Post # 1
So my grandmother is making my dress and she asked where I want my crystal belt sewn in. I can’t decide on which location looks best, so I thought I would get some more opinions before making it permanent. I don’t have my dress with me since it is currently being worked on, but I used a sheet as a substitute dress. I am also on my knees in the pictures so, the proportions are a little off, but you get the idea. I would really appreciate your thoughts! Thanks!
My dress will have a sweetheart neckline and a rouched top. Here is roughly what my dress will look like:
Post # 2
At the smallest point of your waist (#1 ) for sure. It’s the most flattering.
Post # 3
I think it should be up a little higher than picture 1. It should hit the narrowest spot on your natural waist unless you’re going for a different, specific look (like down lower to get an elongated torso look or something).
Post # 4
It should go either at the lowest point on your waist, or if you want, to hide a seam in your dress.
Post # 5
I agree with @Daisy_Mae, maybe a little higher than pic one. It would be very flattering
Post # 6
Thank you everyone for the opinions! I really appreciate the help!
MrsBuesleBee: Thanks. I am starting to lean towards the first one as well. I have been told that the belt at my natural waist blocks what curves I do have. I don’t know if others would agree with that. If so, do you think a thinner belt would be better?
Daisy_Mae: FutureBride625: The first picture is already at my natural waist. Do you still think I should try to go higher? I can take a picture and add it to the poll
nikkiibee: I don’t have a seam to hide yet, but that is the plan once I figure out which placement to use. I am starting to think that the first one would be best, in which case my grandma would make the seam at my natural waist. Thanks for the input!
Post # 7
Ooh yeah, definitely #1! Can’t wait to see your dress! 🙂
Post # 8
pengoala: Thanks for the input! I can’t wait to see it as well! It definitely is a fun process seeing it made little by little .
Post # 9
in the picture of the model in “your” dress, the belt is low but it looks good because the bodice is tight and ruched until the belt and then the skirt flares out, whereas with the black fabric its looser. Also you being on your knees does make the proportions hard to see. So you may be getting some skewed results. I voted for one because it looked best in the photos You have shown. Can she wait until the rest of the dress is done to do the belt so you can see the whole thing together?
Post # 10
raspberrymojito: I was wondering if being on my knees would throw off the proportions. It was the easiest way to get the picture. But you probably are right. The reason she can’t wait until the rest of the dress is done is because she needs to know where to put the seam (it depends on where the belt will be).