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Tabitha
Just Said Yes March 2025

Can i Dance in this?

Tabitha, on May 16, 2024 at 12:30 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 6

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So I found a one of a kind dress at DB and it was love at first sight (don't mind my ugly cry!!) It was ironicly just my size with enough room to bring it out in the hips if need be and bring it in the chest. After buying it I realized "wow I might not be able to dance in this" with how long and kinda restrictive it is in the legs. I can still walk and move freely im just more afraid of stepping on the dress. Anyone know if bustling would help or holding the train? Does it seem too tight? I am not a dress girl all my clothes are loose fitting so I'm unsure!!

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Latest activity by Julia, on May 18, 2024 at 8:08 PM
  • Michael
    Rockstar October 2023
    Michael ·
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    You can add a loop to the train or bustle the dress to keep it out from your and other's feet. That should allow you to do some basic dancing in a narrow sense. Certainly the dress should first be shortened based on the shoes you will wear for the ceremony and then for dancing.

    Also, check that you can sit down okay when wearing it and try a little bit dancing and bending to make sure you will be okay your wedding day.

    If you want to do regular social dancing, you might want something to change into later during the reception -- sort of transitioning from formal wedding reception into party mode.

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  • Andrea
    Rockstar January 2024
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    It depends on what type and how much dancing you’re wanting to do! You should talk to whoever’s doing your alterations about your concerns. They can show you how the dress would look bustled, and you can see if that or a wrist loop to hold the skirt would be enough for you to feel comfortable.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
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    There is no way to know based on a picture. Did you dance in the dress (and sit, bend, walk, etc) in the store while trying it on? That is the only way to find out if it’s possible or not.


    Bustling is your only option. If you leave the train down, you and guests will step on and trip over it. People don’t realize that while the wrist loops look awesome in the movies, the opposite happens in real life. The train is heavy and the loops cut off your circulation if they don’t cause pain/tiredness in your arm first. As an example, fill your purse with 25-30+ lbs and hold the straps on your wrist for 4 hours without ever setting it down. Many people can’t do it without discomfort after 5 minutes.
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  • Cece
    Rockstar October 2023
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    The dress is so pretty and it looks amazing on you! This is definitely YOUR dress!!
    As far as dancing, talk to your seamstress- they should be able to provide options for bustles. I would also highly suggest bringing a reception dress as an option to change into in case you need it. It doesn’t need to be anything expensive or even bridal. Just a cute, comfortable dress that you can dance in. And I’d also suggest bringing comfortable shoes (flats or even sneakers). You may not end up needing them, but it’s always better to have them and not need them, than to need them and not have them.
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  • Jacks
    Rockstar November 2054
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    OMG that dress is everything on you!! Amazing! I'm sure you can bustle the train up to dance. Talk to a seamstress. Congrats on finding it!

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  • Julia
    Just Said Yes June 2025
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    They can bustle the dress in the back so you can button the dress so the train isn't dragging
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