Cut my dress in half???

posted 4 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

I personally think you would be better off trying to sell or exchange your dress for the style of dress you want. Idk about cutting yours in half but I imagine it would be crazy expensive to do what you’re asking and there would be a lot of room for error.

Post # 3
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Honey bee

Kir474 :  I agree with PP. Sell the dress you have and then buy one you like better.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Why can’t you buy the second dress?

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

The styles of those two dresses are so different I don’t think they’ll look right together. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I agree with slomotion. It seems like you’d be better off selling and just finding a new dress. That amount of alterations will be costly and seems like you are essentaily making a new dress anyways. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

If you only have 5 months and don’t have the time to get a new dress I would not advise altering your dress.

FWIW, I think your original dress is prettier and more interesting than the tulle skirt with your current top.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

You’re nuts and that would ruin the dress.  You should either find a new dress (and with your timeline…you’re gonna have to go off the rack) or find a way to love the original.  The original dress has a BEAUTIFUL skirt!  I know because I tried it on and LOVED the skirt.  It looks stunning in person.  Here’s a photo I took of that same dress (please ignore my back fat, lol) 

The top and bottom of the original dress work together…the new skirt would not work with the old dress top.   

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

A few of the ruffles around the waist probably need to be pressed or altered a little so that they would sit on the hips a little bit better, but the effect from the back of the dress was jawdropping.  

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

Kir474 :  I’ve found that many women go through this sort of “regret” inbetween trying on their dress and their first fitting. Don’t panic! I bet you love it when you try it back on.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Kir474 :  i love the first dress! Who is this made by? 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

You could cut it in half 🙂 That’s what I did with mine. I love the ballgown skirt and couldn’t find the style anywhere else anymore, but I hate the bodice. So I had the bodice cut off by an experienced bridal tailor, add a waistband and hook-eye closure to the skirt and am buying a separate bodice to wear with it.

Imo it’s not as expensive as buying a second dress and failing to sell yours. 

(also imo you could add a waistband to the original skirt and sell it off as a skirt by itself. That style is actually one of my favorites but I couldn’t find any skirt-only piece!)

Nowadays a lot of brides choose to have separates, and more and more designers are coming out with them, so you could definitely find something. You could also try etsy, there are a lot of bridal skirts that are customizable 🙂 

Edit: You could also try photoshopping both dresses with the parts together to make sure that’s the look you want 🙂 or try it with one over the other, if possible.

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