- 3 years ago
Thats a drawback to that style of dress. Almost every dress I’ve seen with that silhouette has that bunching.
Not sure if a seamstress can do anything or not.
It may be slightly too tight in the satin (?) underlayer of your dress!
A seamstress or alterationist should be able to let it out for you.
I think your dress is beautiful, BTW!
This is a rarer blurry picture but a more front on shot of the dress without the belt… It’s not as obvious in this picture as it is the other one but it is definitely very obvious in person.. It’s like extra fabric in that area but the dress it’s loose on me at all
Yeah, that’s super common fir that style dress. People want them tight to show off curves but need to be able to sit down and this is often what you end up with. I agree that your best bet is to see if the seamstress can take it out a bit so it flows a bit more.
Thanks guys!!! I was thinking the underneath part was a little too tight also. The bridal shop told me when I ordered it (I tried it on about 8 sizes too big) that once it was my size it would fit better in that area…. I’m going to call a seamstress first thing in the morning. Thanks!
@Plannerbride: Like allyfally said, so many of this style of dress have that same issue! I’m a seamstress and I think what causes it is that it doesn’t fit properly from your waist to your knees. I think the bunching at the belly/hips in your case is because it’s a tiny bit too tight just below your waist, fits decently or even a little loosely along your hips, and then immediately below them on your upper thighs it’s more than a little too tight. It’s bunching because the fabric can’t flow nicely along your figure– it’s getting stuck just under your hips. This happens because dresses get designed on mannequins with proportions that often don’t match those of people! Don’t feel bad. As I’m sure you’re aware, ready-made clothing often isn’t quite the right shape.
It can be fixed! If you get a seamstress who says nothing can be done about it, shop around until you get someone who understands the problem.