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Devoted October 2012

Breathing in your wedding dress...

Anonymous, on September 14, 2012 at 12:20 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 41
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Anyone else have trouble breathing in your wedding dress??!! I was told it had to be tight (to stay up) and that I wouldn't be able to take deep breaths. No wonder brides faint!!


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Latest activity by ShaTerra, on September 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM
  • Mrs. S™
    Master October 2011
    Mrs. S™ ·
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    What? That's got to be one of the most absurd things I've ever heard.

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  • Fawn
    VIP October 2012
    Fawn ·
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    Oh yes, Kara. Mine is tight too - but I can still breath... I can't imagine not being able to take a deep breath lol.

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  • Krysta
    Dedicated September 2013
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    Lol, I laughed as soon as I saw your title. To answer your question, I think it's probably pretty common. I certainly couldn't breath well in any that I tried on. If I could, my consultant would do some tightening because, apparently, if you can fully expand your lungs, your dress doesn't fit.

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  • Andrea
    Devoted December 2012
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    LOL! I was wondering how I was going to breathe and sit down... I put it on again the other night and tried to sit and my boobs came up to my chin.

    You look AMAZING in your dress by the way!

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  • Shara
    Super September 2013
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    I hear it optional...lmao

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  • The Polka Dot Queen ©
    Master July 2012
    The Polka Dot Queen © ·
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    It should be tight so it stays up, but it shouldn't be so tight you are having trouble breathing. Could I breath better after my dress was off? Heck yes. But I could still breath...

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  • Mrs. S™
    Master October 2011
    Mrs. S™ ·
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    Breathing is kinda essential. Dunno, something about sustaining life I believe?!?!?

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  • HalloweenBride
    Master October 2013
    HalloweenBride ·
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    Hmmm, when I tried mine on with the proper garments, I had no problem breathing or sitting down! And it stayed put for sure!

    I think the telling you that you can't take deep breaths is a little ridiculous...

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  • The Polka Dot Queen ©
    Master July 2012
    The Polka Dot Queen © ·
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    Mrs S, didn't you hear this years newest bridal fashion trend? Oxygen tanks!

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  • Pan
    Master March 2012
    Pan ·
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    Huh that's weird that they told you that. My dress fit my rib cage tight, but i could take deep breaths. I mean I felt the material when I did take a deep breath, but not like it was pressing so hard against me that I couldn't breath deeply.

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  • SophieMuffin
    Super May 2013
    SophieMuffin ·
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    Mine is a corset strapless, yes its a little snug but i can sit AND breathe! you should be able to breathe. not like i am going to hyperventilate or hold my breath and look like a blowfish type thing but you should have normal breathing..... lol

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  • Mrs. S™
    Master October 2011
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    Pardon my ignorance Jude, I stopped buying bridal magazines...


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  • krisalicious
    Master April 2012
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    My seamstress told me that the weight of my dress would sit on my hips and waist. It was corseted, and it was snug, but I breathed very comfortably. And I lost almost 2 inches in the bust at the last minute (nerves = no appetite) so it even gapped in the bust a smidge but it didn't go ANYWHERE. I did have one shoulder strap but it was decorative, not really supportive. All the support came from my waist and hips. It was super comfortable actually. It just gave me really, really good posture.

    You have to breathe or how will you dance the night away???? Smiley sad

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  • Fawn
    VIP October 2012
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    Oh my stars! This conversation is giving me the vapors... lol

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  • Anonymous
    Devoted October 2012
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    Thanks ladies! I may ask them to take it out just a bit... I would hate to crack a rib. Ha!

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  • Mrs. S™
    Master October 2011
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    Seriously Kara, you've got to be able to breathe normally. Wedding dresses are not particularly comfortable, but if you can't breathe, you won't be able to sit either.

    Which means you will either pass out, or the dress will burst in the seams.

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  • Fawn
    VIP October 2012
    Fawn ·
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    Yes... what Mrs. S. just said.

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  • D
    Master May 2014
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    Kara, I love your dress : )

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  • Carole M (a.k.a "old tart")
    Master October 2011
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    Breathing in your gown is highly overrated. NOT. You need to be able to breath, go potty, eat, dance and yes, perhaps fart without splitting your dress. : )

    Kara.. First, your dress is gorgeous on you. Second, have them take the gown out a smidge. Seriously, Cate had the seamstress make her dress very tight. The seamstress and I tried to talk her out of it. At the first fitting, Cate truly regretted it. The seamstress had to re-do & let it out a smidge.

    Kris....I lost weight in the bubbies too before our wedding. What's up with that? For Cate's, I gained a few pounds and one bubbie is clearly rebelling in my tight dress. CHeck it out. It is obviously kicking the heck out of my body armor and making an escape. When I asked DH why he let me walk down the aisle with one bubbie looking like that, he said he didn't notice. Seriously? It's the first thing I noticed when I saw this pic. I can only imagine what the pro pics look like.


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  • Ris Future Mrs. Logan
    Super May 2014
    Ris Future Mrs. Logan ·
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    It should be snug enought to stay up yes. But it shouldn't be so tight that you can't breathe! Which now has me wondering about my gown... o__O

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