Post # 1
So I went to get my dress measured with my heels today (hollow to hem) for them to determine the appropriate length…and I noticed this odd ridge/bulge that seemed to appear from the bottom of my torso to where the ballgown poofs out. It was explained that this little bulge will still appear on my gown when it is ordered since that is what will give the gown it’s poof. The bulge is REALLY REALLY bothering me. I want it to fall flat/smooth on my waist!!!! I have been a really annoying bride with this salon…I ordered a dress here a month ago (they pushed me into ordering quickly but obviously it was my fault for agreeing), than cancelled it two weeks later but they allowed me to put the deposit towards a new gown and I chose this one…everyone that was there loved it – friends and family…I was kind of sick of trying on dresses and thought this one looked pretty on so I chose it. BUT NOW the bulge is bothering me so much I don’t know what to do 🙁 HELP!
Anybody have any advice?!
Post # 3
I think you look beautiful. In my opinion, I wouldn’t even know the buldge was there if you didn’t point it out. Do you have a side photo? I say keep the dress, but if you don’t want to and haven’t ordered it then choose a new one. You should be happy with your decision not second guessing yourself.
Post # 4
I don’t see it…do you have a picture from the side?
I think I know what you’re talking about though, the part where the poof starts? No one will think you have a buldge, they’ll realize it’s just the dress.
Post # 5
I can relate to the scrutiny of the bulge!! I wanted a fitted gown and every dress I tried on, I would find something wrong with the tummy area. So for this reason, i am leaning towards (haven’t put the deposit down yet) a natural waist ball gown. Totally not what I expected, but it’s what I was most comfortable in.
You look gorgeous and really don’t need to change anything. Everyone will say you don’t have a bulge, but you are your own biggest critique, so if it bugs you that much I would try Spanx or a corset to flatten the tummy. Do whatever you can to be happy in the dress you picked. Remember you picked it for a reason!!
Post # 6
I still dont see a bulge even with the circle around it. It looks like the dress begins to flare out at that point. Anyways, pretty dress =)
Post # 7
It’s the shape of the dress, I think. The “bulge” is unnoticeable to me in this picture. My guess is that you are used to long torsoed clothing rather than natural waist dresses (which begin higher). If you want something that’s flat or fitted to your whole waist, you’re going to need a more fitted style.
Unless you have a picture from the side that actually makes it look like you have a belly pooch — this is a gorgeous dress and you look flawless in it.
Post # 8
I just posted another photo..the photo’s that REALLY show the bulge are on my mom’s phone..you MUST see it in this photo though?
Post # 10
@chefdori and alwayssunny- I think there might be a side shot on my mom’s phone, but she’s sleeping, it was the front that bothered me so much I thought it looked like a spare tire around my hips.
@deedle- the problem is, it’s not my stomach! It’s actually the fabric that is inside the dress that is making it look this way.
thanks for the kind comments. I know I chose this dress because everyone I was with loved it, but I don’t know if I can get past this bulge thing.
Post # 11
THis can’t just be in my head!!! LOL – you don’t see how the fabric lays sort of sloppy looking rather than smooth?
ETA: While I know it’s annoying the hell out of me, at this point I can just deal with it if I’m making a bigger deal out of it in my head than it really is. So if you *really* can’t see it, I won’t keep scrutinizing it.
Post # 12
Yea I don’t see it either.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
It is obvious in the second picture but I couldn’t see it in the first. It definitely looks like it’s part of the dress though, nobody could mistake it for you!
It looks like the skirt doesnt transition properly from the bodice. If they can’t take something out to fix that, I personally wouldn’t buy the dress. Now that you know it is there, it is all you will see when you look at your wedding photos.
Nobody wants to be the annoying bride, but you really should have a dress that you love.
Post # 14
I honestly don’t see it. If you want the dress to lay flat somehow, communicate that to your seamstress. Whether it makes the dress poof more or not, it is not what you want, wherever it is, so ask to have it altered. Perhaps material can be taken out from underneath to preserve the outer layer? I really don’t see it but I can imagine that would help in the situation you describe. Best wishes!
Post # 15
@LadyEVar- that’s exactly what it is. I feel the transition is not “smooth”…but the lady kept saying it has to poof out at some point and that if they were to get rid of the extra fabric inside to eliminate the “spare tire bulge” the dress would just fall flat. I feel terrible for being so indecisive but I really didn’t see this the first time I tried on the dress. I’m so disappointed in myself.
Post # 16
I don’t see what you’re talking about but if it bothers you than that’s definitely a problem. Like PP said, I would talk to the seamstress and see how they can fix it. Don’t stress yourself too much over it, I’m sure it will all be ok