Post # 1
One day I love my dress, the next I seriously regret it. I don’t have proper pictures of the dress on me. My mom took a close up, and then I got out of the dress and realized I needed to put it back on to be sure, well I didn’t get bustled correctly so the dress wasn’t as fitted (as seen in 2nd photo) as it should have been.
But heres the reason for the post, I’m wondering if my alteration dreams are completely ridiculous? I’ve been seeing a style dress on some ladies here that is tighter through the hips then it flares after that, am I ridiculous for thinking it can be done to mine to achieve the same look?
heres my dress…
So the type of look im talking about is the picture that follows, not the EXACT look, but the tightness through the hips is what I’m referencing.
Post # 3
I don’t know a lot about alterations, but I think your dress looks gorgeous on you as is!
Post # 4
So your dress is basically an A-line but you want it synched into a drop waist. If your dress zippers in the back, that should be pretty easy for the seamstress to accomplish. That’ll actually look really nice with your dress btw!
Post # 5
@jenbrandner:It’s a corset back, which I LOVE! I can’t figure out what my dress is, I think it must be some modified a-line because it doesn’t flare out where a regular a-line would when it’s bustled correctly.
Post # 6
What about a big crinoline to make the skirt puff out more?
Post # 7
I am actually doing this with my A-line dress too. I always wanted a fit-n-flare dress but fell in love with an A-line with a beautiful burgunday sash and bought it on the spot. Now somewhat regretting not getting the original dress shape I knew I wanted. So I have asked my seamstress to take it in below the sash, right around the hips to make it more like I want. She says that is easy enough to do and it will get it as close to the shape as I wanted. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 8
When I was still trying to decide what silhouette suits me best, I tried on an A-line gown that flared out my waist. The lady gave me various options to alter the dress to make it more fitted through the hips, one option even turned the A-line into pretty much a mermaid dress. I have no doubts a good seamstress can do that for you, since your dress is already pretty fitted at the hips!
Post # 9
@ENarcy: Looking at the first photo it does seem to be fitted around your hips. But if you are worried about it i’m sure you can try a number of things to accentuate it. Your dress looks lovely on you too btw.
Post # 10
I wouldn’t try and alter it at all. It looks pretty fitted to me and accentuates your shape in a great way. Have the seamstress clamp it in before she does anything so you can see how it might look first. You might not like it even tighter, but make sure you try to sit down in it once tightened. It may be way too uncomfortable that way.
Post # 11
@ENarcy: If it’s only a few inches you want taken in around the hips, I’m sure a seamstress can handle that! It can’t hurt to ask anyway. I think the corset back might make it a little more difficult, but not impossible. 🙂
Post # 12
@ENarcy: Finally a wedding date twin! 🙂 I think that judging by your first photo especially, it looks perfect on you! What a lovely dress! It really accentuates your figure nicely. If you want to take it in a little more at the hip that would be grand, too, just be careful that you can still move easily and SIT in it! I had to be careful of this, too. Congratulations!
Post # 13
@lmwolfe015:What kind of crinoline are you wearing with your dress since you’re going to do it too? I literally have no clue what to do with that!