Post # 1
Anyone that can help please please do. I live on an island and have ordered my dress online, so never tried it on. The dress itself is beautiful, I wanted a bohemium floaty dress as it is very hot here and we are getting married on the beach. However, now the dress is here I feel SOOO enormous in it! I am curvy, but it looks ridiculous, I look massive. I don’t know what to do the wedding is 4 weeks away, any suggestions please please please help!!
Post # 3
@janef32: I def needs to be tailored. Take it to a seamstress and have her bring it in to accentuate your body!
Post # 4
@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
@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 # 6
thanks for your replies, without the belt looks even more huge, it’s a ribbon, just don’t know what a tailor would be able to do, or whether they would be able to help in anyway!!
Post # 7
I agree with the other ladies, I think it just needs to be brought in the bodice. The detailing looks gorgeous.
Post # 8
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 # 9
@christoffels: +1. Exactly what I was about to suggest
Post # 10
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
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 # 12
Thank you all for your kind and helpful comments xxx
It does fit perfectly on the top, and the lace is beautiful. It is like you said eocenia, it just has too much fabric going on. I also think a wider ribbon might help, but don’t want it to look tacky?
Post # 13
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
@janef32: it is very pretty, don’t freak out, you just need to take it.to 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
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
@janef32: go to a tailor/seamstress to get this properly fitted. no one looks good in an ill-fitted dress.