Post # 1
I need some advice, I recently bought the Justin Alexander dress 8596 in Ivory/Alabaster, when it arrived at the bridal shop and I tried it on, I burst into tears, I didnt like it. I was so disappointed, I’m just not sure what to do, my wedding is this August, will alterations make a difference or do I look for another dress?
The background to this story is, I spent months looking at dresses and never really loved any I tried on, due to time restrictions for ordering a dress I panic bought mine. If I hadnt I may have still been looking …
I feel sick worrying about what to do, its so much money to throw away, do I just go with it?
There are no pictures of me in it, I’m a size 8/10 and the dress made me look like a plank, no curves, do alterations make that much difference, they need to work miracles!
Post # 3
@prisipops: Aww, don’t fret! I really, really loved a similar dress (by DaVinci) but had the same concerns about looking blocky – the store manager pinched the straps in a bit from the outer edge (so they weren’t so straight up and down) and it made a huge difference! If you wanted to do something even more drastic, you could remove some or all of the top lace line and illusion netting to make it a true v-neck, which is very flattering. Also, once the waist and hips are adjusted to fit you, I think you’ll see much more of your shape.
In all seriousness, this dress is gorgeous and classic and I’m sure it will look awesome on you. I totally would be wearing something similar except I am apparently the only person who didn’t think it was crazy to wear this style for an evening beach wedding 😛 Please post with follow-up pics so I can wear it vicariously through you!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
That dress is gorgeous! Did you get it with that wrap in the middle? I’m not sure if it’s sewn on or if you put it on, but that should really help give you curves!
To majorly alter it it might cost a lot but it’s worth talking to a seamstress about your concerns.
Post # 5
That is a GORGEOUS dress!!
Post # 6
Seriously, that dress is beautiful. I think you should wait and have the alterations done to get a better idea of what it would look like on you. It is really pretty though.
Post # 7
Holy cow that dress is gorgeous!
Post # 8
Thank you for all the replies I have booked a dress fitting for next week so I will keep you posted xx
Post # 9
If I had a different body shape that would SO be my dress!! it’s gorgeous!! I find it hard to believe anyoen could look like a board in that dress!