Post # 1
I joined weddingbee today just to ask this question, so you know I mean serious business, ha.
I got engaged last August, and tried on dresses at two places before finding and buying this dress by Morilee. (Morilee 5172 if anyone is wondering).
I hadn’t seen it for 7 months until it finally arrived. When I picked it up and tried it on, I was a little bewildered. It is SO MUCH DRESS. The bottom picture, as you can probably tell, was taken at the bridal salon. I was standing on a pedestal, so the dress was falling much nicer than it did when I tried it on at home.
I’m only 5 feet tall, and I’m seriously wondering what I got myself into!! The top two pics are the dress once I got it home. In the top picture, I’m holding the top in at the sides to show sort of what it will look like once altered, the second is just the dress in all of its huge glory.
I don’t know about this dress, guys. I wanted something simple. I THOUGHT this dress was simple, but look at it! I’m getting married in a backyard, and I just feel that this dress is way too much.
I plan on having it altered (if I keep it) to obvioulsy be much tighter on top, and to be small in general. Removing one of the thick , shaping layers under the tulle will help it slim down…. but do you guys think this dress is salvagable?
I weigh 120 lbs and this is a size 8. It’s way too big. How much can altering help this? Do you guys think this is the right dress for me? Or should I just figure out a plan B? I do think the dress is pretty, but can it be altered to fit me in a way that doesn’t look so ridiculous?
I would appreciate any advice or opinions!!!!
Thanks so much
Post # 2
I think it looks really beautiful on you and am sure once it is altered to fit you then you will fall in love with it again!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY
haapii: I’m no seamstress, but the dress is beautiful and I think you can rock it! If you have it taken in and shortened you should be okay. I think something flowy like that would look beautiful for a backyard wedding.
Post # 4
I’m 4’11”, so I totally understand the “my-dress-is-swallowing-me-alive” feeling. I love your dress and think that alterations will help immensely. It feels gimongo right now because the fabric length is pooling at your feet, but once you get it hemmed, it should feel a lot better. Then you can decide whether to remove a layer or two of tulle. I would also recommend keeping accessories to a minimum to avoid being overwhelmed by your outfit.
Post # 5
Once you have it altered for your height and it fits at the top you should be fine. If you still feel its too much you can remove some layers to tulle to tone it down. It shoudl look like it did when you are were on the pedastal once it’s all altered. beautiful dress btw!
Post # 6
Its really beautiful on you. you look like a real princess !!
Post # 7
I think you just need to hem it or go for huge heels. It’ll look as beautiful as it did in the shop. It is beautiful on you!
Post # 8
I don’t have much to add but for what it’s worth, my reaction was that it looks freaking gorgeous on you! I think you can make it work!
Post # 9
haapii: I think (besides the fact that you said it needs to be altered to fit), it looks perfect! It doesn’t need to “salvaged”!
Post # 10
I think it looks great! The only thing I would make sure that they alter is the cup/boob area. You don’t just want it pulled tight to fit, or it will look disporportionate. The one you tried on isn’t just better fitted in your chest area, but it is porportionate to your structure, does that make sense?
Post # 12
Noooo it’s beautiful!! I think it will look amazing on you once it’s altered. It just needs to be hemmed so it doesn’t puddle on the bottom IMO.
Post # 13
It’s beautiful! All dresses look kind of goofy if they don’t fit well, at least that’s what I’ve noticed when I try them on! Get it altered to fit you properly, I’ll bet you that you will love it 🙂 It is definitely a stunning gown!
Post # 14
Wow I LOVE it. Gorgeous and so so so flattering.
Post # 15
haapii: that dress is gorgeous!!!! OMG! I know after you haven’t seen it forever it is strange to see it again but you areseriously beautiful in it. It is flowy and a bit whimsical – perfect for a garden wedding!!