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How to stop a dress from riding up

How to stop a dress from riding up

It’s an unfortunate problem that we’ve all experienced, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. A dress constantly riding up throughout the day or night can not only be a source of annoyance, but can sometimes even be embarrassing. Luckily for you, we have some handy solutions to prevent this from happening. Follow our guide below to learn how to stop a dress from riding up.

Stopping a dress from riding up - our best tips

A dress riding up is a constantly frustrating problem that always seems to come at the most inconvenient times. Though sometimes it seems like an unsolvable problem, there are steps you can take to prevent it from occurring to make your next gathering problem and embarrassment free. Try following our tips below to find out how to stop a dress from riding up:

  • Apply hairspray
  • Using shapewear
  • Wearing heels

Apply hairspray

Though it sounds a little unconventional, applying a small amount of hairspray on your upper legs can make quite the difference in preventing your dress from riding up. Believe it or not, gymnasts use this trick to keep their bodysuits in place so it is a tried and tested method. The hairspray will decrease the friction that tends to happen when moving around in a dress, so try it out to see if it works for you.

Using shapewear

If you’re constantly frustrated by your dress hiking up, wearing shapewear underneath your dress is a useful solution. You can find a variety of different types of shapewear, but its effect tends to work better the longer it is. Ensure your shapewear runs from your lower back and down to your upper thighs. Using bodysuit shapewear can be even more effective at preventing friction and keeping your dress in place.

The best thing about this solution is that it is very subtle and won’t be immediately apparent to anybody around you. As the shapewear will be concealed underneath your clothing, you won’t have to worry about any particular change up in your appearance. Their thinness means that they will also be comfortable, so wearing shapewear won’t feel like an inconvenience.

The only thing you will have to make sure of is that your shapewear is long enough to cover down to your upper thighs as you can risk exposing this area if you bend over. However, choosing the correct shapewear will easily prevent this problem.

Wearing heels

If you know you are going to be walking around in your dress a lot, then ensure that you take measures to prevent your dress from riding up as the motion of walking and friction is what causes your dress to rise. By wearing a pair of heels, the problem is reduced as they work as an anchor and will reduce the amount of motion you create.

It is always best to account for comfort in your outfit, no matter how good it looks, as your choice in heel can make your night a lot more comfortable. By choosing wedge heels instead of stiletto heels, less pressure will be applied at your heel and will make walking around that much more comfortable. No one wants to be left with sore feet at the end of the night.

Choosing your type of dress

Typically, a dress riding up tends to occur with shorter dresses. If you’re still having trouble with your dress riding up, choosing a longer dress can give you peace of mind while helping you to avoid the problem altogether.

The NINA white dress is a fabulous midi dress that will leave you no problems with your dress riding up. This figure-hugging dress is designed from our exclusive pearl white shimmer sequin to turn heads at your next big event. The NINA is fully boned and has a fused under-corset that cinches in the torso and waist, showing off your impressive figure.

A brunette lady wearing a white bodycon dress with pearl white shimmer sequin
If a dress with a skirt that fans out is more your style, then the OLIVIA red dress is the one for you. This impressive garment is beautifully decorated with embroidered lace in an intricate floral design. For maximum comfort and elegance, the skirt is pleated with layers of mesh and is fully lined with duchess satin. Select this dress to leave you free of any dress-related worries and have you strutting in style for your next party.

A blonde lady wearing a red embroidery lace midi dress with a raw cut hemline

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We hope that you have found some useful advice to help you find out how to stop a dress from riding up.

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