Alterations anyone? Having dress regret…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@GingerSnapped19:  Pictures of the dress would help. I cannot imagine they’d be able to add length unless you’re getting it altered with the designer, and maybe they can add fabric? Straps could definitely be added to most dresses, people do that all the time. I had my dress altered quite a bit, but mostly in the shape as I took it from ball gown to a-line.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Have you bought your veil? Maybe a longer veil (chapel length) would add a nice extension to your sweep train.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@GingerSnapped19:  It’s a shame you live so far away. I wasn’t supposed to be trying on dresses, but I did try on a modified mermaid that would’ve fit your bill — just $1000 CAD (it was a sample; size S)

However, you can always add more sparkle by accessorizing! 🙂 Find a crystal necklace. You can also ask a seamstress if you could modify the A-line into a trumpet, so that it clings to your legs. There are times when a seamstress can also add a detachable train! There’s hope!

ETA: Also ask the seamstress to see if she/he can sew on a bolero on your gorgeous strapless gown if you were wanting a keyholed back.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@GingerSnapped19:  i am not a train person (I’m chopping mine off my dress), but yours looks longer than a sweep train and also very pretty!! I think it is perfect. 

For fullness, get a pouffy slip and see what that does….from the many, many dresses I tried on, a slip can make a huge difference.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

You might be better off trying to sell it and buying your dream dress, before you start to alter it. Alterations can be a tricky business and might not end up ‘just right’ and you might like it even less. Could that be an option for you? I really like your dress the way it is. A chapel length veil with some sparkle could add what you are looking for, with the option of removing it so that you can walk around much easier with your sweep-length train 🙂

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

@HannahGrace:  I agree with you, it actually looks a little more like court train length.

And a slip is a good idea to try! It might help widen that A-line, although it’s really flattering as is.  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It looks great as it is!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think you look amazing. 

if you want the skirt a bit fuller you can add crinoline. 

Definitely straps are possible.  That was something I wanted and asked consultants about.  My dress has straps but I looked at many strapless and adding straps woudnt be a problem. You’d probably have to order the material from the designer for a perfect match. 

 

as for the train, unless the designer can do it, I don’t think it something possible in alterations. i think your train is beautiful- wish mine was like that. mine is longer and when I mention possibly shortening it everyone in the store asks like I’m hurting a baby. Haha. if you want the feeling of a long train youre dress would look beautiful will a long veil and then you can remove the veil at the reception (and in my option shorter trains like yours make for prettier bustles)

 

 

 

 

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