Post # 1
But I don’t want to ruin the look of it either.
I’ve posted this dress before, long story short its by a South African designer, Hendrik Vermeulen and it has very limited stockists in Australia.
Nowhere I can get to to try it on without a looong plane ride.
So I’ve decided to have it made! My thought pattern is – it will cost me $400. If I hate it, I can always sell it on and still come out further ahead than if I flew to the dress shop to try it on and hated it then!
I’m using Jasmines Bridal Shop and they have been fantastic so far.
Lisa has been great in getting back to me and asking all sort of questions that I hadn’t really thought about – and the one im stuck on is – whaty do I want to line the bodice with so you can’t see my bra?
I’ve attached pictures, my favourite part of the dress is that it being sheer makes the beautiful lace stand out, and its a bit different to the standard wedding dress. Should I have it lines in white and be safe? Or risk a flesh tone that could look horribly different to my skin tone?
Post # 3
From the last picture, it looks like it is lined with a very fine white fabric… but not bright white, or totally opaque / heavy. Almost like a “curtain” (sorry I’m having a difficult time here with finding the right words)
I suggest you head off to a Bridal Store, and take a look at how some Gowns are constructed… you’ll be able to “see” what fabrics could create this illusion under lace… and which ones would be “comfortable”… you definitely want something silky next to your skin… as lace can at times be itchy. Then all you have to do is detemine what the name of that fabric might be so you can pass the info onto Lisa at Jasmines Bridal
I hope this is (somewhat) helpful,
Post # 4
@This Time Round: thanks for that! I need to get a wriggle on and actually TRY on some dresses
Post # 5
I agree. It seems to be some sort of light nylon (similar to what tights are made of). It’s nice and opaque so youractual skin tone will show through with having to use a nude color which may or may not match you skin.
Stunning dress BTW OP- I would love to see photos when it’s finished! I am looking to get my reception dress made by jasmines!
Post # 6
The straps and back of my dress were sheer/lace (not lined) and I wore this bra underneath – it was invisible under the lace.
PS that dress is crazy beautiful!
Post # 7
I think anything but nude will ruin the look. But I do think the lace is opaque enough that if the nude fabric doesn’t match your skin tone perfectly, it should still be fine. No one will notice.
Post # 8
Thanks girls! I saw it and I swear I had my mouth hanging open for about an hour! Ha ha
So you think a nude colored tretchy nylon (like stockings) might work?
Im torn between that and a sheer white. I don’t want to lose the detailing of the lace! Decisions decisions. Is it meant to be this hard?! Ha ha.
Post # 9
to me it looks like she has had bra cups sewn into the front of the dress, and left the rest as sheer lace, can see the shape of what looks like a cup, and also is a similar material
Post # 10
My favorite color underneath lace is bridal champange. That’s my vote!
Post # 11
I am worried that this is one detail that could go badly wrong on a replica…. Is it a possibility to leave it unlined and then take it to a seamstress for the lining when youreceive it?
Post # 12
have you considered maybe doing a colour underneathe? Like a blush, or lavender, or gold? that would make the lace stand out and address hte naked issue…
Post # 13
i second the idea to keep it unlined and take it to a seamstress at home to line hte top… then you can really see what it will look like and play with different fabrics
Post # 14
tough one…love love love the dress first of all…I’d probably do flesh tone like the one in the picture. I can’t imagine it would look very off because it will be covered by the white lace which will be the focal point. LOVE it, good luck!
Post # 15
That dress is stunning!!!
Post # 16
Such a beautiful dresss!!!