Post # 1
I’m looking for a wedding dress that would be easy to dance in, and still be nice. I’ve looked at various styles of ball gowns, but I also want straps. I have a largish bust and I’ve never really been a fan of strapless. Does anyone know if it matters with a wedding dress? I suppose they would do a better job of keeping it on. OR I’m looking for a style of dress similar to the one Baby wears at the end of Dirty Dancing.
Post # 3
When you go to a bridal shop and start trying on dresses, be a smart bride. Do not just put a dress on and stand in front of a mirror. That is the first step, but if the dress makes your list of possibles, move around in it.
See if you feel comfortable. Having a dress that you know will prevent you from experiencing a “clothing mishap” on this most import day when everyone will be looking at you, will mean that is one less thing to worry about.
Post # 4
My dress has a fitted corset top (that dress isn’t going ANYWHERE lol) and a very loose flowy organza bottom so the bottom is soft and light and moves nicely and the top is tight and holds everything in place perfectly… I think it’ll work well when dancing- the dress lady let me wear it for an hour while we signed the papers worked out the payments and took pictures… I sat down in it and spun around I even did stairs… I agree with PP- move around and feel the dress out for comfort and wear-ability.
(I’m getting an organza halter strap added to it during alterations)
Post # 5
Oy, my dress is uber heavy…I’m definitely going to be a hot (as in temperature!) bride. When I tried on dresses I tried to move around, too. I sat down, shook my hips, etc. Ballgowns are going to be the tough, since they’re heavy, but I think mermaids are tough too because they’re tight…Maybe tea length? HA! I have no idea.
Post # 6
The dress is beautiful. I love the silhouette. Maybe i could try to dance to see if it is comfortable.
Post # 7
An A-line is going to be better than a ball-gown or mermaid. My biggest criteria was that it be something I can dance in…I did a little boogie in every dress I tried on! The most important thing I think is how much the dress weighs. Some dresses are HEAVY. You also don’t want something with too long of a train. Although it can be bustled, you still have to drag all of that weight around.
In the end, I went with a Casablanca (style #1955) and was able to dance all night. If you look at some of the Casablanca threads on here, nearly everyone agrees that their dresses are really comfortable and surprisingly lightweight (mine was lace with beading and a short train, and was still comfortable for dancing all night). They also do pretty much any modification you can think of, so you can get straps added to any of their dresses.
Post # 8
A-line without too long of a train maybe suitable. And embellishments can not be too much or it’ll be heavy…I’ll try