Post # 1
Bees! I am freaking out. I love my dress but the seamstress had to cut A LOT of the fabric out of the side to make the dress fit my chest, and now I’m feeling like I look naked and weird from the side! It also doesn’t hug my lower back, so it makes me look bigger than I am.
My wedding’s only about 6 weeks away so I don’t know what I would do to fix it, or if I would even have time. I’m also not sure if this is a legitimate concern or just heightened pre-wedding insecurity. Advice please!!
Post # 3
@CandieC88: no good advise, but it doesn’t look terrible. I can see what you are saying about the side view. I would be upset too.
Post # 4
Maybe your seamstress could add a bit of tulle to match the bottom of the dress where that dip in the side is (it could go from the highest part on the side of your bust and taper down, meeting at the buttons)? Seems like that would be a fairly simple change and might help you feel better about the side of the dress. The dress definitely still looks gorgeous on you from the front though and I don’t see anything making you look bigger than you are – you look great in that dress!
Post # 5
I think it looks gorgeous! I understand why you’d feel naked though cause you’d be used to feeling fabric with your arm, on the side of your chest going onto the back. But like I said I think it looks gorgeous.
Post # 6
I think it actually looks like it’s supposed to be that way and it isn’t awful. I do like a lowback dress.
Post # 7
I see what you’re saying. From the side it does look a little big, but from the front it looks great. I wonder if there is anything she can do to soften the dip from your bust to the back.
Post # 8
The line from the back to the cup is very odd. :-/ not sure if someone could help it with a sheer panel
Post # 10
I think adding tulle to line up the top of the cup to the back would be a great idea. She can gather it to make it more opaque. She did cut a LOT off but it still looks bridal.
Post # 11
Yes, have her use a sheer fabric on a slant to fill in the space where the cup is cut towards the lower back… In a shape like this (but obviously a different spot on the dress):
Post # 12
I like the solution of the poster above me. I did not notice it in the photo AT ALL before scrolling your picture back up and reading your description. I think it’s fine.
Post # 13
As long as it feels solid and not like it’s going to fall or move I think it’s great!
I think it looks extremely well fitted, your back looks great in the mirror, lovely and sexy and feminine, not at all “big”.
I think you can totally rock it! It’s sexy in a hidden sort of way because under the arms is not going to be seen that often, just glimpses here or there.
Post # 14
@allyouneedislove: I agree. I’m not sure why the seamstress thought a right angle was a good idea. But I think a small curved panel could not only make you feel less uncomfortable, but if it matches the bottom of the dress, it will look intentional and beautiful (like a special detail)
Post # 15
@CandieC88: I think the cut is odd too. i like the idea of adding tulle or maybe lace. Sorry! Remember to relax, everything is going to work out, and you’re going to be a beautiful bride :).
keep us posted.
Post # 16
@CandieC88: IMO, the seamstress got LAZY and only cut from the side seams, so when she reattached them, the back part was already down to a pretty low angle. A good seamstress would have taken fabric from all the seams (including front/back)…basically deconstructing the dress and putting it back together again proportionally. IF you let them do more work, you should make sure they are not taking shortcuts. But if I were you, I would demand your money back and go to someone else to fix it.