(Closed) Alter this one, get a new one or leave it as is? Pics!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: For boho look: Alter it, get new dress or leave as is?

    Alter it - please explain how!

    New dress

    Leave as is

  • Post # 2
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    Newbee

    The skirt of number 1 and 2 are very similar. It’s only the bodices that differ. I think a decent seamstress would be able to add on some lace around the neckline and make it look pretty much identical to dress number 1.

    Post # 3
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    Newbee

    The second dress is very structured in comparison to the first one. If you worked with a seamstress, they could build up the lace on the bodice, and maybe add more tulle to the skirt (possibly as a removeable overskirt) since the first dress is a lot more lush. However, I would recommend getting price quotes for the alterations before making the final choice. Alterations can be pricey, especially custom work, and it might be more cost effective to buy the dress you want than buy a less expensive dress but wind up spending a fortunate on the alterations. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    I agree with a PP: alterations might end up being very costly. I suggest you consider other options within the boho look that you want. When I think of boho, kimono tops, fringe and flower crowns come to mind immediately.  You could incorporate all of  these without it looking as if you were marrying at Coachella smile or investing too much of your budget:

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    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

    I would leave it as is and accessorize with boho like things!

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2020

    I think everything honestly looks great on you. I would keep the dress you have and maybe do a boho hair do and accessories! Dont worry though. You are so pretty no need to worry.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I agree with 

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    MrsSapphire. Tbh, I actually like dress 2 more for the strapless neckline on you and think boho accessories like a flower or baby’s breath crown would give you the look you are looking for. The belt is nice but more princess over boho. I say, give your hair a nice wave, pick up an inexpensive flower headband/crown, and try 2 on again. 

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    I think if you got the seamstress to build up the bodice with lace sleeves that would make it very close to dress one. Not identical but you look beautiful in your dress. I’d go with no blingy belt as it’s not very boho, have lace straps/cap sleeves added and wear with a flower crown and soft floaty 1 layer cathedral veil to add that volume over the train. Your dress looks much more expensive than it was btw

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper

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    bopadopalops :  

    I dont think the second one is boho at all , pleasant and safe  dress though it is .  You look wonderful and fey and whimsical in the first one . No question to my mind which is the better dress and look !

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Keep the second one as is, but scrap the belt…

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    bopadopalops :  I think you are wanting a belt of some sort in order to define your waist as the dress 1 does this a bit in how the dress is designed and constructed. But your dress has a beautiful flow to it while also defining your waist in its shape. I would not divide it up with any type of fabric, belt, or sash.  If anything, your dress looks more soft, boho, romantic wedding than the out of budget dream dress. Look at that first picture of you in it without the belt. It’s dreamy! I really think having it fitted to your body, hemmed, and adding some accessories would complete your look. Since you skipped over the dream dress and if possible in your budget, maybe splurge on a headpiece or jewelry. Something that could be passed down or something you would wear again. 

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