Post # 1
Hi! I was recently shopping at Davids Bridal and tried on Oleg Cassini CGW365, I loved it, but felt claustraphobic with the halter top. My sales girl told me that you can have it altered to be a sweetheart top, but that DB wont do it b/c of copyright laws.
has anyone altered their dress this way? how did it look/fit? How much did the alterations cost? Do you have pics?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2012 - Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom
@krobie24: Hi Krobie! I am not a seamstress or anything but I did try on this dress (one of my favorites). It may be difficult to keep enough structure in the dress to make the bust stay in place, but a good seamstress may be able to put boning in or find another way to make it stay up.
Post # 4
@krobie24: Do you have a picture of your gown? I tried to google it with no luck. I’m altering my gown to a sweetheart. It’s an Allure 8824. It cost $200 for the alteration and it is being done by the designer. I haven’t got it back yet. I think sweethearts look nice on any dress, especially given the huge trend with them. I have had some regret on my sweetheart alteration-wondering if the fit will be the same, if it will be too revealing on my bust, etc etc. So, I don’t really have any good advice, except to think it over a lot before you decide. Here is my gown:
Post # 5
I posted the wrong number, it is Oleg Cassini CWG365! Thank you for posting your pics and for giving me advice with a seamstress cost! your gown looks beautiful!
Post # 6
@krobie24: Oh, that’s the dress I’ll be wearing! Honestly, it’s such a heavy dress, I’d be afraid to take off the halter straps! lol. You also have to take into account all that beading and detail work on the dress. That will make things more complicated, time consuming, and expensive. I believe there is already boning in the dress. I had a long line bra that I was going to wear, but I find it’s much more comfortable and flattering when I go without a bra.
Post # 7
I just bought this dress (cwg365) and I was thinking about altering the top to a sweetheart strapless. Has anyone done this? Any pictures? Krobie24, did you end up looking into this more?
thanks so much!!