Post # 1
I came back from my hair and makeup trial tonight and finally tried on my dress, all of my jewelry, belt and accessories, looked in the mirror and CRIED for 20 minutes.
When I bought my dress, I planned to alter the neckline to a sweetheart. Once I spoke to 2 seamstresses, they talked me ot of it saying it would be difficult, expensive and a shame to ruin the original design. I had major dress regret.
But I sucked it up and convinced myself that accessories would help. I love everything about the dress except the neckline. A friend convinced me that a sash would change how I felt about the dress and now I have a custom sash that I love, but it doesn’t change how I feel about the neckline.
I’m devistated and I feel silly for not going with my gut. I’m afraid it’s too late and I’m going to look back on all of my photos with stupid dress regret.
The only thing I THINK I might be able to do is take a needle and thread and literally gather the material between the cups to make a “sinched sweetheart”. It will probably look half-assed, but at this point I hate the alternative so much that I’m willing to break out the sewing kit and dig into my $1500 dress 10 days before the wedding.
WHAT THE EFF SHOULD I DO? Am I totally sounding crazy?
Post # 3
@MissGemini: Do you have photos? You have a little over a week and a half, I think that’d be enough time for a seamstress to rush order a sweetheart neckline for you!
Post # 4
@jennmariee: Here’s a crappy pic from today with accessories:
It was like, when I looked in the mirror all I could see was my prom dress from when I was 17. It was the exact same neckline and I hated it. I don’t think there is time to have a true sweatheart put in, the bodice would basically have to be completely taken apart and resewn. But the “cinch” method might be my only hope. I’d have a rather pointy sweetheart but it would be better than nothing.
Post # 5
For what its worth, I think u look perfect. Honestly.
Post # 6
@MissGemini: Okay first things first… 10 days out is very exciting! Secondly, your dress looks amazing on you! Thirdly, find out if there is a well reputed seamstress in your area, take it to her and tell her you want it altered and time constraint. Don’t do it yourself, because I think that COULD be something you regret!
Lastly, don’t freak out. My first fitting they told me I was going to have to pay $500 with 1 month before the wedding to have the dress altered because even though I was working out constantly and lost heaps of weight, the dress no longer fit. My first thought was “I need to find another dress that fits in a very short amount of time” but in the end they knocked some of the price off the alterations and it all turned out okay! So don’t freak out, I nearly did and its not a good place to be
Post # 7
@heavenslight: Thank you xo
@Jacofblues: Reading your reply almost made me cry again, I guess I’m emotional tonight lol! Thanks for the vote of confidence, I feel like I’m running in circles in my head. I’m definitely going to call around tomorrow and see what can be done…I’ll resist the urge to sew anything myself!
Post # 8
@MissGemini: Aww I didn’t mean to make you cry! Just calm down, take some deep breaths, have a drink (if you are over 21) lol!
You will be fine, I am sure a seamstress can make the pinched look for you if you like ti that way definitely go with it! You will be beautiful either way!
Post # 9
Your dress looks BEAUTIFUL on you. Seriously, I think everything about it is super flattering and you look stunning. 🙂
Post # 10
I think you look awesome. But I get that you want to make it look more elegant. Here are some possibilities:
1. Go to David’s Bridal. They have boleros, small beaded straps, cap sleeves, etc. Alfred Angelo probably has the same. Etsy, too.
2. Add a halter. A seamstress could probably do this in under 30 minutes. May have to change your necklace, but if it takes it out of prom territory for you, it may be worth it.
3. Buy a pretty jeweled or ornately beaded cardigan from Anthropologie or someplace nice.
But again, I think it’s great like it is. Incredibly flattering!
Post # 11
@MissGemini: You look amazing! I love your dress! Who makes it? Sorry, I have no advice.. I think you look perfect!
Post # 12
You look gorgeous! Personally I love the getle scoop as opposed to the sweetheart, of course that is up to you though if you can get the alterations rushed. Either way, you have nothing to worry about. Stunning!
I love that belt!!!
Post # 13
I don’t have any real advice for altering your dress (I am the least crafty person ever, I’m super proud that I can reattach buttons to cardigans), but I wanted to chime in with everyone else and say that you look stunning! You will be such a beautiful bride. Try not to get too stressed out about it – I’m sure you will find a solution that works for you, and you don’t need unnecessary stress right now. Call your mom or best friend, and regardless of what you do about the neckline, just remember that you will look perfect on your wedding day 🙂
Post # 14
You look amazing and I wouldn’t say it if it was false
Post # 15
@BridalBeckyBee: Thanks ladies, you made me smile this morning. xo
@Jessylouise: thanks 🙂 The dress is style 351135 from the Vera Wang White line
Post # 16
@MissGemini: For what it’s worth, I think your dress is perfect just the way it is, and yuo look fabuolus in it.