(Closed) My Dress!!! I'd love your suggestions …

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I alter the dress' neckline?
    Yes : (21 votes)
    25 %
    No : (62 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It looks nice altered, go for it!  I don’t think a seamstress will mess it up.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    Poll? It’s a hard decision but I love it as is.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I like it much more the way it is, looks great on you!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    It’s totally up to you, of course, but I would keep it as is. I think the top is what makes this dress.  Once you alter the neckline, it looks like a lot of other dresses.  I’m sure it would look beautiful altered but I feel it kind of loses something.  I don’t think it’s matronly at all with the low V.

    Do YOU like the original neckline?

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The way it’s right now, I think it’s a little more special than if you were to make it into a strapless dress. Also, you don’t want to have to deal with parental drama for your wedding and those shoulder straps will look nicer than any jacket you might find to cover up.

     

    Why don’t you get a strapless dress for your honeymoon!

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I normally prefer strapless but the dress is beautiful the way it is!  I think what it comes down to is what makes you feel the most confident.  I think you should follow your heart and pick the style that you envision yourself walking down the aisle in.  The strapless version just shows your shoulders, I mean you dont have cleavage hanging out of it, maybe you could talk to your parents and reason with them a little?  But the dress as-is is simply stunning.  🙂

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee

    Personally, I like the elegant look of the straps as they are (I’ve been eyeing up this dress for my own wedding, so I’m a little biased).  But if that’s not the look you’re going for, I think a seamstress could provide some great input on converting the dress to strapless.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Leave it! Buy a strapless dress to wear for your hubby on your honeymoon : )

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I say alter the back maybe into a deep V and maybe the front a bit. Strapless looks great too! It is your day and if you want to show some skin, go for it! you are a grown woman getting married and you do not want to be regretting not being “flirty” like you said you want to feel:) I understand the whole not wanting to upset the parents but they all had their time to choose what they wanted I think. Now it’s yours!

    I am thinking on altering mine bc FI loved me in a old dress I didn’t end up keeping. But he absolutely loved it on me. Also, I love the material and fit of mine, the strapless version was blah to me. I have the one shoulder VW from DB!:)  I do love strapless! LOL

    Post # 14
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Obviously the most important question is what option YOU feel most beautiful with. You definitely want to feel like a million bucks on your day.

    My opinion is swayed towards the strapless. This is YOUR day, but at the same time, if FI never gets to see you in anything strapless and this will be a treat for him, go for it! Make this day special for him! But at the same time, I bet he will think you look breath-taking either way. And can I just say, you rock that dress WAY better than the model! You should show off those shoulders!

    And as far as the church cover-up, find something cheap that will do the trick. You will probably only be wearing it for 30 minutes so who cares!

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted yes. Get a pretty bolero for church, then have your stunning strapless gown for the reception. Best of both worlds!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee

    Your FI will love you in whatever you are in that day. I say keep it the way it is. It looks more unique that way.

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