- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
Yes! So glad you found a place to get it altered.
So ignore my first advice about bustling; that was just an emergency stopgap If you hated the hemline and couldn’t get it fixed.
A petticoat: I would go with something A-line, that’s more about layers of draping fabric rather than something that adds too much fullness. Stay away from crinolines, etc!
this dress is more leaning towards Edwardian lines, so you’d want to ideally get it as fitted as possible through the bust and waist (there’s definitely extra fabric there just under your bust, causing some unnecessary folds that head down toward the waist.)
and then the skirt will flow more freely.
Wear the heels or flats you plan to wear so they can hem it properly too. It shouldn’t drag on the ground in front – that messes up the line of the dress, and makes it look like you’re swimming in it. It may be what’s having you feel “weighted down” by it.
BUT! If you plan to add a petticoat do let them know; the dress would fall differently. They may have sample petticoats for you to try under it so they can get a good mark for their hemline.
A simple waist detail would also help. Ribbon belt with a few flowers at the side, or bow.
Also, corset under the dress, if you want to go nuts with perfecting the line. I loveeeeee corsets 😛
so glad you got an appointment. Yay! Can’t wait to see the final look.
And: you’re beautiful. It will be absolutely stunning. Hope you’re back to a place of having fun with this!
going to try to attach a few photos of slip examples. These are historical so they’ll have a bit more fabric than you really want. it doesn’t need to be exactly this…
But stay away from any hoops, crinolines or scratchy netting!! Draped fabrics are your aesthetic for Edwardian/boho
(Found these on Etsy)
Adding some lace cuff detail might be fun 😉
(This one has far too much fabric. But you get the picture.. you want to feel fitted through your waist, and lush/ abundant below knees, with a bit more behind.)