Unsure about dress alterations :( (pics)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

kitkat1234:  I actually like the 1st belt. It goes with the dress better. This new belt makes it look like your dres is chopped into sections. I think with a good pressing and a beautiful veil, you’ll feel happy about your choice! The fit is great btw. Looks like it lays nicely and fits in all the right places. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

The fit is slightly off and I agree it’s not as fitted as it could be but if it were could you sit down, dance, eat, etc? Maybe the seamstress took that into consideration. If you’re not happy and not feeling super sexy, ask for the necessary adjustments to be made.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I also like the previous belt more, although I’d prefer it without the mix of colors.  The wider, more organic, look makes your waist look so little! Your dress still looks great on your obviously slammin’ figure, but I see that the bust does look a little off.  Could it be fixed with something as simple as a push up/chicken cutlet? 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you made the right choice in sizing up. In your first pic you can see the wrinkles in the bodice from the dress being too tight.

Now it mainly lies smoothly. I do agree that it seems a bit large in the bust. It mostly shows up on your right side with the vertical wrinkles but there is also a dimple over the left bust and some diagonal lines between your bust that should come out with alterations.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it looks great on you! I wonder if the seamstress just shortens the straps, that may help get rid of the “extra fabric” look at the bust? In any case, it isn’t super obvious, but if there’s a simple fix for it, it might be a good idea to just streamline that area a bit. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It looks like it’s still a bit big in the torso and bust. Can you get it taken in a bit more?

I liked the original belt, but I don’t think the second one is bad at all! I think once the waist is taken in just slightly, it’ll show your nipped-in and very small waist better.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

Bottom half fits perfectly! Top half (above the belt) needs to be tighter. Also, I like the first belt too, I feel it suits the dress.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I feel like it’s far too big, it needs to be really traken in

Post # 10
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Newbee

It looks a bit big on you, especially at the top. I’d get it taken in a wee bit more. I like the second belt better–much classier. The first one will look funny behind a bouquet IMO…

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Are you going off the photos or how you felt in the dress? 

I think it looks fine, but the angles of the photos mean that you’re slimmed in the first one and widened in the second.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

To me the area below the belt looks like it fits perfectly and the top looks like it needs to be taken in just a bit. I do think that the wide belt in the first picture makes your figure look great. Could you find a belt that has the same width but is simpler?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think the broader belt was more flattering because it drew more attention to the tiniest part of you and cinched your figure in a bit more. Are you 100% commited to the new belt? You could always buy another one on etsy; plenty of affordable options on there.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

It looks way too big for you – this dress is meant to be figure hugging and it doesn’t fit you properly in so many places.

however I think it is the dress not you.  I tried this one on in a couple of different sizes with different belts and hated it on me every time!

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