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Expert December 2018 Ontario

What are people wearing under their dresses

Emma, on September 28, 2018 at 23:30 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 9
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Ok I’m having a hard time deciding what to wear under my dress. It’s a December wedding so hot weather isn’t an issue.

I actually don’t mind pantyhose (I wear tights and opaque hose often under dresses in the winter). But my one pair of shoes that I will wear for part of the evening have a peep toe (other shoes I have are closed toe).

Now do I go with a sheer hose with a sandal foot? A pair of footless hose? Some sort of shapewear that goes down mid thigh? Or I have some slip shorts that go down mid thigh, they don’t hold much in but they keep things from rubbing if you know what I mean.

My dress has a corset which holds me in, and it flatters my shape. But some smoothing would be good. And I want to avoid any skin rubbing.

What are other people doing?

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Latest activity by Donna, on October 2, 2018 at 00:25
  • Donna
    Devoted July 2019 Ontario
    Donna ·
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    That's going to be one of my down falls, I'm a diabete and I will have to use the bathroom probably once or twice before getting out there. Great so it's easy to bring the Wedding dress up now, . Smiley shame

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    Expert December 2018 Ontario
    Emma ·
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    No I don’t want to use body glide. I just don’t want any skin rubbing and want some smoothing for my butt and hips. I wear enough dresses and skirts for work that I know I want something underneath on my legs.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    I honestly doubt you will need pantyhose. Most dresses have enough layers that you should be fine. To prevent chafing, I bought body glide at sport chek. It worked great and I didn’t need to reapply. It felt fairly natural (a little weird at first but that went away).

    I also say wear what’s comfortable. If you think you want shapewear, try it ahead of time. I don’t think you’ll need it with a corset dress though.
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    Beginner June 2019 Ontario
    Taylor ·
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    Have any of you ladies heard of those things that go under the dresses and you can like scoop it up so its easier to pee, I think its called the Bridal Buddy ?! I think thats the best bet for ballgown gowns!


    https://bridalbuddy.net

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    Expert December 2018 Ontario
    Emma ·
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    I tried something like that a couple years ago. I wear a lot of dresses in the summer. I found they slid down. That would be annoying under a wedding dress.
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    I haven't picked out a dress yet (my first shopping appointment is October 20th!!) but I imagine that I would ideally like a corset to hold me in. Then for the legs I will probably wear something like these:

    (For anti-chaffing)What are people wearing under their dresses 1

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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    Same thing with us! Haha. We will be having our ceremony and reception at the hotel. And because it’s a destination wedding, everyone will be staying at the hotel. I’ll be able to use the closest hotel room of a family member or friend.. mine is a corset back too, and honestly without shapewear it held everything in really well, but I always worry about the belly haha. I would like to smooth out my hips too, but I find some shapewear goes just below the chest, and it starts to roll down. Let me know if you find anything that works! I heard there is a chafe stick from sport check that works. I might try that for thighs then maybe see if there’s a shapewear shirt that won’t cut off the circulation of my legs lol
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    Expert December 2018 Ontario
    Emma ·
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    My dress is kind of between and a fit and flare and a trumpet (it doesn’t go out at the bottom as much as some trumpet dresses). So yeah going to the bathroom will be tough. But I decided on a second party dress for dancing. So my plan is to go right before putting it on, then go again right getting it bustled (just before dinner) so I can take it off if I need too. Then after dinner and our first couple dances I can change. We are getting married in and having our reception at a hotel and we will have a suite so thankfully I don’t have to cram myself in a bathroom stall lol.

    I agree some shapewear can get uncomfortable. My dress has a corset back and holds me in pretty good. It’s more for smoothing out my hips, and but, and so my legs don’t rub.
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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    I have no idea what to do but I’ve been thinking about it too! I already feel like going pee is going to take a solid 20 min. I almost wish I would have picked an a-line dress just for that reason. Now I’m going to be in a trumpet dress and I have a big butt, so the dress will have to come off every time I go pee. I thought about shape wear that goes down, but they can get so tight and uncomfortable. I was thinking of buying a corset to go under my dress to tuck the belly a bit lol, but I’m at a loss for the legs. What shape of dress is yours?
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