(Closed) The weight of your dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I had a large taffeta ball gown with an extra crinoline inside & I have to say: no its not comfortable (particularly since mine had a built-in corset) but it’s what I wanted to wear & I committed to it until about 11:30PM. I don’t know about other fabrics but the less stuff’s going on the more comfortable it’ll be. At the same time, the less elaborate & “wedding-y” the dress looks. Definitely try different fabrics & styles of dresses. It’ll help you pinpoint what you’re most comfortable in.

Post # 4
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Well I have two dresses a sheath satin beaded dress that is my dress that I am wearing for the wedding, and a another dress I purchased on a whim, in mind to cut shorter to make into my reception dress. The second dress didn’t work out, but it is made out of SILK and is a ballgown. Both dresses are pretty heavy. You can certainly find dresses that are more flowy in satin that don’t weigh a lot but it just depends what you are looking for. Here are the two I have they are totally different but both are pretty heavy.

My Dress:

The Silk Dress:

Post # 5
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had a polyester taffeta dress.  I found, when trying things on, that the better the dress construction, the lighter the dress felt.  The one I chose was a Maggie Sottero corset-back dress, and it was so well constructed that it didn’t feel heavy at all (even though picking up the dress on the hanger takes some muscle).  If the dress fits you correctly, it shouldn’t feel like it’s dragging you down.

Post # 6
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My dress is surprisingly comfortable, I thought that it would be heavier but it is really light. I am expecting it to be a little heavier / combersome with a crinoline.   

 sample that I tried on


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