Post # 1
Attached are a few pictures of my dress. I’ve had pictures of it up before in some previous posts, but I’m thinking about changing it up a little bit. It’s a pretty basic A-line shape as is, but what do you think of making it a little more trumpet-like? Do you think it’s possible with this lace dress?
The first and third pictures are of my dress as it lays right now! The second and fourth are what my dress would look like if it were a little tighter…
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Post # 3
That’s so funny!!! I was just about to write a post on the exact same thing!!!
Post # 4
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
- 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
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 # 7
That’s funny, Miss Starlet…great minds think alike, perhaps? It’s always nice to see Michiganders on here! I spent the first 21 years of my life in Michigan.
Do you think trumpet dresses look best on ladies with hips? ladies with height? I don’t really have either…I also wonder how much it would cost to do it.
Post # 8
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
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
- 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 # 11
FizicsGirl, that dress is gorgeous!
GaBGal, I got my dress from Pearl’s Place in New Orleans. It’s Allure 8553 http://www.robinsbridalmart.com/detail.php?ProdId=663763&CatId=11672&Page=CatOv&thisOffset=0&resPos=4&pSort=#subtitle , and it comes in white, ivory, and the cafe color that I’m wearing. I’ll probably be selling mine after the wedding if you’re interested .
I do NOT have a tailor, but I will be asking around for recommendations!
Post # 12
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
It can be done, and it looks adorable like that.
Post # 14
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
trumpet! …but you have it pulled too tight. It won’t look flattering like that in photos. Go see a seamstress!
Post # 16
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!