Post # 1
Is there a way to change ball gown to a high to low dress or shorter dress? I recently bought a dress and so many things have happened that my fiance and I are having a court wedding. I love my dress and I honestly want to keep it. If there is no way to do it I will just have to sell my dress.
Post # 2
Talk to a seamstress. While I think the dress can be shortened to what ever length you desire, the lace overlay may prove to be more costly to alter. Good luck, I can see why you want to keep it since the dress flatters you so nicely.
Post # 3
Wooow, gorgeous dress! If you are to alter it, I would go for the high-to-low style so you could keep the train….otherwise I don’t think it would be worth making it shorter. I do think majorly altering it is possible, but it unfortunately won’t be cheap, so it might be more budget friendly to sell it and find a new one. But it’s certainly worth consulting with a seamstress in your area to know for sure 🙂
Post # 4
don’t touch it I love it! Why not wear it to the courthouse and go for nice dinner? I eloped on the beach just us two and then went to dinner in my silk poufy bottom mermaid. It’s your wedding so if you love it don’t hack it
Post # 5
“if you love it don’t hack it”… love this!
I agree that touching the train is going to be more expensive than its worth. You could go high low but I also think you can leave it.
Post # 6
How come you can’t leave it as is?? Sure it’s a bit grand for a courthouse but it’s your wedding! If you love it, I say wear it.
I tried on a dress that was VERY similar and discussed the alterations for just making it shorter and it seemed like a lot of work taking off all the lace and reapplying it after it was shortened. We didn’t discuss cost but I can imagine the alterations you want would be fairly expensive.
Post # 7
It’s gorgeous. I wouldn’t touch it and just slay regardless at your courthouse wedding 🙂
Post # 8
Thank you everyone I’m keeping it!
Post # 9
Wear it just as is!! Just because it is courthouse doesn’t make it any less of a wedding or need any less of a wedding dress.
You look wonderful in that dress , shortening it will ruin the look and hi lo, while it might preserve the train will be such a dated look in a very short time .