Please help hate the wedding dress!!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
311 posts
Helper bee

@janef32:  I def needs to be tailored. Take it to a seamstress and have her bring it in to accentuate your body!

Post # 4
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@nikbee:  yup, just get the top bit fitted


or…seeing you’re stating bohemiam….how does it look without the belt? Or is that fixed?




Post # 5
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@janef32:  Do you have a full length pic?

I agree with PP, it looks like the bodice just needs to be taken in a bit. 

Post # 7
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree with the other ladies, I think it just needs to be brought in the bodice.  The detailing looks gorgeous.

Post # 8
222 posts
Helper bee

Could you try tying the sash just under the bust, and pull/tuck the whole top section tight so it sits tight against you then flows out from the sash, to make it into an empire style? Or does that still make you feel big? 

Post # 10
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

It looks like it just needs to be brought in a bit and lose the sash.  It’s not a complete train wreck.  Just breathe

Post # 11
3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It seems to fit nicely over your shoulders (and the details are gorgeous), it’s just the part under the bust that’s problematic. Definitely too much fabric there, that shouldn’t be difficult for a seamstress to fix. I would also ask her if you could streamline the skirt a little more, just so that you don’t get that balloon effect from your waist down. Also, could you get hold of a wider ribbon? I think this thinner one sort of digs in and make the dress less flattering.

Post # 13
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s a beautiful dress but to be honest, unless it is much more closely tailored, any sort of belt or ribbon is going to have the same effect – too much material randomly gathered up. All that’s needed is the top to be taken in so it is fitted and a proper waistline created and that really shouldn’t be difficult to achieve with the help of a seamstress.

Post # 14
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@janef32:  it is very pretty, don’t freak out, you just need to take a seamstress and have the area under your bust taken in, I can’t see.the rest of the dress so I am asuming its ok. But if you just get the top part more fitted to your body, your dress will be perfect. Please update us. Goodluck

Post # 15
10899 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am a curvy girl, too, and there is no way I could wear that dress as it is either. The issue is all of the gathering. I would take the dress to a professional seamstress and have her completed remake it by removing all of the gathers and designing for you a dress that is tailored specifically to your shape. The lace is beautiful, and I think she could create a beautiful dress for you from all of this pretty fabric.

Post # 16
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@janef32:  go to a tailor/seamstress to get this properly fitted.  no one looks good in an ill-fitted dress.

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