(Closed) altering the back of my dress, should I do it? (pics)

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

1) you look great in that dress

2) go for it if you have the fabric and a seamstress you trust!

Post # 4
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

First.. ur dress is gorgeous on you! Your waist looks teeeeenie tiny!! I’m not sure about adding fabric to make the straps wider.. if they could match the fabric then yes, it would look great.. and I dont think it would make ur back look wider.

Have uthought about making it halter instead since u dont like spagetti straps?

Post # 5
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think you look gorgeous in your dress! I like the idea of bigger straps too, It just makes me feel more comfortable, and I wouldn’t have to worry about the dreaded "backfat" poking out. (my dress has spaghetti straps too, but i’m having a cute lightweight bolero made to wear over it)

I think that you should def ask at your appt for them to add bigger straps to your dress, and no I dont think it’ll make you look wide at all, I actually think it’ll make you look smaller with less skin showing. Good Luck!

Oh and P.S. We’re date twins!! Yay!

Post # 6
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t care for the way the back on yours has a corset AND a t-strap in the back. It’s a lot going on, and immediately I focus on the t-strap. The wider straps will be much more flattering on your back and will create a slimming effect! I think it will look gorgeous. Definitely more elegant

Post # 7
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Definitely go for the alteration. Your seamstress should be able to purchase matching fabric.

Post # 8
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I say go for the alteration.  The straps in the last picture are really pretty.

Post # 10
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

I vote for the alteration as long as you have the same fabric to make it match the dress. Good Luck!

Post # 11
108 posts
Blushing bee

I vote for either making the straps wider or would second the idea of transforming it into a halter.  I’m glad you explained again about the straps in the pic– I was like ejs thought it was some wierd T-back strap. 🙂  Either way, I think you will look amazing! 

Post # 12
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I like your inspiration pick for the back, but I think the halter would be pretty, too. If there’s an issue with matching the fabric or getting extra, I think halter would be a great option.

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