Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m getting married in the winter and want to survive my outdoor photos. Have any of you worn tights or stockings under your dresses? Did the dress cling, were they comfy, did the waist band do that thing where it tries to roll down and you have to pull the tights up all night?
Thanks for your input!
Post # 3
Surprised no one commented on this. I vote pro-tights, I’m getting a cute pair from sockdreams.com :). Might wanna check them out!
Post # 4
I got married in Chicago in mid-April and it was still in the 40s! (At least it was sunny so our outdoor photos look terrific and you’d never know my teeth were chattering.) I’d say it depends on your dress and how many layers you’ve got. The skirt of my dress had a few layers — petticoat of some kind, plus fabric plus organza overlay. My legs were perfectly comfortable (even though I was wearing peep-toes). It was my arms and hands that were frozen. I’d suggest a cute faux-fur shrug or bolero to keep your arms and shoulders warm in between pics, and even during a few pics. Or make your fiance loan you his jacket to wear 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 5
@aekc: I also got married in the winter in Indianapolis. I didn’t wear stockings. I wish I would have purchased some sort of wraps or shawls for my bridesmaids and I to wear though. We had a nice venue on a golf course. The scenery outside was beautiful but it was windy, raining and 44 degrees. We all just had our hair done and I am from NC so I couldn’t handle the weather. I did manage to get a few photos in the area that was covered though.
I’d suggest trying thigh highs. You can take those off once you get finished with your photos or change them. I’d also suggest a cover-up, whether it be a wrap, shawl, fur, etc.
Post # 6
I was a bridesmaid for a wedding that took place in November in Massachusetts and I went without tights and was just fine. I’m not wearing anything as far as tights under my gown either for my wedding in October. I have a multi-layer tulle dress that gets VERY hot so I think i’ll be fine. I’m not used to ever wearing any type of tights so I feel like if I wore them, I would be unrolling, straightening and trying to fix them all night so I’m going without for the sake of comfort.
Post # 7
I’m very anti nylons (and most tights) so I say go without (that’s part of the fun of a long dress!) and be comfortable.
FYI. I’m doing a beach wedding in August and at 6ft tall can’t find nylons that fit to save my life, so I am definatly biased, but I say comfort, you don’t want to have pics of you tugging at your tights on your day.
Post # 8
@aekc: I don’t know about clinging, because when I wore a chiffon dress I didn’t wear stockings, but the dress did have an under layer of some smooth polyester material. I wouldn’t imagine it would stick to stockings. What I will say is that that dress (BM dress) was UNBELIEVABLY hot. No A/C in the church and I literally almost passed out in the middle of my friend’s wedding. I had to leave the wedding party at the altar and go sit down. Yes, it was July, about 80 degrees outside. But I just don’t see how I could have ever been cold in that dress with all the layers. I got married outside, 3 weeks later, I wasn’t nearly as hot in my big ol’ wedding dress as I had been in that BM dress.
Post # 9
I just wanted to say I got married on Dec 31st in Chicago and I took about an hours worth of photos outside at nighttime and it was cold out I won’t lie but my legs were fine without tights. The only thing that was super cold was my nose and shoulders….so I say invest in a shawl a had a faux fur one that helped a lot once I put it on. I think tights would cling and be uncomfortable especially to take on and off for the reception bc I’ll definitely be to hot once ur dancing. Good luck!