Post # 1
I’ve never posted on WeddingBee, but I’ve been lurking around reading the boards for a month or so. I could use some advice. I am getting married in September, and I am borrowing my cousin’s beautiful handmade Italian lace gown. I’ve got the dress, and she said I could do whatever altering i needed to in order to make it fit correctly. Overall, it fits great – we must be almost the same size. Well, everywhere but the bosoms. What fit on her to show elegant bridal decolletage makes me look like Jessica Rabbit. 2 caveats: I do plan (of course) to lose about 15 pounds before the wedding. From personal experience though, that rarely comes out of my chest. Also, I am not wearing any ‘foundation garments’ in this picture – in fact, I’m not wearing a bra.
I’ve attached the picture. Any ideas for how to have the dress altered or something I can do to tone down the cleavage a tad?
Oh, also, the back is also a V that hits right about where the bottom of a regular bra would lie.
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Post # 8
Ahh, sorry – Thanks, Mrs. DG, it wouldn’t let me attach in the original post, but it let me then. Thank you.
Post # 9
Very lovely gown! Maybe you could have some lace added in the front so that it does not accentuate your cleavage so much?
Post # 10
I don’t really think that the cleavage looks too vavavoom. I thought that most people lost weight first in their boobs (I’ve never seen it officially studied anywhere though).
Post # 11
First of all, It’s beautiful! Will she let you alter it? If so, get cups sewn in–it will be easier. If not, get those sticky cup boobs.
Second, what about a modesty panel in the front? You can do that without sewing, if you use that hollywood fashion tape stuff to literally tape it to the dress or to you. You could use a bridal lace that matches or a silk (maryjos.com, hancockfabrics.com) if you’re really worried about it.
Good luck and welcome to the bee!
Post # 12
Pretty dress! I agree with adding some lace to cover up a bit more. 🙂
Post # 13
I’m a fellow busty-bee and I feel your pain on the losing weight but NONE of it coming off the chest.
Honestly, I don’t think this is too…Jessica Rabbit. You look awesome and the dress is gorgeous! What’s it like when you sit down (In my experience, this is often the position that is the worst)?
You could add some lace to the V OR ask a seamstress to add some extra satin to the V…but I would be concerned about matching it.
Have you thought about using double-sided tape to maybe move the girls into a better position in the cups? You can actually get special tape in some bra stores that will work. I’ve had pretty good experience with this.
Post # 14
I don’t think it is too revealing it actually looks really good on you. But if you really feel to exposed then add a piece of lace like the others suggested.
Post # 15
I actually think it looks gorgeous on you, but if you’re self concious I would also say a bit of lace..
I also recall someone using something akin to illusion netting so that the v wasnt so severe.
Post # 16
Welcome! I think it looks perfect the way it is 🙂