(Closed) Need alterations advice! Why do my hips look so wide?! Pics!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Have you thought about having your seamstress pin it so you can see what it looks like as a true mermaid? Part of the boxiness might come from the fact that it looks like it should come in more around the thighs/knees than it does?

Post # 4
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@indecisivebee:  Definitely think it just needs to be taken in a bit more around the hips to make it more the shape of the second pic.  You have an awesome figure so a little more of a mermaid shape will definitely accentuate it better.  Gorgeous dress BTW!

ETA: Just noticed the title…your hips do NOT look wide missy!

Post # 6
437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017




I was thinking the same thing… It looks like it needs to come in more at the thighs/Knees. Also, in the second dress you show us… It appears that the neckline goes further up your body. That could allow for you to look longer, therefore slimmer. I don’t know if that would be possible at all at this point… But I definitely think bringing in at the thighs will help you more! Either way, you look gorgeous! Great dress, and great body!

Post # 7
737 posts
Busy bee

@EffieTrinket:  +1 agree totally that is what it needs. 


@indecisivebee:  A lace dress with beading (that is what it looks like to me) is just generally heavier looking that a plain fabric dress (is it tafetta?).

Post # 9
384 posts
Helper bee

Can you add a sparkly belt to draw the eye up?

Post # 10
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Aren’t mermaids supposed to accentuate curves? I think it looks just fine. Except, as a PP pointed out, it could go higher at the neckline. It seems too low, which does shorten your appearance. Pretty dress!

Post # 11
43 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think a sparkly sash/belt will nip you in at the waist, it will give you more definition! You have a great figure and I personally feel that’s all you need to complete the look. 

Post # 12
1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think you want conflicting things. You don’t want it to look boxy, but yet you also don’t want it to accentuate your hips?

The dress is fabulous as it is… I can see your curves (good curves!) and it doesn’t look boxy at all.

Post # 13
8424 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@indecisivebee:  I think you should make it even more of a mermaid b/c you have great curves…..why not show them off!!




There is another bee on here who made her lace dress more of a mermaid……her user name is sophiekitty….(I think) I will have to search for the post…..her dress was stunning and your dress is similar to hers!


Edit…..here is a link to her dress in the gallery. If you scroll all the way down you will see she had it altered to be more of a mermaid


Augusta Jones Jessie – My Dress!






Post # 14
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m not going to be any help, because I LOVE hips and think you look a billion times sexier in the first photo so I’d say don’t you dare change it you silly thing! lol. The whole point of mermaids is to accentuate and/or create oh-so-sexy curves!


Edit: by first I mean either of the first two, as opposed to the one you think looks slimming 

Post # 15
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Is there any boning in the dress? I know in mine, being that I am so short, the boning comes down farther on my hips that it should. It makes my hips look sorta boxy. I haven’t had my dress altered yet but that will be one of the things that will be done.

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