(Closed) Tips for holding up a strapless dress???

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My gown has an elsatic belt sewn inside. it is attached at the front and sides then fastens at the back. As this is inside itcan be as tight as you want it and it doesnt ruin the look of the dress. It helps mine alot. Hope this helps x

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh and if you look around normal stores for some comfy shoes you can add bling to them yourself. Look what I did to some very average aldo shoes because I needed 4inch shoes for the exact same reason and couldnt find any nice ones

https://post.craigslist.org/nyc/S/clo/lgi/x/KinsAWSpF3Ad9cHD/vckn9

If you feel you cant do it yourself I would be very happy to help you out or give you some suggestions x

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hey! Almost Wedding Dress Buddies – nice choice! (I wore Mori Lee 2105, which is VERY similar!) Unfortunately, I had the same problem – even though the dress was done up really, really tightly, it slid down slightly through out the day due to me sweating and the dress being so heavy.

My advice would be to compromise the beading slightly, so that you have lots of leeway to tighten it throughout the day. (I couldn’t really do this as it was already almost as tight as it could go!)  Another suggestion would be to wear some kind of bustier underneath it to give yourself a bit of bulk and support. I know that I would feel a lot more comfortable attaching a dress to a bustier than a strapless bra!

Good luck! 🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Depending on how heavy the dress is, maybe you can use fashion tape, at least for the top?  Unfortunately, I don’t think it’ll be enough to prevent the dress from dragging at the bottom.

http://www.hollywoodfashiontape.com/ 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Also, if you’re worried about it sliding down day of, use toupe tape to stick the dress to your skin … A great thing to have on hand in an emergency kit!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Fashion tape!  This is sold online, though I’ve also seen it at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Essentially, it’s the same as toupee tape – double-sided tape that sticks the dress to you or your bra.  Be sure to do a test first to make sure your skin doesn’t get irritated.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I would second the elastic band!  Ann Taylor Celebration bridesmaids dresses have them, and they work great!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I wouldn’t recommend the toupe tape- I doubt it will hold up the weight of your dress.

I think the elastic band inside the dress is a good idea.

One of my BMs has the saggy dress problem, and here is what we are doing:

She’s wearing a long line bra (from hip to bust, since a strapless bra probably wouldn’t hold up the dress) and the seamstress is sewing a hook to her dress and an eye to her bra.  Then the dress can just be hooked onto the bra and held up all day.

My sister did this for her wedding dress (very heavy satin ballgown) and it worked like a charm.

 It’s such a cheap and simple fix, you could do it yourself.  Alternatively, the bra can be sewn directly to the dress.

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I third the elastic band! I went with my BMs to try on Ann Taylor dresses and thought that elastic hook thing was genius!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I agree with Rosy, get a good, long bra. The "normal" strapless bras usually fall with the dress but a longer one will 1, stay up 2, add a bit more padding to fill the dress. My dress is the same way, its on my website… http://adaashley.googlepages.com/home it totally sags with a normal bra but stays up just fine with a corset type.

Post # 14
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Newbee

my friend sometimes actually wears TWO bras at once.  seems to work for her!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know this is late but for anyone else, google “wait stay”

the only way to go if you’re having a strapless dress!

Post # 15
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Wannabee

Does anyone know where I can purchase one of the elastic bands/waist stays for my wedding dress? I’m afraid my seamstress wont know what I’m talking about and I def need one for my sanity on the big day! Thanks!

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