(Closed) *Pics inside* Help! Can you convert a trumpet into a mermaid/fit and flare?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I alter my dress to flare out higher up?
    Keep it the way it is! : (26 votes)
    60 %
    See if they can move it up a bit. : (4 votes)
    9 %
    It will probably look better once it's altered to your body and height! : (10 votes)
    23 %
    I don't like that dress on you (please explain below!) : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 4
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t have any advice because I’m really bad with that stuff, but I just have to say that you look AMAZING in that dress.  It is so flattering on yoU!

    Post # 7
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think you definitely need crinoline if you want it to flow out a little more, your dress is gorgeous by the way! I like the second pic where youre touching your shoulder your dress looks great in that pic, Im guessing you are on a pedestal in that pic? I really do think that with very light crinoline and some high heels you can have the flow you want for sure! WHy are you worried about your dress coming in? Did you ask for a certain length?  I thought they always came in longer to leave room for and height adjustments you may need to make ( I could be totally off here though) Good luck, keep us posted with pics whatever you decide…..

    Post # 8
    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am doing the opposite – I am having a slim a- line altered to a trumpet silhouette. They are taking out extra material to do this. 

    I think your best bet will be the crinoline. They may be able to let your dress out a little, but I think when it’s in your size there shouldn’t be lots of extra material to let out. I am no seamstress, though. 

    The dress is beautiful and you definitely look stunning in it. But I completely understand that you want what you want. Good luck!

    Post # 10
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Why do you want to change it?  I think it’s perfect the way it is.

    Post # 11
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think the dress looks great as-is, I’m pretty sure you would need extra material to make the alterations you are talking about. And a really really good experienced seamstress, i would be terrified of someone inexperienced ruining my dress during the reconstruction. I’m having crinolin added to my skirt for extra volume, and I would consider my dress a fit and flair, but the skirt is ruffled and tiered so it’s easy enough to do that.

    If you have your heart set on changing the shape of the dress, see if extra material can be ordered with the dress. Or maybe order the dress a size or two too big so that the seamstress has extra material to work with. Did you discuss your ideas with the sales staff or a seamstress already? 

    Post # 12
    7385 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think it looks fabulous as it currently is.

    Post # 13
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    wow your dress looks so beautiful on you! I think it is perfect the way it is. I am not sure how a seamstres can make it more flowy on the bottom, just have to talk with one!

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