Major dress alteration…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I chop?
    Yes, do it! : (13 votes)
    18 %
    Maybe, I'm not 100% sold on the idea : (16 votes)
    22 %
    Heck no! You're crazy, leave it long : (43 votes)
    59 %
    Other, please explain : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I just don’t think the full skirt and the shorter length “go” if that makes any sense.

    Post # 4
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Laurenplusalex:  +1

    Maybe you could try pinning it up first to see how it looks before introducing scissors? 

    Post # 6
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    Most tea length dresses with a corsetlike top I’ve seen poof out at the natural waist. This dress has more of a dropped waist, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work!

    I would maybe go tea-length and then put a waistband around the natural waist.

    Post # 7
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Definitely pin it up first! Make sure you’re 100% committed before you cut.

    But my reception dress was a pretty big ballgown that I cut tea-length! And it was SO much fun to dance in!

    Post # 8
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @misslineman:  My best friend’s sister chopped her tulle ballgown to tea length. It was 100% PERFECT! She wore 4.5″ heels and tied ribbon around them so they sort of looked like ballet laces.

    Post # 10
    46 posts
    • Wedding: September 2014

    If it comes down to it not being able to be chopped, you could always sell it and use the money to buy a more suitable one.

    Post # 12
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @misslineman:  I just Facebook stalked her but can’t find one. I can text her later. Seriously, I am not a fan of tea length, but it looked soooooo cute!

    Post # 13
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    It’s a beautiful dress as is, but if you think it’s inappropriate ( I don’t!) you could try finding a tea length dress of a similar shilouette and see what it looks like on you. I don’t think pinning it will give you a true indication, there is way too much fabric.

    Post # 14
    479 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @misslineman:  There is a bee who was photoshopping dresses for people. I don’t know if she could photoshop legs under your cut-off dress lol, but maybe like MsMeow said, you can pin it first to see exactly what you would be getting?

    I think it could work though.

    Post # 15
    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think chopping it would def work!!! you’d look like a 1950s bride! Love it! May I suggest as well wedges if you’re doing it in the backyard. That way you won’t sink in the grass!

    Post # 16
    31 posts

    What about wearing this for the ceremony and finding a cute, inexpensive casual white dress fir the reception? It may be cheaper than alterations. 

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