Post # 1
Please look at this dress and tell me if rouching (sp?) and straps can be added? I want to bling it up a little and I know that rouching around the waist makes for a smaller looking waist. Yes? http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-Pick-up-Ball-Gown-with-Sash-9BR1010
Post # 3
Straps would be fine on the dress, not a problem at all. Are you thinking ruching across the waist, where the ruching wrinkles are horizontal? If so, I think that would be lovely either done onto the sash that’s already there, or in place of it. I’m a sucker for ruching 🙂 You might want to play around with the thickness of the ruched portion to make sure it doesn’t compete too much with the pickups, but I’m sure it will looks very nice!
Post # 4
I thought rouching took a lot of fabric. So they may not be able to do it. But who knows, ask your seamstreass. It would be very pretty with those changes though! Great dress 🙂