Accidentally ended up with a very sexy dress – how to modify/style

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Line everything from the neckline down so that it doesn’t look like you’re naked. Maybe do champange or blush so that the lace stands out. Fill in the space between your boobs with fabric the same color as the lining. Done.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

 I agree with PP, you’ll want to seriously line that thing. Either do a color or white-not nude. You can leave the sleeves alone if you want, though.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

testytesttest :  firstly, you didn’t “accidentally” end up with this dress. You made the choice to buy it. You didn’t place and order with a salon, and the wrong dress was shipped, and now you’re SOL or wearing the sexy dress. You chose to buy it – so own your choice. Next, you can think of what to do about it. Easiest is just to leave as-is. After all, you bought it for a reason – you must like it. It’s yoir wedding day and no one else’s. Don’t let someone else dictate your clothing choices. Women have to fight hard enough against that as is. If YOU are truly uncomfortable in the dress, you could add a full lining. I’d choose some color thats not nude, or you’ll still “look” naked even if you aren’t. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

 testytesttest :  Sorry, I got nothing.

Also, can’t help wondering what a low-end seamstress does. I never had my K-Mart clothes tailored.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

testytesttest :  I’m having a hard time envisioning it looking less naked on you than on her. It’s a completely sheer dress. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

 testytesttest :  The deep V is A problem, but it’s not THE problem. The unlined/nude-lined version looks like  body stocking. The pics where it’s fully lined in white look ok. Are you saying you think those pics look frumpy? If so, I guess just go with the body stocking.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Line the entire dress, including the chest portion. The sleeves will still be see through and sexy without giving your family a heart attack. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

If your family tends toward passing out, I think the only fix is fully lining it.  Anything leaving it sheer/see through will require smelling salts and set tongues wagging.  Finding an ending point for lining the top may be a challenge – but FMILs experience will come in handy making those decisions.   

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

 Definitely fully line it. Unless you’re also changing the neckline and the back, there’s no way that dress will ever look frumpy, even “with” the lining. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

This girl had a berta dress fully lined in white (I guess it was made like that) but maybe looking at it can help you with ideas. Her sleaves are not lined and it looks sexy but not naked

What about having an overskirt for the ceremony? It would make it more romantic for that moment and then you could take it off for pictures/reception

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