of the ceremony, it’s not pinching out any unsightly fat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying your fat, but I know that when I bought my dress they had me clamped into it and I had fat pieces rolling out in the corners (around my armpits is the best description I guess) over the top in the front, and of course the dreaded back fat. Tighter might be better but make sure you are comfortable with how it looks as it is because it won’t get loose until the reception.

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