Post # 1
Hello Bees! I had the top of my dress remade by a seamstress, and here is the final product.
I’m not sure yet if I like it-to me it makes it look less modern. I had LOVED the skirt, but with the new top, I don’t think I even love the skirt anymore.
What do you think?
Post # 3
I think it’s pretty – but what did it look like before?
Post # 4
I think it’s pretty, but maybe the top looks a little casual compared to the skirt??
Post # 5
@AlliRae – i think you nailed it, I agree – maybe a sweetheart neckline? Cap sleeves, if sleeves are a must?
Post # 6
@7SEVENJ9: oo sweetheart with capped sleeves would be really beautiful. especially if the sleeves were the same material as the skirt.
i think this dress is actually very pretty – im in love with the skirt.
Post # 7
It had been one-shoulder. I had it altered because I needed something a bit more modest that covered the chest area.
Because of that.. sweetheart necklines won’t work!
I don’t even know what to do with it now though, my wedding is in 2 months!
Also, the top does have a lace overlay that is hard to see, and it has pearl buttons down the back. It isn’t as plain as it looks in the picture there, but it does seem more dated now.
Post # 8
It’s beautiful! It reminds me of Emma Pillsbury’s dress on GLEE!
Post # 10
Have you thought of adding a sparkly belt or something?
Post # 11
i love the skirt! but i agree with a PP, we need to see the “before” shot to be able to give any kind of credible advice. or some kind of description about what you were going for in the first place? we can’t read your mind, hun.
Post # 12
I think it’s the shape that doesn’t match. Even with the nicer material, the top is the shape of a plain cotton tank top. What about necklines like these:
Sorry the one on the right is so grainy looking; I had to shrink the image. It’s just tulle/netting. I think that still gives you the high neckline and coverage but looks a little more modern.
I wanted to add that the shirt is gorgeous, though! And the shape is very flattering for your figure. I love the thought of buttons down the back, too!
Post # 13
I agree the top just really doesn’t flow with the bottom of your dress. I like the pp with the pic of sleeves and belt
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
Can I ask why you need more coverage? Because if it’s a matter of personal modesty there may be some solutions that aren’t workable if it’s a religious belief or something along those lines. I don’t want to suggest something that won’t be helpful.
Post # 15
@lox: Yes it is because of religious/personal beliefs.
@Amaryllis: I had originally wanted something similar to these that you have posted.
To make a long story short, I wanted something more modest so I had the top redone. My seamstress sketched something out and then remade the top. The final product, although it looked similar to the dress, was poor in execution. She was not willing to really change it up much since it was similar to the sketch without charging me extra, so we settled on this type of top.
I have posted the original dress on WB before, I haven’t posted it here because it is completely out of the picture now, and now I am trying to figure out where I should go from here..
Should I suck it up? Try more alterations with someone else?
Post # 16
@7SEVENJ9: I really like the edited version that you posted.
@loveispatient54: Can you post a pic of how the dress used to look?