Adding a back to a wedding dress… advice please!!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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bridetobe19x :  hmm. i think the danger here is that there already is an illusion lace back – you just want a full-coverage one. if the illusion lace weren’t already there, then it seems easy enough to add one in. but it’s trickier to not make it look ad-hoc given the current illusion lace that’s going on in the dress. i think you should consult some seamstresses before purchasing this dress if it’s a dealbreaker for you. it’s going to take quite a bit of talent and work (i.e. money) to get the look you want.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

agree with PP – consult first.

IF the existing lace can be removed from the back first it could look lovely, but adding more lace & illusion net to what’s already there will look wrong imho

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 1993

I can’t answer your question, but I wanted to say that the dress is absolutely beautiful. If that’s you in the drsss, I think it looks amazing on you. I wouldn’t mess with the back unless you need the dress to be more modest for a religious ceremony. To me, the back makes the dress. It’s really pretty.

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Honey bee

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bridetobe19x :  You look undeniably fabulous in you dress (that shade of ivory is perfect on you) and I am sure that an illusion effect can be created on the back by adding a sheer panel and capping with lace appliques.I think it will look great. If they can sew a row of pearl buttons right up the back it will look like the dress of your dreams.  Don’t forget that your veil will cover up a lot of the back anyway.

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