(Closed) Could I have some dress advice?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s so funny!!! I was just about to write a post on the exact same thing!!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I love the dress as is…but the trumpet silhouette definitely will add some drama and va-va voom!  I don’t really know whether it can be done, but it looks like mostly it would just need to be taken in at the side seams and tucked at the two mid-side seams in back.  B/c of all the paneling, definitely looks doable though I don’t know how it will affect the bustle.  My advice, though, is to make sure it’s a really good seamstress.  I have a slight trumpet in front (I left the back fuller like an a-line).  She took it in a sliver at a time to get the fitting just right.  You want it to go in at the exact right place…and the tailor needs to be a bit careful when they do that.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

I actually really love the dress the way it is now, but it would be gorgeous either way! I bet a talented seamstress could help you out!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I love the idea of making it trumpet! As long as you have a seamstress you are thouroughly confident in I would totally go for it!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ferris Wheel, I also have neither hips nor height (just over 5′ tall)…and had her put a slight trumpet into the front.  I actually felt that it made me look a little taller and more curvy.  I do, though, have a backside, which is why I didn’t want a tighter trumpet-like back 🙂

You can kind of get an idea of how it looks on me here (post 19):

PETITE Brides – Show us your DRESSES!

She took a teeny bit more out of the panels in front of my hips to get it to lay flatter after these photos were taken.  The dress is based on a pattern that had more of an a-line.  I definitely feel more sophisticated with a bit of shape.

I can’t say about cost b/c my dress was custom made so alterations were included.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It is gorgeous either way! I like the trumpet look though. Do you have a good tailor?

Who is your dress by? Do you know if it comes in an ivory shade at all? It’s along the line of what I am searching for!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I say if you can find a seamstress you feel confident with, then go for the trumpet style! I went from thinking "That’s pretty" to "Wow" from the first pic to the 2nd one…I think the trumpet style is crazy-gorge…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love your dress!!! You look amazing in it! I think that I would leave it as it is (it is soooo gorgeous without making any changes). If you would be happier and feel sexier with the trumpet then I would say go for it. Either way, you will look stunning!!!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

It can be done, and it looks adorable like that.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ve been trying on some A-lines and seamstresses have routinely told me that they can make it into a trumpet shape.  One thing though is that if you do make it into the trumpet, make it tuck in about an inch or 2 higher or lower than you have it in the picture – it seems to be hitting you in a slighly unflattering spot (of course, holding it while taking a picture can be tough!)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

trumpet! …but you have it pulled too tight. It won’t look flattering like that in photos. Go see a seamstress!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow, you wear that dress so well! I think if you have ample time (and a good seamstress), the slightly tighter fit would be really nice! But it looks fablous without it, too! 

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