(Closed) Considerting Alterations: Aline to Trumpet- please post pictures!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
136 posts
Blushing bee

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
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@fallbride10111: You were exactly the one I was thinking of to help out with this question! 🙂

Post # 6
14658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 # 9
136 posts
Blushing bee

@lizzy105:  Thank you!

Your dress will look GREAT more fitted on the hips 🙂 keep us updated, please!

Post # 10
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

I am having the exact same issue about my dress! I hope you get better luck than ive been finding so far!

Post # 11
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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. 

My pic

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