Post # 1
Hi, hoping someone here can help!
So I have found a dress I like, however I do not like how it is backless. I would have liked a dress with a lace illusion back but I can never find a dress where I like all parts in one dress!
The shop have contacted the designer who have said they can supply the same lace which is on the front and straps so that a seamstress in the shop can create the back. I would like it added in an illusion type way and with buttons. I am so worried about how this is going to look, if it will just look like it’s been stuck on and what the illusion effect may look like in general with this lace! I am not 100% on the lace anyway but this is the closest dress I have found in terms of the material, silloute and neckline I want.
Please help with suggestions for what could be done with the back and if I would be making a mistake getting a seamstress adding lace on the back? Also if you think it would be possible to replace the zip with buttons?
Post # 2
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
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
Post # 4
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.
Post # 5
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.