Post # 1
I recently purhcased a wonderful dress at Running of the Brides, and I’m so excited to have found THE dress! I love it so much, especially the detail, but I have to say it is not exactly what I had originally been looking for.
I am on the shorter side, (5′ 3″) and I have really found that the more fitted, trumpet style dresses are very flattering for my shape. My dress is Mori Lee 2189, and has a bit of a dropped waist, but is pretty much A-line. Since I got such an amazing deal on the dress, I’m able to put a little more money towards alterations and making the dress fit perfectly. I was thinking of taking the dress in a bit towards the bottom to make it more of a trumpet style fit. Does anyone have any pictures of a similar a-line dress that they altered to be more fitted at the bottom? I would really love to see some before and afters!
Post # 3
Hi! Mine wasn’t really “trumpet” but I did take some tulle out and have the hips taken in so the dress wasn’t quite as big at the bottom. Wish I had a better pic to show you but this is all I have back so far.
What does your dress look like?
Post # 4
I think it’s a great idea…I’m not sure how many people have done this. Some of the consultants I spoke to were very cautious about changing the actual shape of the gown. Trumpet skirts have a lot more…I guess pleating(?) going on to create that shape. You could go for a “modified a-line,” which is just getting the dress to hug your hips/legs more before it fills out.
Hope you can find someone who can do that for you! Ask around!
Post # 5
@fallbride10111: You were exactly the one I was thinking of to help out with this question! 🙂
Post # 6
I dont know if this really counts, but this is my (also running of the brides dress.. yay!) and this is the model picture. It was an A line and I altered it to hug more closely through the hip down to the detailing on the dress. My alterations were done by Chris O hare in Quincy.
Post # 7
I love trumpet gowns, but I am not very tall either and I found that this cut didn’t always look right on me because the proportions seemed off. In order to have that shape, it needs to be fitted all the way through your mid-thigh area, and this wound up making my legs seem short. I went with the modified trumpet idea (suggested above) and it makes the silhouette seem a little more proportional while still being form-fitting. Good luck, gorgeous gown!
Post # 8
Thank you all so much for your help! @pinkshoes I love the alterations done to your dress, and I will definitely check out Chris O Hare since I’m in Quincy! I’ve read some great reviews.
@fallbride10111 you look GORGEOUS in that dress! The alterations look perfect- and I think I’m really looking to get the dress to hug more at the hips than be a true trumpet fit. These photos are fantastic!
My dress is Mori Lee 2189 and I’ve posted a model picture- although I feel it doesn’t even “poof” out as much on me as it does on the model…Honestly if I just went by the picture of the dress on the model I probably wouldn’t have ever picked this one! I just loved it when I put it on…still do! Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of it on me but I will post as soon as I do.
Post # 9
@lizzy105: Thank you!
Your dress will look GREAT more fitted on the hips 🙂 keep us updated, please!
Post # 10
I am having the exact same issue about my dress! I hope you get better luck than ive been finding so far!
Post # 11
So I will be doing this with my dress but I haven’t even gotten my dress in yet. However, I found one (and one only) other girl that got my dress and did this as well. I have my pics for the sample dress in which they pulled back part of the skirt to make it more mermaidy.