Leave the dress A line, or alter to a slim fit?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Leave the dress A line, or alter to a slimmer fit?
    Leave the dress a-line : (19 votes)
    20 %
    Alter to a slimmer fit : (78 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I like slimmer fit. It’d be cute if it flared out a little bit on the bottom the way you’re holding it in the picture.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    10856 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Soontobe_MrsT: Slimmer fit! With a flare at the bottom, it would suit the dress and you.

    Post # 5
    Member
    41 posts
    Newbee

    @Soontobe_MrsT:  

    Nice dress… I think if you are to alter it, could it be altered so that it gives more shape to your figure? You’ve got a nice waistline – and the dress could curve in with that.

    If the dress can’t be altered to do that, I think it still gives you some shape in the style that it is

    Post # 7
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think the a-line gives you more of an hourglass shape that you lose with the slimmer fit but it looks like I’m in the minority. 

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    10856 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Soontobe_MrsT: I kinda see what you mean but think the slimmer fit will give you more an hourglass shape if the material at the bottom can be left to give a definite flare.

    Post # 9
    Member
    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    definitely the slim fit! It totally changes the look of the dress and makes you look 10 pounds lighter!!!!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I really like the look of this dress when it’s slim fit. You have a nice figure, and the slim fit really helps to show that. I would go with the slim fit!

    Beautiful dress!

    Post # 11
    Member
    16 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    i like the a-line too- have you tried it with a crinoline slip underneath? it made a world of a difference with my dress!!

    Post # 12
    Member
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i think i like it a bit slimmer.  it’s a beautiful dress.

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    30305 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I do like it with the slimmer fit and second the thought of trying a crinoline slip underneath!

    Post # 14
    Member
    10986 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think you’ll be fine with altering the neckline to be a sweetheart. However, I would not attempt to alter the skirt. I think the A-line does exactly what your gut instincts are telling you — it makes your waist look smaller, and it provides more contrast. I also would be concerned that those very narrow tiers that overlay your dress would pucker and not provide as smooth of a silhouette as the original A-line. This has nothing to do with your figure but with the original design of this gown. I think there is a reason the designer did not make this dress to be a fit-and-flare.

    Post # 15
    Member
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The top seems poorly fit/baggy. If that were properly fitted, I think A-line looks more bridal, since that dress is already on the less-formal side.

    Post # 16
    Member
    2153 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like it more fitted. I did the same thing to mine.

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