Jun 23, 2010 12:43 PM
Megan S. moaned, "I am going to a wedding in july. In charleston. All I think about is hot, humid, ick. But it will be in a beautiful setting and the bride is a bit on the fancy side, so I feel like what I planned on wearing is way to casual. What can I get that will not make me faint or sweat, but feels a bit more on the fancier size. Also! I'm a bit busty and a bit self-conscious about it. So I'm a little bit in the perfect storm of wedding eh. Thanks!"
We've been to the South in summer, and hoo boy, who would wanna get married in that? The bride is gonna be sweating bullets within 10 minutes under her wedding gown. Anyways, on to you, Megan! We'd recommend something with a v-neck and a defined waist to control the girls, and a lightweight, flowy fabric like silk or charmeuse to keep you cool, but still looking formal. The dresses pictured here can probably also be worn with a regular plunge bra, upping the comfort factor.
PS - Our favorite anti-sweat tricks? Deodorant on the inner thighs (and under the boobs), plus a pair of short, light cotton bike shorts underneath the dress - yes, really. No one will know!
1 - Calvin Klein Chocolate Satin Dress ($148)
2 - Spiegel Embroidered-Waist Silk Dress ($99 on sale)
3 - Dessy Collection V-Neck Dress (Style dc2783) ($270, in 20+ colors)
4 - Liz Fields Cocktail V-Neck Dress (Style LF232) ($158 on sale, in 20+ colors & with multiple trim colors)
5 - Liz FIeld Short V Neck Floral Dress (Style LF236) ($158, in 20+ colors and in chiffon or charmeuse fabric)
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