Post # 1
I feel like a bit of an idiot, but I didn’t realize that in the alteration process you could make a dress less poufy until I started reading these boards. I’m starting to have a little dress regret…not about the top, but the bottom, and think it could be solved with removing some of those puffy layers. Dress (pre-alterations and without clips so the top doesn’t fit quite right) is pictured below; Bees do you have any thoughts on how this would look without the full ballgown skirt and with something a bit slimmer? And, to any Bees who have done something similar, is this an expensive alteration request? Many thanks.
Post # 3
I love that silhouette on you. It looks amazing! I think many of your worries may be solved with the hem. Once it falls more naturally and isn’t getting bunched up on the floor, it will look incredible.
If you want to alter it, it shouldn’t be too much to remove layers of crinolin, but if you want to start shaping it into more fit n’ flare style, it could get pricy.
Post # 4
I am having this done to my a-line gown. I have 4 layers of crinoline and it’s entirely too much. I’m having at least 2 layers removed and the skirt pulled in a bit. I’m using a local independent seamstress and she’s charging me $80 for that work plus a handful of other small things. So it’s doable! If it’s possible, I would definitely recommend using a local seamstress as opposed to the one at the shop where you got your dress.
Post # 5
Your dress is so amazing. I love it exactly as it is. Looks fantastic.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t change a thing
Post # 7
I think part of the issue is the bubble at the bottom from the hem being too long, so it will look better hemmed. But I also think if you don’t like the poof it would be fine.
Post # 8
It’s a matter of opinion, what you like. Have you tried trying on a similar silhouette with less poof? Maybe comparing yourself in a dress w/out poof will help you visualize this. I think it is beautiful how it is and it looks very “bridal”. I think if you take away the poof it will look less bridal.
Post # 9
I personally like the pouf!
Post # 10
IT IS BEAUTIFUL DO NOT CHANGE IT. I WILL FIND YOU AND SMACK YOU….!!!!!!!! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous….
Post # 11
Thanks so much for the insightful comments and compliments. I love the dress, pouf and all, too cbee, MichiganBride2012, danicalifornia and the_future_mrs. It’s actually the only one I tried on, I “knew” immediately and for the most part haven’t looked back. But, I started to get concerned about my height (5’2″) and being overwhelmed by the big bottom. I wonder if my seamstress (it is an independent one, gertrude, but why do you recommend that?) can hem it between the first and second fittings, then I can see what happens when the “bubble effect” disappears (thanks metalbride and chasesgirl). And hopefully that will alleviate my concern, lest ella86 comes after me!!
Post # 12
She’s a beauty just the way she is right now! That dress looks stunning on you!!
Post # 13
@bythebook: Haha Ella86 is doing a great job saying what I want to say (she got a lot of beef from me about her own dress regret)! You look FANTASTIC in your dress and I wouldn’t try to de pouf it! It’s seriously stunning. Def wait on that hem, and keep us posted on how you feel after it!
Post # 14
Thank you @happybbbeee: and @pengoala:
And, yeah, I just stalked ella86‘s dress in the Gallery. THERE CAN BE NO REGRET OF SOMETHING SO MAGNIFICENT. Seriously, my jaw dropped.
Post # 15
I loooove your dress ! I would just leave it as it is dear 🙂
Post # 16
Leave it alone! It is gorgeous!