Post # 1
I just purchased a wedding dress I am in love with! It is a sweet heart neckline and the dress is made of layered tulle.
My issue is I am chesty (36 D) and now that I look back at photos I am afraid I am showing to much BOOBAGE!
My question is: is it possible for a seamstress to turn a sweetheart neckline into a straight across neckline, or even add fabric from the hem I am getting to the top and make the cups bigger and the sweetheart not so drastic.
I need more coverage and support, but love the dress over all! Please HELP What options do I have at this point?
Post # 3
@bballou: I would add NOTHING. You look so fabulous!!! I don’t think you are showing too much of anything. The dress still covers your entire chest while showing that you have a TO DIE FOR rack. I think adding anything will take away. You look classy in the dress.
Post # 4
@bballou: I think you look SO BEAUTIFUL!
I am a 36F and I also don’t want to look like Mrs. Busty on my wedding day.
I’m concerned that the cups don’t come up high enough for you. I’m concerned how it would move when you are seated. If the cups were up a bit higher or if there was a “faux” sweetheart you might be more comfortable.
Don’t get me wrong you look like a million bucks but I think your instincts about more coverage are spot on.
Post # 5
Randy from SYTTD was on a Canadian morning talk show this week, and said most bridal gowns are made as a B cup. He said “Boobs are great for getting the guy, not so much for getting the gown.” I had a good laugh at that.
In your dress it does look like the bust area isn’t big enough for you, not necessarily too much cleavage. Some designers will alter the bust line and add to it when you order (like adding more length) but I’m not sure how common that is. Once you receive a dress that has already been made I’m not sure how much they can alter it to accomodate a bigger bust.
That said, it certainly doesn’t look obscene or anything, so it might just be a few tweaks in the fittings to get it to fit properly.
Post # 6
Its a beautiful dress, and you look stunning in it! If you feel uncomfortable CHANGE it! I personally think its beautiful the way it is, but lets be real, its all about how you feel in it.
Post # 7
It’s helpfull to know I am not crazy. This picture shows a little more cleavage. I agree on how high teh cups are.
Does anyone know how easy to do with alterations?
I keep seeing posts about making necklines into sweethearts, but nothing about altering sweethearts into another neckline.
Post # 8
@bballou: Is there any chance you’re wearing a strapless bra in that picture? Putting a bra under your gown will definitely emphasize your cleavage. If you ditch the bra and have your seamstress put in cups and boning, you can get the same support with less “up and out”. Ignore this whole thing if you’re not wearing a bra!
I think your cleavage is fine, for the record, but I also prefer to be slightly more covered, so I understand your concerns!
Post # 9
Beautiful dress, but, yes…too much cleavage in my opinion. I’m sure a seamstress can add a little something there to cover you up a bit.
Post # 10
There was a thread on here not too long ago with a bee who had a dress similar to yours and they added extra fabric to the bust area and it looked really nice!
Post # 11
It kind of just looks too small in the bust for you. I’m confused; the salesperson who measured you should have gotten all of your measurements and ordered to your largest one (definitely assuming boobs in this case.) Have you put on weight since you bought the gown?
I can’t tell if that’s David’s in the background, but if it is, maybe you can exchange for a bigger size and then just get the hips and waist altered down. It looks great on you everywhere else…
Post # 12
@jdhall89: I am wearing a bra! I didn’t even think about that option! Thansk
Post # 13
@EffieTrinket: They sold me the one I tried on. Yes it was David’s. While I was there I didn’t even think about it becasue I was caught up in the moment and the dress. I litterally bought this dress Monday! So boo to the sales people and my bridesmaids! Everyone had me convienced I looked amazing!
I will call them and see if I can do that! Thanks!
Post # 14
@jdhall89: +1 on the strapless bra
Your best bet is to buy the dress a size up, and get it altered to fit you!
Post # 15
@bballou: I went shopping with a girlfriend who looks like she’s about the same size as you, and it made a world of difference!
Post # 16
@bballou: You look gorgeous and should not change the dress. You just need a different bra. Either go braless and have cups put in your gown, or buy a cheap strapless that is NOT padded or a push up.