Post # 1
I picked up my dress yesterday and while I love it I am still not sure. I think it makes my hips look big. Is there anything I can do?
Also, I think the sweetheart is way too open and it is too low in my back showing my back fat. Do you think it could be closed and the dress lifted in the back?
I was also disapointed that the belt didn’t come on the dress and has to be swen on (it is pinned on with a saftey pin here and I don’t think it is in the right place)
I feel like I look fat in this dress. Should I just cut my losses and look for a new dress?
Post # 3
i like it so much i think it gorgeous
Post # 4
I personally think the fit is perfect, and I love the belt. I dont think the neckline cut is to low, however it is all about how you feel. You have absolutely NO back fat and I love how it comes down in the back it gives it a very classy yet sexy feel to the dress. I dont think you should change anything at all about it…it looks great!
Post # 5
When I first read the title and opened the post I admit I looked at the pictures first. I thought “Wow, that really does hide any big hips” and then I read your post.
What big hips are you talking about!?
I’m not sure about raising the back, although I think you look amazing in it. I don’t see the backfat that you do.
Post # 6
You look awesome! I really wouldn’t change anything, but I’m sure they can fix the neckline if you’re uncomfortable. Please don’t get a new dress!!
Post # 7
I could maybe see what you’re talking about with the sweetheart and that can be fixed but the back looks perfect as is.
Post # 9
I think you look great! The neckline can probably be pulled in with alterations if it bugs you, but seriously that dress is awesome on you.
Post # 10
Is the belt pulled very tightly? Maybe what you’re not liking is the point where the dress poofs out a little under where the belt ends? I don’t think it looks at all unflattering…and honestly I think it looks GREAT on you, but maybe if you loosen the belt a smidge you will like how it looks better. Are you going to need any alterations? That can make a huge difference too – my seamstress initially let my bodice out too much (I only needed like 1/2″ and she put in an extra inch and a half) and it completely changed not only the way the dress fit, but how it looked. It went from extremely flattering to UGLY. I’d maybe take it to a seamstress and see what she thinks. Good luck! 😀
Post # 11
The dress looks awesome and you look awesome in it! I think you’ll like it much better after a good steaming (I was so distracted by the wrinkles in mine the first time I tried it on that I was worried I picked the wrong dress).
Post # 12
LOL! I don’t mean to laugh at you (I swear) but LOL! Back Fat??? Are you kidding? I will show you what back fat looks like! You look slim, perfect and sexy in the dress. From one dress regret bride to another soon to be, DON’T DO IT! Keep your dress. Do not go trolling for another one. Remember why you fell in love with your dress, and tweak where necessary. Otherwise, just chill. You will be a gorgeous bride!!!
Post # 13
That dress is amazing! And you look stunning in it!
Post # 14
@lisaelanna: Actually quite the opposite- the belt is really lose and is just pinned on with a saftey pin. Yes you hit the nail on the head, I don’t like the part where the dress comes out from the belt. I am thinking it is because I have big hips and it is my actual hips that is making the dress stick out like that.
I am planning on taking it to the seamstress (first fitting is 9/8). It needs to be taken in a bit because when I lean forward it falls down and I want to add some padding to the top. I will decide about closing the sweetheart a bit once the bust line is right. I really hope I can lose some weight between now and then!
Post # 15
Shhh. You look BEAUTIFUL!
Do NOT raise the back of your dress. First of all, you don’t have ‘back fat.’ Secondly, the back of the dress falls in a very flattering place on your body. Raising the back of it starts to cut across your shoulder blades/muscles awkwardly, and then it WOULD look like you had back fat.
I’m 98 lbs and if I had a dress cutting tightly straight across my back, even *I* would look like I had ‘fat’ there.
Secondly, I see nothing wrong with your hips… they look great! If it really bothers you, perhaps remove a layer or two of the crinoline (assuming there is any) under the skirt to slim it down some, or wear a different shaped petticoat underneath. But really, I don’t think you need to do anything about the skirt at all…..
ETA: Are you in love with that belt? A thinner belt positioned higher across your natural waistline might look more flattering to your hip area than the wide belt which cuts right above your hips. Unless of course the belt is covering up a seam or something.
Post # 16
Honey-that isn’t back fat-it’s skin! Once it is fitted properly you will look great!