(Closed) boning showing through dress–is it too tight?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Could be that The dress is too tight. Or the fabric is too thin. Or the boning isn’t sitting right. Do u have a pic?

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Yeah, sorry it’s hard to tell without a pic OP

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Need pic 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I dont think the dress is too tight, I think the boning is more of an alterations issue that needs to be fixed. (the right side you can’t see at all so the left got messed up during alterations)

I don’t see the 3 tiers that you are concerned about?

The silouette from the front looks fantastic but it looks like the back of the dress under your butt/hips is very loose and could be much tighter. 

I like the poofy skirt but if it isn’t what you wanted I would be demanding your seamstress to fix it, esp if you told her to hem it and she didn’t.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I agree with PP, the dress fits you very well so I don’t believe it’s a sizing issue

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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SeaRhapsody:  Oh tears haha sorry. I can’t read. Yes hopefully they will be helpful and give you another seamstress that listens.. everything should be an easy fix with an experienced seamstress!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

IA that it doesn’t look too tight. I know nothing about alterations, haven’t gotten to that part of the process yet but I hope you get the fixes you want done. The dress is gorge btw! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

oooh I love this dress! You really look great. 

Dont worry everything you are concerned about is fixable. Alterations are this funny time where you spend months just picking apart and criticising the dress you love. 

your boning issue may seriously be just really unlucky side lightng. Take a video and see if you can see it then. Are your photos going to be outside? In diffuse light it will be less obvious. It’s weird because you can’t see the boning on your left side at all. It might be a placement thing that can be fixed by alterations? But I agree that I don’t think its too tight. And I agree the back under your bum should be Tighter. 

of course boning is ideally invisible but I think it’s pretty common to be able to spot it. It’s a toss up – see the boning v boning gives amazing shape and keeps the dress up. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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SeaRhapsody:  yeah. Ask for a new dress, raise some hell, at the very least try to get your money back for alterations or some retroactive discount on the dress. But at a certain point, I would take the dress and run- to a seamstress with good reviews. I know you don’t want to spend more money but its your wedding dress and you should be as happy with it as possible (that said, I know I was never 100% happy with my alterations but at a certain point you have to say “good enough”!). 

Good luck. And just so you know, to the non-bride eye, there is nothing wrong with your dress 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Your figure is amazing and that dress compliments it really well.

The tears shouldn’t be hard to fix. It sucks that the store is giving you a hard time about it. Can you bring the dress to them and show them in person what you’re talking about?

Given all the bridal salon nightmares I read about on the Bee, you would think they totally count on not having repeat customers. It makes no sense, because a bride who was happy with the service would tell her friends to go there.

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