Show what you've changed about your dress!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: I added to my dress..
    Sleeves : (10 votes)
    14 %
    Lace accents : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Different Neckline : (20 votes)
    28 %
    Hem, Train, Length : (24 votes)
    33 %
    Other, tell me about it! : (15 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Just shortened it, and just the front, actually. No sense in shortening the train, too, so we just shortened the front and tapered the sides toward the train.

    Post # 5
    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013


    I changed the neckline to a sweetheart 🙂



    Post # 6
    1174 posts
    Bumble bee

    @mrsbordoni:  Although I absolutely love my dress, I thought of a few things that could make it even better. I have my alterations appointment tomorrow so we’ll see how it goes! Here is what I’m asking for:

     – needs to be taken in

    – needs to be shortened

    – I want to make the back go into a V shape as opposed to straigh across

    – Like you, I like the idea of sleeves so I have a lace bolero for the ceremony. I’ll be asking her to add hooks inside the bust line to make it stay in place

    – Bustle for the train

    – Adding a rhinestone applique to jazz it up a little (but still tasteful and classic)

    Post # 9
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Hi Bees,


    I changed alot!

    At 1st, my dress was a halter… which I wanted changed to strapless.


    2nd, I needed to add length to the gown b/c I am tall, and although I loved the fit of the gown, it was a little short.


    3rd, I asked the alterations person to make the dress convertible.

    It was a process, but SOOOO worth it when I see the pictures.



    Post # 10
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Commenting to follow!

    Post # 11
    1422 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @magglemay-2013:  I love the sweetheart on you, it really flatters your figure!

    @scqt13:  The strappless looks so great, and the convertible is really fun 🙂

    I took out the satin under train, so that the lace train could be seen better and so that it wouldn’t be so heavy in all of our Hawaii heat.



    Post # 12
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My dress was completely customizable through the designer, but I ended up loving EVERYTHING about the runway piece I tried on.  The only thing I changed was the length, I asked for an overly long hem to hollow so I could wear my 5 + inch heels I had my heart set on.

    Here is an example of how the dress is customizable.  This bridal salon had the dress made with pearl buttons, whereas mine has austrian crystals in the shape of little flowers down the back.

    Post # 13
    2338 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @scqt13:  Wow, you should be a fashion designer.  I saw your first dress and thought ‘hmm that’s pretty,” and then after you got your hands on it “whoa that’s beautiful!”  You have a great eye, I’d have never thought to change that dress to strapless but it’s so much prettier that way and you look gorgeous on your wedding day 🙂

    Post # 14
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @scqt13:  that is a gorgeous dress ! Who is it by ?

    Post # 15
    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I feel in love with everything about my dress, except that it was strapless. I ended up having them change the bust to that of another dress. I also ordered it hollow to hem. It was totally worth it. I can’t wait until the alterations are complete, and it fits me just right 🙂

    Original Dress:

    My Dress (pre-alterations):

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