Post # 1
So before my first fitting, my dress seemed comfortable, too big, but comfortable. Then I go for my fitting and pins everywhere! I had lost some weight so it needed to be taken in a bit. THEN I go for my second fitting, and I’m thinking, holy cow it’s tight in the bust. Granted I started my period the day before so was a little bloated. So I decided to scrap the uber padded strapless bra and go for sewn in cups instead.
Then it hit me….I never tried sitting down in this dress after the first atlerations. I’ve been freaking out ever since…what if I can’t sit down. I get that I won’t be sitting much but at some point I will need to. I don’t want to look like that girl that when she sits down, everything that didn’t fit in the sausage casing shoots out the top you know?
I go for my last fitting on Tuesday, so I only have a couple more days to obsess, ha.
Question….how comfortable is your dress? Am I under a delusion that I should be as comfortable in it as I would be in a pair of jeans and tshirt? Were your movements inhibited at all? Squating down, bending down, etc.?
Post # 3
Can you post a pic of your dress style? Is it a tight mermaid, or a ball gown, or A-line, or ?
You want it to be tight enough so that it’s holding you in properly, and securely :), but you definitely want to breathe! Definitely necessary to try sitting down, and also lifting up your arms repeatedly to see what it’s like for hugging people. Sometimes if it’s too tight, it will start pulling improperly and be hard to readjust.
Post # 4
Mine was definitely not as comfortable as jeans and a t-shirt, but I felt so great in it that day that I didn’t even think about it. I also freaked out right before, thinking, I never tried to sit down in my dress! It all worked out though. Again, it wouldn’t be something you’d wear sitting around. You may have to sit up a bit straighter than you normally would, but it’ll make you look better anyway. If you do try to sit down in it before, one warning: don’t sit too long or really bend around because if you have boning in the bodice it may bend out of shape a bit. Mine was definitely not perfect at the end of the reception. No one will notice but you, but you want it to be perfect when you put it on.