Help trying to explain dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i would have to agree with the dressmaker, that first dress hits the model right on her waist so it is not empire line.  You might want a very slightly dropped waist?

Post # 5
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Both dresses you posted are considered “natural waist”

Post # 6
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014



I tried on that dress- it actually hits at the natural waist line. One option is for you to measure from the point of the bust cup (top of each sweetheart peak) to your waist, and then tell them you want the bodice to be that length? On the picture, draw a line from the sweetheart peak to the waist and say, “I want this part to be xx inches long.” 

Post # 8
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Starletise:  if you’re worried about how to get your point across, the best way is to draw a picture of what you want. Open the image in a simple image editing program, and draw over the image where you want the sash to go. That will help them know exactly what you’re looking for 🙂

Post # 9
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, I think you need to say that you want a longer bodice. I agree with providing them with measurements. I am failry tall and I had a huge problem finding a dress with an appropriate length bodice. Most of them were meant to be a natural waist, but they hit me and inch or two above my waist, which throws off the whole look.

Post # 10
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

You might tell them you don’t want an empire waist, but a natural waist, so to lengthen the torso and adjust the rest rest accordingly.

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