Post # 1
My dress is in and it fits wonderfully. However I have found that I don’t have as much coverage in the “chest” area as I would like. The bridal store told me they could take some of the shawl that came with my dress and add fabric to the neckline to build it up a bit. I had never heard of this. They took a satin belt and tucked it in there just to use for example, granted it would be done much more professionally during alterations, it was helpful to see what it could look like
Picture 1: my dress as is
Picture 2: my dress with satin used to show possible higher neckline
My question is… has any one seen this done? Did anyone have this done? I would love to see pictures to help calm my worried mind. It seems like a pretty big thing to do have done with the wedding only 6 weeks away! (10/05/13)
Post # 3
I think it looks great in picture 2!! Maybe it’s just the photo, but you looks slimmer and taller! You can see the bodice of the dress better as well. You look beautiful!!
Post # 4
I prefer the look of #2. I think in some pictures I look way too “boobie” and should have gone for a larger cup size.
Post # 5
@ohemgeeitscor: +1 I absolutely agree. Something about pic #2 makes you look taller too.
Post # 6
@FutureMrsP1005: I love the second pic
Post # 7
@megz06: The second pic is zoomed in and her shoulders are higher…that’s why she looks taller.
OP: I think this is a great option!
Post # 8
@FutureMrsP1005: Think the added fabric looks great!
Post # 9
@lina010: Agree! Beautiful!
Post # 10
Kudos for modesty! yes, you look great in photo number 2.
Post # 11
The added fabric looks wonderful!
Post # 12
You guys are all really great!
It was hard to try and decide on this when
A) I’ve never seen anything like it before
B) It is quite a big change in my eyes. I do have to say I think it really adds to the dress. I am quite surprised!
I will make sure to post when I get the dress back from alterations so you can see how it all turned out.
Post # 13
@FutureMrsP1005: If you have a good seamstress, anything is possible! My seamstress has blown me away with her talent. She actually took my sash and made it look like part of the dress so I don’t have to tie it around back and interupt the “flow” of my dress. I think #2 looks good, and if it makes you feel more comfortable, do it!
Post # 14
Picture 2, much better! 🙂
Post # 15
Picture 2 looks great! If you didn’t tell me, I would think that’s how the dress comes.
Post # 16
OP, I did actually have my gown manufactured with an inch extra height on the neckline to cover cleavage better. And to be honest, it didn’t make that much of a difference. I can barely tell it is higher and I still have some cleavage. I think to cover like ur photo, it will take substantial altering or addition of a panel like u have done. my opinion is that the dress looks better as is. I was only willing to add one inch to mine so as not to change the overall look and feel of the dress design.