(Closed) What to wear when trying on dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just wear a neutral colored strapless bra and a neutral colored pair of underwear. I know a lot of people wear spandex. I guess it kind of depends on how modest you are too. Some people don’t feel comfortable dressing in front of the sales lady.

Post # 4
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Definitely the flesh-colored bra and underwear (no thong). Shapers are helpful, but not necessary.  Have a great time–can’t wait to see pictures!

Post # 5
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Miss Tattoo:  When my sister got married I wish we would have taken the following items with us to her bridal dress tryouts

Strapless bra (color of your choice depending on your dress color)

Underwear (a mustLaughing) but select ones that are seamless so that is not your focus

Shoes (if you already have the ones you will be wearing or ones that represent the heel height)

Jewelry (that you will be wearing if you have any)

Hairstyle (or something similar the way you will have it your day)

Water (you get flastered)

Sample Magazine Dresses (so that the bridal consultant gets an idea)

If all else fails watch SAY YES TO the DRess tonight and write down the must haves and don’t likes

Post # 6
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just went with a strapless bra and some super sucker-inner spanx and called it a day! I had to find the dress before knowing what shoes or accessories I would be wearing.

Post # 7
781 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

strapless bra.  that’s it lol.  Well underwear, but doesn’t have to be nude colored.  I actually felt weird wearing nude colored bra and underwear cuz I felt like I looked naked!  I would’ve felt more comfortable in my usual colorful VS underwears haha.

Post # 8
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@UpstateCait: Ditto!

Actually I had on the spanx and I just pulled down the straps on my bra cause I did not have a strapless yet. I only wanted to buy one strapless and wanted to make sure it would work with the dress I choose. And my spanx were black and it didnt matter one bit.

Post # 9
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

definitely what PPs suggested. strapless bra, and full coverage nudish undies or a shaper if you’re more modest.  i’ll also suggest having your hair & makeup more done up than usual, or in the style you’re thinking of for the wedding.  it’s much easier to imagine yourself as the bride in your dress when your hair & makeup is looking glam.

Post # 10
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i second bringing lots of water – i got so thirsty and hot trying on dresses! have fun!

Post # 11
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Same as PPs.  But I also brought a kimono robe just because the robes they have there are kinda icky because everyone uses them and they don’t get washed.  Ew.

But limit your make-up.  Eyes and lips but foundation on the dresses is no good!

Post # 12
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with bringing water… I got hot while trying on dresses too!

I also wore a simple, knee length black dress that I could just pull over my head.. it was really easy to change in and out of… and it was cuter than just wearing a t-shirt and jeans.  Plus it kept me cooler.. it’s so hot down here.  :o)

Post # 13
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wore a nude colored strapless bra and seamless hipster undies (I think that’s what they’re called – skimpier than boy shorts but more coverage than a regular bikini).

Post # 14
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Why would you need nude undies? I will wear a strapless bra and some synthetic underware.

Post # 15
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wore a strapless bra and just whatever underwear. Honestly though, the 2 of the 3 places I went to had consultants and they both provided corsets to wear. I was also barefoot for all of my appointments, lol. But if you have your shoes or know what size heels you’ll wear, then that’s not a bad idea.

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