- 2 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
(I will try to present this in the least annoying way possible, as I realize that the proximity of my wedding may just be making me crazy and prone to broadcasting my craziness on weddingbee)
I picked up my dress today after the final alterations were done… and I am not happy. 🙁 The last two appointments were stressful- I had a sleepless night after my second fitting, thinking I had made a huge mistake in changing the back from a corset to a zipper and I would never look the way I did in the sample. I convinced myself it would look better once it was taken in all the way (my pear booty and the reworking of the corset to zip required the dress to be ordered 3 sizes too big) but now that it fits I am still not seeing what I’d hoped to see and when I sent pics to my mom, she wasn’t exactly raving over it either.
Any insight on what’s going wrong here, how to fix it, if it can be fixed, and how much of an undertaking it will be? Did I mention my wedding is in 3 weeks?!
I texted my mom that I couldn’t figure out what was making me unhappy about how it looked and she pointed out that it’s the boob area throwing things off… and I can see what she means. They look very exaggerated, almost comical- like Jessica Rabbit! I am a smallish C cup, so mom and I both know that’s not all me! Is it obvious to everybody else too?
I did have cups sewn in, but they weren’t crazy thick or anything… And before they were even sewn in it looked like that- there’s boning that shapes them and before the cups were there it was just empty space below my boobs. Which may be why they look so low to me too- like the whole dress would have to be pulled up a few inches (it really can’t be, because of how the rest of it fits).
I tried it on again at home and even with the cups, there’s still this weird space where the boning is poofing out away from my body on either side and below- I could press it in and it would *sproing!* right back. The bodice beneath the organza looks awfully wrinkly, too- like there’s too much fabric.
(Lines are showing where the boning is giving me extra boobage on the side)
As an example of what my sideboob normally looks like, here’s the dress I wore to my shower last month with a similar bodice:
Why is that not what’s happening in my wedding dress? Now when I look at pics all I can see are BOOBS! Boobs that are not mine… Anyone else have a similar issue- especially when having a much larger dress sized down? I am really not looking forward to calling my seamstress and telling her there might be more work to do.