Post # 1
Disregarding all the second thoughts I’m having about my dress… its alteration time: hem the front, add a bustle, and shorten the straps, which are shown twisted and clipped because they are SO long!
What I want to do is alter the back of the straps to look like the dress of my dreams that I *didnt* get. I hate spaghetti straps, but I wanted a v-neck dress so this is what I got.
I’ve got my first alteration appointment next week – should I ask them to try adding on to the straps in the back, to make them wider, as shown in the last pic? or would that overwhelm the back of the dress – or worse, make my back look even wider, ugh.
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Post # 3
1) you look great in that dress
2) go for it if you have the fabric and a seamstress you trust!
Post # 4
First.. ur dress is gorgeous on you! Your waist looks teeeeenie tiny!! I’m not sure about adding fabric to make the straps wider.. if they could match the fabric then yes, it would look great.. and I dont think it would make ur back look wider.
Have uthought about making it halter instead since u dont like spagetti straps?
Post # 5
I think you look gorgeous in your dress! I like the idea of bigger straps too, It just makes me feel more comfortable, and I wouldn’t have to worry about the dreaded "backfat" poking out. (my dress has spaghetti straps too, but i’m having a cute lightweight bolero made to wear over it)
I think that you should def ask at your appt for them to add bigger straps to your dress, and no I dont think it’ll make you look wide at all, I actually think it’ll make you look smaller with less skin showing. Good Luck!
Oh and P.S. We’re date twins!! Yay!
Post # 6
I don’t care for the way the back on yours has a corset AND a t-strap in the back. It’s a lot going on, and immediately I focus on the t-strap. The wider straps will be much more flattering on your back and will create a slimming effect! I think it will look gorgeous. Definitely more elegant
Post # 7
Definitely go for the alteration. Your seamstress should be able to purchase matching fabric.
Post # 8
I say go for the alteration. The straps in the last picture are really pretty.
Post # 9
yay! thanks for the advice ladies!
I dont have the fabric, but the dress came with a little sheer chiffon shawl/wrap that the seamstress might be able to use…?
MissCamera – yay for date twins!! Cheers!
ejs – its not a t-strap back – its just standard spaghetti straps that have been twisted and clipped because theyre nearly 6 inches too long! They had to get clipped or the top would have fallen right down. 😉
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
I vote for the alteration as long as you have the same fabric to make it match the dress. Good Luck!
Post # 11
I vote for either making the straps wider or would second the idea of transforming it into a halter. I’m glad you explained again about the straps in the pic– I was like ejs thought it was some wierd T-back strap. 🙂 Either way, I think you will look amazing!
Post # 12
I like your inspiration pick for the back, but I think the halter would be pretty, too. If there’s an issue with matching the fabric or getting extra, I think halter would be a great option.