Could my dress be altered or should I leave it as is?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Get it altered or keep it as is?
    Yes - Get it altered : (11 votes)
    26 %
    No - Don't change it : (28 votes)
    67 %
    No - Do something else (explain) : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    There’s no way to magically macke more lace grow out of the top of your dress. You’d have to have the manufacturer do this, which is probably not possible.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I think the toughest part will be finding a lace that matches/goes. I personally love the look of adding the piece, and I think you could make it dip dramatically in back so that the lace disappears before the corset is affected. If you have your dress in-hand I’d buy some cheap material from the fabric store and pin it to the dress, cutting it to the shape you want, to get an idea of how the new shape will look.

    Re: pp above, they could take the lace and pin it to the inside of the bust, and it will a appear to “grow” up from the original dress. She’d just have to be careful with her choice of lace.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Roxytiki:  I say rock the scar or maybe try make up to cover it(ask a make up artist to do it and how to do it). I have a large scar on my back/side but I don’t care if you can see it or not. 

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’d keep it as is. You originally bought the dress because you loved it when you tried it on! I wouldn’t change an already perfect dress to a different looking dress that in the end you may not  like as much. Can you cover up the scare using a heavy duty makeup (like the makeup used to cover up tattoos) or even a statement necklace?

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @aggie2010:  I understand that concept, but it won’t ever look right. It won’t look anything like the inspiration picture.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I don’t think you can just add a lace overlay to make the 1st dress into the 2nd one, especially since it’s already covred in lace and beading.  You’ll either have to find another way to cover up the scar (if you’re sure you want to) or buy a different dress.

    Post # 9
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    2763 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t know if it would ruin the look of the dress or anything,  but I really like the look of the lace top…it’s really pretty.  Have you spoken to your seamstress about it yet? 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Roxytiki:  I’d look for a lace bolero that you could put over it instead of potentially ruining a gorgeous dress!! 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Talk to the makeup artist to cover your scar cheaper alternative and you can still have the dress that you originally fell in love with

    Post # 12
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    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Roxytiki:  I agree with what the other Bees are saying — talk to a good professional make-up artists.  If they can cover tatooes, I am sure they can cover your scar.  At the end of the day, you need to be comfortable on your wedding day.  So if that means after talking to a make-up artists and you still don’t like its coverage, then talk to a very experience seamstress.  The other Bee’s raise a good point in that you will probably not be able to find the exact lace. 

    BTW your dress is beautiful!

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

    I think this could totally be doable. There’s lace on your dress already. You may be able to order an extra peice of lace from the manifactuer and get your seamstress to make the top peice. Or I’m sure you could find something to match. I added an illusion 3/4 top to my dress. I found a lace wrap that went with another dress that was a pretty close match and it looked perfect. The bodice of your dress is lace applique anyways.. it’s not 100% lace, so finding something to match shouldn’t be too hard. The onyl peices of full lace are on the skirt which is far enough away taht it won’t need to match 100%.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    I do not know the logistics – and I think you need to start exploring if it CAN be done. But I think the concept is fantastic and unique! 🙂 So if it can be done by getting matching lace and a great seamstress then I would say yes. Another thought would be getting matching lace and having a bolero, but I like your concept better.

    Post # 15
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    you could also order a top from tulipbridal and have it altered the way you want it: http://www.tulipbridal.com/Bridal-Lace-Bolero-Jacket_c_8-1-4.html 

    Here are some i think may work – you wouldn’t need to wear it as shown over the bodice but attach it to the dress as straps like in the photo:

    This one! (wn’t let me save a photo of it): http://www.tulipbridal.com/V-neck-re-embroidered-Lace-Bridal-Bolero-Wedding-jacket-shrug-WJ006_p_450.html 

    Or this one (could remove the sleeve):

     

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

    I would order a lace jacket, there are tons of styles with different laces and lengths of sleeves, or off the shoulder. That way you have the option to remove it after the photos if you want to. Also, could you put makeup on the scar to lessen it’s appearance? 

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