(Closed) almost there…dress decision

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: which dress/too much alteration?
    dress 1 is better, and alteration will not ruin dress : (49 votes)
    74 %
    dress 2 : (13 votes)
    20 %
    dress 1 is better but too much alteration needed, so keep shopping for another dress : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i prefer the 1st dress but do you have a front pic of you wearing the dress?


    Post # 4
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

    I would say the first dress, or something similar. You don’t need to be tall to wear a slim cut dress. Princess dresses do a great job of creating a waist, but they can be overwhelming if you’re very petite.

    Post # 5
    1037 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

    Dress 1 makes you look much slimmer!

    Question: Are you able to get a custom length hollow-to-hem done on this dress?  My dress is all lace and it was available with that option…and it ends up costing less than having to have a seamstress painstakingly try to cut the lace.  They adjust all the measurements on the lace to be proportionate to your exact height, so you wouldn’t have to worry about hemming it once it comes in (you’d just have to do other alterations if it needs to be taken in, etc)

    Post # 6
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I typically like the A-line dresses but the first dress looks GORGEOUS on you! I’d go for that one. Looks very romantic.

    Post # 7
    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I like the first dress the best!

    Post # 8
    5761 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Lone dissenter here. I think you look much better in the second dress. It does look to me,tho,that the second has either a crinoline under it making it too full. If its part of the dress,maybe they could remove some of it.

    Both are nice,but I prefer #2 on you.

    Post # 9
    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I prefer dress one – very elegant, flattering and romantic.  Although I do like dress two (just like the first one more)  Good luck!

    Post # 10
    599 posts
    Busy bee

    I like dress 2, but then again I am one of those women that wants their fairytale wedding. Go with whichever you feel better in.

    Post # 11
    355 posts
    Helper bee

    i like dress #1! the people at the bridal salon should be able to guide you about the alteration process. I think they would be fine with it, and possibly you would be able to order a dress in a smaller size than what you tried on a the shop? that might end up being closer to your actual size? congrats it looks great on you!

    Post # 12
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I prefer dress #1. Are you wearing your wedding shoes with #1? It really doesn’t look to be that long if you’re barefoot in the picture. I’m 5’4″ and thin (104 lbs) and thought my dress would need major alterations, but I found shoes with over a 3″ heel and my dress became perfect length-wise. And once the dress came in in my size I only needed minor alterations done to the sides and top. I know it can be overwhelming when you’re petite and standing there in a size 7 gown or whatever with clips all over the place, but in your size it shouldn’t need too much work. If you’re really concerned talk to a seamstress about it and see what her opinion is.

    Oh, and regarding the cleavage… you’d be surprised what a good bra and some padding can do for you! My seamstress sewed large pads directly into my bra and now I try to wear the bra with every dress I own because it gives me cleavage that I definately don’t have naturally. 

    Post # 13
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    I ADORE the first dress!! You can alter anything if you find the right seamstress, I wouldn’t worry about that too much!

    Post # 14
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like the first dress.  I think it’s very flattering to your figure and beautiful.  I’d talk to the seamstress/consultants about the alterations.  Usually they can do a lot to alter dresses, and you can’t be the only petite bride they’ve worked with. 

    Post # 15
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I have to say that I do like dress #1 much better but #2 also looks awesome on you. It doesn’t look overpowering on you at all.

    Post # 16
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I really like the first dress on you better. Talk to your seamstress to see how the alterations will affect the design of the dress.

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