What do you think of this vintage dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should i get/alter dress
    Get it n wear as it is : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Get it n alter it (suggestions welcomed) : (5 votes)
    11 %
    Dont buy it! : (31 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
    457 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    That almost looks like my actual wedding dress. I think it’s very pretty. I would think the lace would be a bit difficult to alter. Maybe just shortent he sleeves, but I’d leave the rest alone.

    Post # 4
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @ariaK:  I have lower than basic sewing skills, but I say

    1) yes you can make it v-neck ( but I wouldn’t like the style. That’s your call, however. A V-neck of the sheer fabric would match the line of the sheath underneath.)

    2) dreadfully hard to add a layer to the bottom since–WHERE will it be attached? There is no waistline. This is a sheath dress with an overlay, You can’t add stuff to sheathes.

    3) sleeves easy to shorten

    My opinion only, I’ll be interested in what others say.

    I say wear this dress as is or find another dress. It’s really cute and the model is a doll in it. ITs modest for a high-low dress, normally I don’t like those.




    Post # 5
    2992 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think it is gorgeous as is!

    Post # 6
    42157 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ariaK:  Yes you can shorten the sleeves, have it altered to a V neck and add a sheer layer to the bottom.

    The chiffon could be added in a V shape at the front just under the last row of trim similar to this dress.


    Post # 7
    1881 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    The only thing I would maybe do would be to make it a v neck and maybe shorten the sleeves, don’t make it long – it’d look odd and it’s perfect the length it is. 

    Post # 8
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    I dont particularily care for this vintage dress. It looks a bit too old for the model. And she doesn’t look comfortable in it lol. I might like it better if the skirt touched the floor and the neckline was opened up a bit. But I just read your questioning if it could be altered into floor length. You might need to keep searching if you want to alter it so much.

    Post # 9
    45 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think it’s pretty, but for the alterations you are describing it will add up fast! Have you looked at Sue Wong dresses? She designs countless vintagey dresses that you can often find on sale at big department stores! Good luck!

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