- 4 years ago
So, my wedding is in a month (freaking out time!!!!!!), and this is the dress I will be wearing:
When I purchased the dress at Davids Bridal last year, I also bought a crinoline/petticoat (the fit and flare/mermaid one, where it just poofs out on the bottom). I had the dress altered there along with the petticoat because the back of it needed to be adjusted because of how low the back is on the dress.<br /><br />Well, my alterations with the dress didn’t go as well as I had hoped at Davids Bridal. I took my dress home after the third fitting and stayed awake all night worrying about how bad the dress looked (the butt looked really wrinkly and lumpy and the lady couldn’t figure out how to fix it and tried to convince me no one else would notice). So the next morning I found a local tailor who had great reviews and took it in there. In a few fittings he fixed the dress (he said they took too many short cuts, were only taking in one side of the dress, and doing weird stuff to avoid messing with the beading in the back, which was making my butt look like a lumpy pancake…) ANYWAY, I am happy with the way my dress fits now, but I’m hung up on the fact of whether or not I should wear the petticoat with it. The tailor said he didn’t think I needed it, that the dress holds it shape pretty well on its own. He said they just sold it to me because they could.
I don’t really WANT to wear the petticoat. It’s pretty uncomfortable and makes going to the bathroom and getting dressed more complicated (I can just step into the dress if I don’t have the petticoat on, instead of putting it over my head). <br /><br />BUT I dont want to look dumb if it really looks better with the petticoat. I don’t want to look at my pictures and regret not wearing it!
I think I am looking for validation that this dress looks okay as it is. I googled online to try to find a real person in this dress and I found this: http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/view/100576/Galina-SWG564-Size-6.html<br /><br />It doesn’t look like she has any sort of petticoat on under it?
These are pictures of me in the dress. They are not very flattering but they show the change in the shape of the dress. The ones on the left have the petticoat (and were taken before I got it altered the second time and pressed…. ) You can see the outline of my belly button without the petticoat and that is bothering me as well but I will start stressing out over that after I have this sorted in my brain.