Post # 1
So I’m really partial to this dress on the condition that a few alterations would be made. I would like to have a more pronounced sweetheart neckline and the back altered as well as adding on straps. I’ll be trying the actual dress on soon but was wondering if anyone other soon-to-be-brides have done so already? Are you getting similar alterations on your dress? How much will it cost you?
Alterations I want to make:
I want to hear your thoughts on my proposed changes, bees!
Post # 3
If you haven’t tried the dress on yet, you may find that you don’t like how it looks on you. My suggestion would be to not spend much time figuring out how to change it until you know you love it on you.
You will need the advice of a seamstress for a significant change like that.
You may find that other dresses can give you what you’re looking for without having to go through significant alterations. Like this:
Post # 4
@Karmagirl: Thanks for the advice. I have tried on a few other dresses similar to what I would like to change the dress to. The majority of them were definitely much more expensive than what this Allure gown is going for. I’m hoping that with alterations, I can keep the dress at around $1,200. Right now, the dress is $738.00 from all of the quotes I’ve been getting from the online vendors.
Post # 5
Seems okay, not to sound perv
but are you heavy chested, or not so much
because if you are those, small straps are going to look ackward
the changes you have made are nice, those straps are a little concern to me
Post # 6
I went to a costuming school for awhile and did a lot of work with corsets, ball gowns, and wedding dresses, and based on my experience, you wouldnt be able to keep the shaping in the waist and bust if you alter your dress this way. The dress will only hug your body at the waist, where it comes together in the back. In the area that covers the bust, where there is no fabric in the back, it won’t be tight and will likely gap on the sides if not fitted perfectly, which won’t be easy. It also probably won’t create the push up effect in the bust unless it’s heavily boned in the front. I’m not saying it’s not possible, but don’t expect the dress to look exactly like it did before alterations, just with a lower back.
Post # 6
Did you end up altering this dress? I want to alter the neckline and am curious to see how it turned out.