Bridesmaid dress

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

KateriPetrie:  Can you post photos of the dress? Could your maids all get different dresses in the same color? You definitely want her to be comfortable!

Post # 4
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Newbee

Has she tried wearing spanx or other things like that? Some of my dresses that are clingy “glide” off of the spanx fabric for me, maybe it will help the dress flow better. If she doesn’t like spanx, maybe even just a pair of boyshorts with that silky no-show feeling (I dont know how to describe it lol) will work since you are just trying to get the dress to not clingy instead of “sucking you in”.

Hopefully that makes sense.

Post # 5
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42472 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

KateriPetrie: The combination of an empire waist style and clingy fabric are killer for anyone who has hips.

Are you saying that you bought an extra dress so that you have extra fabric to use to alter this dress?

If so, you could use some of either the print or the black fabric to lengthen the bodice, then use the extra skirt fabric to make a gored skirt that flares out from the new natural waistline.

This is the look I have in mind to lengthen the bodice.

 

This is how you make a gored skirt. You may still need a lining to help the skirt stand away from the body.

 

Post # 7
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1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

julies1949:  That seems like the best solution!

Post # 8
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42472 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

KateriPetrie:  She can go ahead and just gore the skirt. If the dress still looks too body hugging over the hips, she can always make a ruched or gathered sash to wear over the mid section, changing the waist from empire to a more natural waist look.

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