Dress Alteration Anxiety: Need Input from Experts

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - camp in new hampshire

SusanR5:  your dress is beautiful!! it reminds me a lot of mine! is the lace pinned to the dress at the sweatheat neckline part? i just went for my first dress fitting (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/first-dress-fitting-full-bridal-look-help-pic-heavy/ so you can see my dress, but the neckline is basically the same) and they are going to attach the lace to the actual dress right where it’s cut so the dress doesn’t fall down and it sits better- not sure if it will help with the boning though. my dress doesn’t have boning in the breast area.  i’m wearing one of those adhesive backless bras though.

i’m also small chested and hate wearing bras with dresses, I often use large bandaids to tape my boobs up, it does leave marks sometimes though, so something like this might be better: https://hollywoodfashionsecrets.com/product/breast-lift-tape/ it’s minimal and might do the trick to lift them up.

for the armpits, maybe cut the fabric under the armpit a little to make it looser? i am sure the seamstress can figure out that one, no problem.

Post # 3
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2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Honestly, I think the difference you see is just the look of wearing a bra (I highly doubt that not wearing one would have changed the way the dress was ordered).  There are things that can be done- my dress had to be brought in at the cups by the boning, and I’ve heard of people deepening sweethearts to help.  I ended up adding cups (not the push up kind- just really thin ones), and they really did help.  I would try your dress on with them at the next appointment.  She can place them in so you can see if you like the way they look before she sews them into the dress.  

They can definitely open up the armpits and that might also help too.  

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