Post # 1
I went to my first alterations appointment yesterday, and tried on my dress for the first time in what feels like FOREVER. It was also the first time i tried it on with my heels. The dress fits perfect with the heels, but i am not wearing those all night, im switching to a platform flip flop that isnt even close to the heel height. So the seamstress suggested that i do a bustle in the front instead of heming the bottom (because then it would be too short)… almost like pick ups. So my dress will be down for the ceremony and bustled into pick ups, in the front and back for the reception…
has anyone heard of this before or did it with your dress? Or found a picture online somewhere?
Post # 3
I haven’t heard of anybody doing this, but I asked the same question with mine. My seamstress didn’t want to mess with it because she didn’t think it’d look good… so I ended up going with a lesser heel for the ceremony so that my platform flip flop for the reception was comparable. I think the pickups in the front can be done – just make sure you’re going to like that look!
Post # 4
I’m going to be doing this with mine! I bought my dress from once wed and the girl who wore it before had done this rather than have it hemmed. Granted, I haven’t actually worn it or gone in since my first fitting yet, but my seamstress demonstrated how to do it and I think it will look great. It’s very subtle (only needs to be shortened a couple of inches, much like yours I’m sure) and works well with the trumpet shape and rouching of my dress. If it makes you feel better I can send you a pic in early September when I go in again.
Post # 5
i was thinking of doing this actually. i have a giant hoop skirt for my dress, but i am thinking i may remove the hoop skirt before going to dinner after the ceremony (and that will make my dress too long). but my shirt has a floofy part that goes all around and would hide it if i did this… i don’t know how it would look right out in the open…