I got my wedding dress altered and now I don't like it!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

to be honest I had to look at it a few times before realizing the differences.

I think it looks great! I like it better now (on the right… right?) than with the teensy layers on the left at the angle.

Post # 4
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Birdiebaby4:  I think it is absolutely gorgeous! I love the belt with it and I love the fit and flaire look. Its really flattering!! 

Post # 5
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

Birdiebaby4:  I actually prefer the assymetrical hemline. What about having some of the ruffles removed so it’s less voluminous?

I think it looks good as is TBH. No one is going to be looking at the skirt. They will be looking at your bombshell figure!

Post # 6
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have to agree i do really like it, but I can tell you don’t, and that’s what’s important. I can see how it is poofier then in the before pictures. Have you added any extra material on it or had it steamed recently?

Post # 7
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I prefer the before as well, the after isn’t bad just very common 

Post # 8
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Birdiebaby4:  i love it! i think it is beautiful. I actually do prefer the after pictures better than the before. You look great! stop stressing 🙂 however if it’s really bothering you and will make you unhappy the day of your wedding then maybe your seamstress could figure something out. but i really do think the dress looks stunning

Post # 9
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i like it after pic better… i dont know how to make you fall back inlove with dress… have you figured out all the other details of your look -start thinking bout hair, make up or jewerly so you not focused on dress…  sorry. 


you are gonna look fabulous though

Post # 10
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

I had to look quite a few times too. I see what you are going for but with her taking off that applique and making it straight, it almost looks like she put in a couple extra tiers of tulle. Go to her and tell her what you don’t like. She gets paid to do a service. If the service is not correct, she needs to fix it. I think if she takes out even 1 tier under the top one then press them down a little, it will be like your inspiration pic more. 

It also seems you have lost weight and you lost your curves, hence it looking more straight and more poufy. I think you look better (more womanly) with your curves. 

In all honesty though, at first, I could not even tell a difference other than lighting, until I looked for all the changes you mentioned. A big poufy mess, you are NOT!

Post # 11
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Birdiebaby4:  I think the “after” pictures look great, and truthfully, better than your inspiration picture. I think it’s extremely flattering on you!!

Post # 12
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think it just needs steamed?

Post # 13
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I do like most of the changes you’ve made to the dress, including removing the detail on the bottom, but I do feel like the ruffles are now less controlled than in the original form.  Personally, I prefer “calmer” ruffles, but I don’t think the dress looks bad. Maybe the seamstress could put a small stitch in the top level of layers to calm that layer down a bit?

I must say that I had to look closely to see what changes were actually made.  Your guests won’t notice!

Post # 14
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I feel like there are more, shorter ruffles now than there were previously. I can’t tell if it is just the camera angle or not though. Was that part of what you asked for?

I would say you might want to consider removing a ruffle or two to get a less “poofy” shape to the bottom. Or just steam the heck out of the bottom to get it to lay a bit more like it lays in the first photo.

Post # 15
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Something is off about the bottom – maybe it needs to be steamed? There were distinct layers before, and now it doesn’t have that.

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