Post # 1
I started my dress alterations and do not feel comfortable with how it fits. It seems a little loose on me and seems to sit low on me. I feel like I need to keep pulling it up. I guess the style of the dress is part to blame since it has more of an empire waist so that makes it also heavier at the bottom.
Because of the detailing on the dress it makes it difficult to alter without ruining the beading and look of the dress. She said she really can’t take it in at the waist anymore because it will be too tight (I can’t remember the word to describe when the fabric starts to pull).
I don’t want to be pulling my dress up all night so I am thinking of having spaghetti straps added but tucking them in during the ceremony and using them for the reception if it is bothering me. I really don’t want to do that but it is better than pulling my dress up all night…. She said she can also ad an elastic “seatbelt” to the dress, which really wouldn’t help hold the dress up but would make it feel a little more secure.
I have attached photos of the dress. Does anybody have any tips or suggestions? I would really appreciate any advice anybody has!! [attachment=300903,36505] [attachment=300903,36506] [attachment=300903,36507] [attachment=300903,36508]
Post # 3
The pictures don’t show.
I suggest, if you trust your seemstress, that you work with her to try to find the best solution. Ultimately you just want to be happy with it.
Post # 4
I can’t see any pics, but I definitely understand your frustration. Are you wearing a strapless bra? I think double-sided fashion tape could be a real help in this situation. It could help keep things in place, although I don’t think your idea of the straps are a bad idea either! GL!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Attach some pics, please! I’m sorta having similar issues getting my dress to fit properly at my fittings, and it’s very frustrating!
Post # 6
Sorry – my picture sizes were too big and couldn’t attach so I had to make them smaller first!!
Post # 7
First all, I think you and the dress are gorgeous! Designer? Style #?
I think the seat belt idea is good. We tried on some BM dresses this past weekend that had a snap and elastic halfway up and I could definitely see how that would add extra support. I think adding the strap could also help. A lot of the dresses I have tried on have optionals straps that you attached with snaps. Maybe your seamstress could add the straps with the snaps so its easy to put on and take off without having to worry about straps coming out its “hidden”spot?
Post # 8
First of all, your dress is very pretty!
Second, I had a bunch of problems with my dress fitting correctly and had a lot of problems with my seamstress, who said that she couldn’t take my dress in because of the detailing/beading. It was like yours, I felt like I had to keep pulling it up. I had her put in the “seat belt” thing and it definitely did help. For whatever reason, cinching the middle of the dress helped the top not fall down as much. That didn’t solve all my problems, but hopefully it will help with your dress.
Post # 9
Adding a bustier or boning would help keep the dress in place. The bustier would fit you very tightly and be connected to the dress just at the top seam. This holds the dress in place, but since the two are only connected at the top, you won’t get that pulling on the fabric. The only problem with this would be that it might be a lot of work for the seamstress and it might be expensive for you.
Post # 10
Does it look like it is sitting too low on me or not fitting properly? The picture you can see the dress the best in is of course not showing (at least on my computer) – it is attachment 5 which the file name ends in 59.
Post # 11
Does not look to low
With that said, daughter’s dress is a similar style, at the bridal shop we bought a good bustier and it totally made the dress “fit” nicer. Try that first.
OR go to another seamstress you might feel more comfortable with
It looks beautiful. Maybe it is because you don’t usually walk around in strapless gowns you are feeling this.
Post # 12
I went in for another fitting this afternoon. The dress still does not fit comfortable. I tried a longline bra hoping that would work but it doesn’t. The dress is just heavy and pulling down. It is not the fit I wanted and I guess I thought the alterations would make it fit better but it didn’t.
I think in the next few days I am going to go to a store where I can try to find something to buy off the rack. I want to find a comfortable dress that is not heavy and does not have much of a train.
Hopefully I can find one and I can wear my original dress for the ceremony and then the second one for the reception.
My wedding is less than 3 weeks away so I will be cutting it really close….if I can even find something that has a close enough fit that I like. Sigh. I just needed tolet my feelings out I guess.
Post # 13
It doesn’t look bad in pictures, but I think it would look STUNNING with lace cap sleeves, if you need to go the strap/sleeve route.