Post # 1
So…awhile ago, I wrote a post asking for advice on a dress I was unsure about. I received a lot of feedback from you all and took some of your suggestions. I kept the dress, switched out a more ornate belt for a simpler one, and I had the dress altered so it was less hugging on my body. A lot of bees thought the original sized dress looked tight. At the suggestion of the store, I sized up and figured we would alter it so it fit perfectly.
I had my second fitting today and in person, I thought it looked really good. I had a friend take a photo (albeit, a terrible one) and now I am feeling unsure about whether I should make some additional tweaks.
Here is the original dress on me (with the ornate belt which I no longer have):
Here is the dress after I ordered a size up and had it altered:
Doesn’t it look like I have extra fabric in the bust? I am also unsure as to whether it should be more form-fitting (I do want the fabric to lay smoothly, however). I had to size up so the dress was bigger all over.
I also feel like I look 10 lbs heavier even though I’ve lost 10 lbs! 🙁 🙁 🙁
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I feel like it’s far too big, it needs to be really traken in
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
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!
Post # 15
I agree that the wider size does more for my waist….but I don’t want something that is flowery like the last belt. When you say simpler, do you mean….less beaded? no flowers? I suppose I could always just do a ribbon sash, but that be too simple?
applecat: Same questions for you!