(Closed) Big honkin’ dress ties

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007 - Wynbrick Center - a historic mansion in my hometown.

My gown was a Maggie too, and i had the same problem!   The easiest (and best) solution IMHO is to just have your alterations lady trim off the excess ends…she’ll be able to re-stitch the ‘new’ ends so you’ll never be able to tell.  Just make sure that you’ve got the dress completely laced when she does it!  –ie not just every other hole or something.  Should be a really simple alteration for them to do πŸ™‚

 The shop I bought my gown at said that they do that in case brides want to add spaghetti straps to their gown or something, there’s that extra length to play around with.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007 - Wynbrick Center - a historic mansion in my hometown.

Well you do still want to have length at the end….like you said, enough to be able to loosen it and take it off…but not so long that you have a huge droopy bow.  Hold on a sec and I’ll see if I can find a picture of the back of me in my gown, close-up…

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007 - Wynbrick Center - a historic mansion in my hometown.

Hmm ok well it seems I can’t find any that really show the completed ties.  But basically, I had them shortened to a length so that when tied there was a fairly short droopy bow, but not long enough to be a distraction.  IMHO, I actually think it would look rather weird if there weren’t any ties at all…it would look like the lacing itself was fake or something.

 Sorry I coudln’t have been of more help!
 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I’m pretty thin too, and I had a lace up back.  The dress was custom, so the ties were the perfect length.  But here’s the reason I’m sharing: the dressmaker left the ties a little bit long and put these really cute crystal beads at the ends of the ties — I think each tie has 3 beads at the end.  It made the ends look more special and sparkly(!) and if you’re planning on doing it yourself, it might be easier than trying to sew a nice finished end.  You could even add your intial and his, if you get those cute, little, tiny initial charms!  When you have the back tied up, ask your ‘maids to tie a smaller loop for the bow, and let the "tails" hang — with the beads, it doesn’t look goofy to have trailing strings.  I think it’s when you have big bow loops that it looks odd.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I can’t see a close up of your dress but my sister-in-law wore a different Maggie Sottero and we were able to tuck the "extra length" into the dress.  Will that work w/ yours too?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

haha, i knew when you described it that it was a maggie sottero!  from the picture, it looks like the model wears hers tucked in like graciette suggested.  hope it works out!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I had a Maggie with long ties… I had my tailor cut them short, and then for the wedding, I tucked them inside the dress. It looked much better than the wimpy bow, IMO.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

That’s what i was going to suggest: tucking them in?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I had a Maggie dress as well – for the ceremony I actually left the long ties out (they weren’t longer than my dress, though).  When it was bustled for the reception, the bow was drawn to be VERY droopy (to make the ends shorter) and the whole thing was tucked into the dress.

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