Post # 1
I have this free dress that isn’t quite finished. I got it from my best friend who knew a wedding dress designer that moved from PA to FL and left about 20 sample dresses. The tag on the dress says it would have been sold for $3500.
This weekend I tried on the dress again, because I was home and I have lost 5 lbs and wanted to see if it would zip up some more. I’ve got a ways to go weightloss wise and I’m not yet engaged but I’m trying to save some money in the long run. I’ve even considered hitting up Joann’s after prom season to get some fabric. Additionally the dress needs a thorough cleaning.
Below: 2 years ago
Saturday (P.S. Sorry about my sister’s messy room!)
Post # 3
@braverbeating: That bodice is great on you.
I wasn’t so sure of the skirt part, but it’s growing on me. I think I’d really like it in person. How much darker IRL is that skirt, exactly?
Post # 4
The dress has beautiful detailing, it reminds me of the bodices of prom dresses from the 1950s. But the skirt looks unfinished, almost like it’s just the slip layer and needs more fabric on top. What about some layers of tulle as an overskirt? Or adding a tulle or a crinoline underneath? It definitely needs more volume, and I think some ivory or tea-hued soft tulle would be really beautiful.
Post # 5
I automatically thought that the dress needs more volume underneath. Adding tulle on top might work, as well, but it might be difficult/costly to dowithout covering up that beautiful lace hem along the layers. Maybe change the bust to a sweetheart or softer look?
Post # 6
it’s an ivory or offwhite. Idk what the color is exactly. I should get it cleaned and then I’d be able to tell better maybe?
I like your idea of a fuller underskirt! I love the look of the lace so I’m not so sure about tulle over it.
Post # 7
my mom mentioned a sweetheart neckline as well. I’ve been thinking of that too because I think I would flatter my bustline a bit more
Post # 8
Was going to say sweetheart also! I’m biased because I’m partial to them, but I agree – I think it would flatter your bustline more.
Post # 9
I don’t feel like any drastic changes are need. Maybe add a floral sash, sweetheart neckline, and a crinoline/petticoat.
Example of sash:
Post # 10
I would definitely add more tulle underneath the first layer and make the neckline into a sweetheart 🙂
Post # 11
That sash is gorgeous!!! Totally goes with the vision I have in my head of my theme!!
thank you thank you! I’m definitely going to look into getting some tulle.
sweetheart it is!