The perils of wearing a strapless dress on your big day shouldn’t stop you from buying it. Like someone said, there is a solution to every problem. And we have 5 tips for you to rock the look.
With a lot of moves on the big day—from hugging guests and raising a glass to twisting, twirling, and dipping on the dance floor—there’s one move you don’t want to make: fiddling with your wedding dress!
Here’s how to wear a strapless dress gracefully and comfortably—and without the distraction of constant adjustment.
WEAR THE RIGHT UNDERGARMENTS
It is really important to get the basics right, first. The proper foundation—strapless bra, corset, longline bustier, or Spanx—will set you up for a no-slip style. You don’t want to be pilling it up all night! Look for designs that have silicone grips along the sides, which hug the body. If your gown has one shoulder or a deep V, you can wear a convertible strapless bra or adhesive backless version, which sticks to your skin. Or, ask your bridal store to sew in cups so you don’t have to worry about fit issues. Your bridal consultant should be able to guide you in finding the right lingerie for your dress.
GET FITTED BY A PROFESSIONAL
Expertise is key to keeping that strapless dress up. It is essential that you speak to your bridal consultant about any discomforts with the dress. This is most important with a strapless or low-backed dress. Then they can correct those details, eliminating unnecessary distraction on your wedding day.
COME WITH THE BASICS
Bring your undergarments to any and all fittings. This helps in determining the right fit for larger cup sizes as well as a smaller size. You don’t want to start all over with determining your cup size and then getting to the dress.
GET IT TAILORED
A great tailor can add boning or an interior waist belt, or elongate the boning to help support the dress, all of which can help prevent your dress from falling.
And if that’s not enough, an expert can fashion a cap sleeve or a shrug in a see-through fabric, or build up a more modest neckline, camouflaging what you want hidden without changing the look significantly. But they do come with a price as compared to basic fit changes.
BE READY FOR QUICK FIXES
If there’s no time to alter, or if you’re a bridesmaid (whose dress isn’t customised , have a backup plan: For a quick fix you could use tape, but not always. If your dress has a waist belt, try making it tighter by using a safety pin. If you’re good with a needle and thread, you can easily adjust the waist belt. You could also stitch the bustier from the inside to the dress—it should help give it additional support. And if all else fails, pin the waist from the inside to keep it snug as suggested by a leading bride consultant.