(Closed) Adding boning to a dress?! Help!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Sorry not to be able to advise on the alterations, but I will say this dress is beautiful and very snow princess on you so it looks ideal for you. what colour is it? It looks pure white. Gorgeous.

It doesn’t look bad as it is, though I see why you’d want a bit of lift to get rid of that crease.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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robynjt :  I would say that if you add boning, you will definitely see it. What I would do is find a great undergarment that you can wear with it. Maybe you can find a corsetted strapless bra that has boning and a great support and then you can see how it looks with wearing it under the dress. If it does not take that crease completely away, you can ask the seamstress to attach it inside as an inner corset that way you get the boning without compromising the dress or seeing it through the dress.

ETA: that is a beautiful dress! I love Sophia Tolli. Just the right amount of sparkle 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee

To be honest, I’d be more nervous about the lack of coverage. The top looks entirely too small. I’d make sure they can add more coverage to the top before purchasing.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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robynjt :  I wanted a grey dress- it’s lovely! Not many of them around so you’ll be memorable! I’d just consider it silver. x

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

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robynjt :  Your dress is gorgeous and it looks great on you, but I think it’s too small in the top that’s why you are seeing that crease. I hope it all works out for you in the end. Good Luck!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m not an expert, but can you add straps or cap sleeves to it to secure the sagging bust area in place? I added straps to my dress and it increased my confidence! 

Post # 11
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603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

I had the exact same problem with my gown. I wear K cups so everything pretty much had me looking like Dolly Parton or Jessica Rabbit. My dress similar to yours in the way that the top is fairly beaded. In the end, we definitely had to add more boning into the bodice and I had cap sleeves for insurance. Nothing showed through the bodice at all but that might’ve been because my dress is satin lined.

I’m on my phone now so I can’t post the end result but if you’re really curious, you could check out my on the day pictures in the Alfred Angelo Tiana 246 thread.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

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robynjt :  I think your best bet is to buy a separate corset and have it sewn into the dress. That way it’s supportive enough but you won’t see the added boning

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

Sorry but keep looking for a dress with more support.  The chest part isn’t flattering at all and boning won’t make it look better.

If the cost of ordering this dress in the proper size/bigger size is the issue then why don’t you try looking for this gown on pre-owned wedding dress websites? Buy a dress 2-4sizes larger that will fit better around the bust and have other areas taken in.

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