Post # 1
Alright, Bees. With 30 days left til the big day I’m having a MAJOR freakout about my dress. Please tell me if I’m just having a psychotic break from all the wedding stress and need to get over myself or if my concerns are legit. If they’re legit, what should I do?
Issue 1 – What the WHAT is up with the lower belly portion of the dress? Is it too tight in the hips? What should I have them do to make it lay flat? Will moving the belt up a little higher help? Do I just need to lay off the cookies and wine?
Issue 2 – Is the top too tight? I feel like I look like a sausage! Does anyone else see the fabric pulling like it’s too tight across my ribcage? Am I just losing my mind?
Issue 3 – The top piece of the bust (right at the neckline) is wrinkly. You can see the cups he put in the dress. He’s putting facing in the bust to make it lay flat but he said he cant’ guarantee it’ll fix it. Any other suggestions on what to do?
Post # 3
Issue 1: I it’s just a combination of the silhouette of the dress and the fabric it’s made out of. I don’t think there’s anything you can do to fix that. Not that it needs fixing, though. A lot of brides with sheath and mermaid style dresses want their dresses to be painted on. But you can’t have that! That’s just how fabric is. It wrinkles in the places that your body bends (like where your legs meet your torso). You’ve gotta walk, right?
Issue 2: I think the fit on top is good. I don’t see any armpit or back fat hanging over the edge and you want it to be tight on your ribcage so it stays up.
Issue 3: This is the only problem you have that’s legit. 😉 The best way to fix this is to fill out the top completely. Maybe you need another set of bra cups in there?? Or push up cups? When I’m steaming a wedding dress, I stuff the boobs with lot’s of tissue paper until the fabric is taut.
Post # 4
I second what PP said about lower belly wrinkling. My mermaid gown did the same thing and I’ve seen numerous posts from girls freaking out over same issue . My seamstress told me that it’s impossible to not have wrinkles or whatever you want to call them, in that area with mermaid style dresses. Even if you somehow didn’t have a wrinkle, after you sit down for even a few minutes you’d have some anyway, dont worry you look great !
i see the area (right between the girls ) in pic 2 about the wrinkled fabric. It doesn’t look too tight to me and I don’t see the cups like you mentioned. To me it looks like the fabric isn’t ‘rigid’ enough, causing it to not stand up making a wrinkle. Not sure what can be done about it but ask your seamstress to fix it for you. Otherwise you look amazing and honestly the breast area wrinkle is barely noticeable , only saw it since I scrutinized the pics so that I could respond.
Post # 5
Thank you guys so much!
Does anyone else have any experience/advice around the wrinkling with mermaid/sheath dresses?