HELP!!! Dressilyme sent PICS of final dress – COMMENTS?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

i would guess they have mannequins in different sizes…or maybe they pinned it on the opposite side to what they were photographing…if that’s the case, the pulling would explain the zipper.

the zipper is really the only thing i noticed…i think it looks really nice! the shape is def not mermaid…i think with the slightly dropped waist and flared skirt they call it “fit and flare”.

Post # 4
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

The dress looks great!  It is on a size 12 mannequin and it is a darler shade than the dress behind it. The zipper could look like it is pulling if the mannequin is one that has no hips adjustment made on it, just the bust and waist measurements. Hope your dress is fine when you get it.

Post # 5
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MsquareM:  It is hard to judge the size of a dress from a picture. On the front view I agree that it doesn’t look a size 12 but when I see the back it does look like it is probably a size 12 – very hard to tell. 

For the cut I feel it is much more A-line than it is mermaid. Since the bottom seems to start coming outwards at your waste it really doesn’t seem the slightest bit mermaid like to me – it is probably just the way that the puffed it out when they put it on the manequin. 

The middle part of the lace at the top looks as if it is slightly folded underneath itself which makes it look like it is lopsided but since the rest around seems fine it is probably just an oversight when taking the pictures.

I also suspect that your concern with the train is also just a result of how they fluffed it up before taking the picture. The zipper is likely just a result of the shape of the manequin as I think these people would at least ensure the zipper was installed straight.

I also find some people have different opinions on “ivory”. My wedding dress is an ivory and someone told me that it wasn’t ivory because of how bright it was (it clearly isn’t white though) and showed me a champagne color instead – which clearly wasn’t ivory to me. 

To me you seem to have nothing to worry about. You’ll never know until you get to see it in person and try it on. If it doesn’t work out you can always sell it as it is a lovely dress!

Post # 6
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MsquareM:  I just wanted to point out that in your second picture you can see the “12” on the mannequin’s neck, so it’s a size 12 mannequin (you can also see your measurements written in pencil below if you want to double check).

A lot of times you can only tell a dress is ivory if you hold white material up to it. Otherwise it looks pretty white if you have nothing to compare it to.

In the model picture the train looks like it has a small bustle, you could add that after with a single hook or button that bustles 6-8 inches of fabric, or you could ask them to do it now.


Post # 11
1881 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Looks great! The only thing I noticed is that the “flare-out” looks uneven. You can particularly tell in the back. When looking at the puics of the back of the dress, it looks like it starts to poof out at a higher place on the left then on the right.

Post # 12
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsquareM:  just a quick FYI, some designers will list ‘a-line’ and lump those dresses together with ‘modified a-line’. my dress was also classified as a-line by allure but was definitely more on the trumpet-y side:

Post # 13
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MsquareM:  the dress looks great – they’ve done a good job compared to the original pictures! i think it only needs a few more alterations and you should be happy with it 🙂 to my eyes it looks like a light ivory and in an a-line (not a mermaid cut). what alterations were you thinking of getting them to make?

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