Post # 1
I don’t have any photos of me in my dress as I don’t have it now, but I am small chested (32A) , 5’4″, and 110 lbs.
These are stock photos of my strapless Paloma Blanca dress with alencon lace at the top and a chiffon organza Pick-up skirt on the bottom.
VEILS- For veils, I’m partial to the 2 tier fingertip length (including blusher), or a blusher with cathedral or chapel length. May I have a vote for veil style and what types of cuts and trim (cascading, rounded, raw cut edge, etc) or details would suit the dress?
NECKLINE- The neckline straight across but with some scalloping. The lady doing my alterations expressed that it would be easy to convert the neckline to a sweetheart, but I’m not sure what type of neckline suits the dress style better or what would flatter a small-chested individual better.
WAIST EMBELLISHMENT- I also feel the waist is quite plain, so I am open to suggestions of what type of sash/belt embellishment (ivory or champagne satin or silk ribbon sash to tie a bow at the side, or horsehair bow sash, or sash adorned with rhinestones) would add some detail to accentuate the waist.
Post # 3
I probably wouldn’t sweetheart it if it were my dress because I think the scalloping is pretty. I also wouldn’t do a sash b/c with the lace and pickups it would just be too much. Keep it as is, and accessorize with some great jewlery!
Post # 4
I would recommend going to the store and trying on different veils with your dress. Really, I think any veil would work, but it will definitely help you to see it with the dress.
As for the neckline, I do love the scalloping. However, I also love sweethearts (especially on girls who are not as well, ahem, endowed). I think the dress would still look gorgeous with a sweetheart! Try on the dress and kind of tuck it under to mimic a sweetheart, and see how you like it.
Finally, I don’t really think it needs any waist embellishment, but if you are wanting a little more bling you could add a skinny waist jeweled belt. I wouldn’t add any big sashes though–it will take away from the flow of this dress I think.
Post # 5
Thank you for your input, girls!
Post # 6
OMG…..I wouldn’t do anything to it!!! The dress is beautiful…I think adding a sash or changing the neckline would take away the beauty of the dress! The dress is perfect!
Post # 8
Here are more pictures of me in the dress.
I’m afraid that the drop waist makes me look shorter, as empire waists normally flatter me better…
The dress also appears flattened because it had been stored for so long. Do you girls know what method at the drycleaner’s is used to fluff it out before the wedding? It has already been cleaned.
Thanks so much!
Post # 9
Do you feel like something is missing from the dress?
I honestly think it’s stunning, and I’m not sure I’d change a thing about it. It looks amazing on you. I’m a little partial to sweetheart necklines, but I love the scalloping on the neckline so much that I like it straight, too.
Post # 10
I have a very straight, petite body shape with no curves hehe, so I thought perhaps a sash would help to accentuate the waist a bit to make me appear to have curves.
I like the dress from the back a lot more than I do from the front. Part of this may be because it just needs a good press.
Here are updated photos of me trying on the dress with a plain, silk, ivory sash. I love bows, so I thought the bow in the back from the sash tied looks pretty 🙂
..But, ‘m not sure about the cohesive look of the front, although I think the sash helps to accentuate the waist.
Thanks for the feedback!
Post # 11
Don’t change a thing! I love the scalloped neckline on you as is, and I actually think the sash detracts from the dress and makes you look shorter in the waist. Have faith in your dress! A good press and a fluff will make all the difference.