Post # 1
I was wondering if it is possible to remove the bones from my wedding dress. It is a strapless lace-up back, with 4 bones. I also have bones in my bustier, and it’s just too much all together.. I can hardly breathe when I sit down, let alone eat! I don’t have the option of going with a strapless bra due to the size of my bust.
I am thinking also that the bones in the dress actually make a flatter line from my bust to my waist (i.e. not as figure flattering as I would like) because they do not follow the curve of my bust. I have a much larger cup size than the dress came in (G).
Also, if I left in the bones in the back of the dress, and just removed the front ones, would this help keep it from slipping?
Please let me know what you think. Thanks.
Post # 3
I don’t see why they couldn’t be removed. It could probably be done by a qualified seamstress. I’m not sure if the dress would stay up on its own or not but you can always use some fashion tape to keep it attached.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t take out the boning in the dress because it does keep up the bodice and gives you that hourglass. Here’s my suggestion:
Check out Figleaves.com. My gf is a G and she has a strapless from there. I wore a Panache strapless. Purchase several different brands(I did) and see which one will work the best and then have your seamstress tack the bra in.
Post # 5
I don’t think fashion tape will hold the dress up.. it is VERY heavy.
Post # 6
I know someone whoh took boning out of a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress so I know that it can be done, but it made the dress more flat looking if that makes sense where as the boning makes the dress hold its shape more.
Post # 7
the boning gives the dress shape , if i was you i would skip the bustier if wearing both would be too much…
i have boning and cups in my dress and i wont need anything underneath…..is this something that you could do? i think it would be very uncomfortable with both.
Post # 8
@anne B: The cups in the dress are too small, which means we are going to have to do some major reconstruction anyway.
After trying the dress on again and sitting down, I think that part of the problem is also the length of the bones. they go down to my hips, which are ample, and then shifts to sit abive my hips when I sit down.
Obviously I will work with the seamstress on this issue (who also happens to me my mother-in-law-to-be). Thanks for all the thoughts.