Post # 1
My dress is vintage coutoure but I want to add a tulle skirt with lace 1. to make it more fun. 2. I can not wear heels with my dress bc it is to short so adding would give me more length. I bought the dress off the rack because its was out of my price range and they sold it for half. So here is my dress and my idea, I wanted to make sure I am making the right decision. MY dress —->
Something like this bottom or any ideas you may have will he helpful!
Post # 3
I think that would look SO pretty!
Post # 4
Oh yes, that would be lovely! The way the dress fits now, it makes you look a little top-heavy. Adding a fuller skirt would make such a difference. And maybe this is just my modesty, but you should consider adding modesty panels to the sheer lace parts on the bodice. It really distracts the eye.
Post # 5
I definitely agree with above, on all points. So pretty though. 🙂
Post # 6
You’ve got great curves woman!! I love your dress. I think the shape change you want to make is a beautful idea, but I’m not sure about adding tulle on the outside… would it be possible to alter the skirt to flare without getting rid of the beautiful lace details already there? I have no alterations knowledge, but would there be a way to flare it with tulle and cover the flare with the original material? (If that’s what you’re already thinking, sorry for being dense)
Post # 7
I love your dress as it is, but a little mermaid petticoat might help it. I wouldn’t add anything to the outside as it’s just too gorgeous!
Post # 8
Thanks girls! I tried on a crinoline skirt under it and raised the dress so you can see the crinoline popping out at the bottom and the hem is not enough to let out to give any length. They said they can sew it in under and make sure it does not pop out. I do want to show a little more of flare somehow or another. I dont want to regret any changes though. So hard…
Post # 9
@peasantsong: Yes, I was going to have it lined, the black undergarments arent a good idea on my wedding day. lol. Being so top heavy has given me troubles trying to find a dress…Thank you for the input! 🙂
Post # 10
@DanaandCleidson: You can add a crinoline and then take some of the layers (of the crinoline) off, so that it is the right amount of poofyness. If it ends up being just a little bit it will really probably not show as much as the one you tried on with the dress. And I know you said something about modesty panels, but I would go ahead and have the whole dress lined (I wasn’t really looking, but I can see your underwear through the not lacy parts too). And that way you won’t have some parts lined and other parts not. And the dress is pretty sexy already without the sheer parts.
ETA: I love your dress btw!