(Closed) Suggestions for dress alterations?? (long and image heavy)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How should I alter this dress?
    Keep it the way it is, it's not too bulky looking : (8 votes)
    80 %
    Try to take in the top of the skirt, but keep it long : (1 votes)
    10 %
    Try to take in the top of the skirt, and make it short : (0 votes)
    (if possible) do a removable full length skirt and hide a tea length skirt underneath : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    No! Don’t change your skirt bottom!!!!!!! It looks so good on you, and it is easy to tell that you are very slender and thin, and that the bottom of the dress just poofs out. You look amazing in it! Plus, I REALLY don’t like the skirt on the other dress, In My Humble Opinion 🙂

    Post # 4
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think the short dress idea is cute for an outdoor wedding. But you are right, once you cut it off, you can’t go back. Is there a way you could make the dress convertible? Like maybe keep the bottom fabric and snap it on for the ceremony or formals pictures, and then take it off for the reception. Or… have some bustles or whatever put in on the front so you can raise the hem that way. I had a dress for my Barbies that kinda worked like that.

    Post # 5
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    that’s a tough question because its a big change! I first want to say that every ball gown widens dramatically in the hips, and I don’t think it makes you look big!

    But if the tea length is what you really want, I think it can be pulled off, if you find a really great seamstress! I’m not sure sure how it would go with the pickups though.

    Post # 6
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it would be a cute idea, but I don’t think it will solve you bulky bottom half (which I’m really seeing by the way). The dress that you have that is short has a dropped waist & the dress from David’s is not. You could maybe have the seamstress pin it up, to maybe get an idea of how it will look before she actually cuts it. I hope it works out for you, because that’s a gorgeous dress!!!

    Post # 7
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love your dress just the way it is!! It doesn’t seem bulky at all.

    Post # 9
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I agree with the removable skirt. A lot of dresses in that style are a two piece top and skirt anyway and it would mean you could use both the full one and a shorter one. You wouldn’t need to keep the second skirt underneath it – it could be something completely separate.

    It could also be possible to bustle it at the front – check out what this bride did to her huge ball gown:


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