(Closed) Does this need alterations?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

The ‘after’ photo is much better in your bust area! Pretty dress 🙂 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

The “after” is significantly improved. The beginning of the waist is still a little high, but without talking to a seamstress, I’m not sure how hard that would be to fix anyways. If you can get a free consultation from a seamstress’s opinion then I would do it. But if you think it’ll cost a signifcant amount of time/money/effort/stress – then it looks good as-is too.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I think you’re in good shape now! It’s very much improved. If anyting, maybe shop for a really great bra that lifts the girls super high. It makes a difference. I am busty too and I like “minimizers” they don’t really make you look small busted (how could anything?) they just kinda lift better 🙂 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

OH wait, are you going strapless because of the illusion lace? Shoot… Long line bra? 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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jalapenocupcake:  The “AFTER” is much improved but there simply isn’t enough depth -from the neckline to the waist- in that dress for your girls.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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julies1949:  Agreed. It looks much better, but I think that seam/cummerbund transition still sits too high. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you can turn the dress completely inside out, you can see whether there’s any extra fabric in the seam allowance between the bodice and the waist.  If there is, you could have it let out a little.  If not, it would be impossible/expensive to fix.  I wouldn’t bother with it in that case.  It looks great now!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

You look beautiful, I would consider maybe exchanging for the next size up and tailoring everything else down. It stinks, but I think it might give a nicer line and even not require shapewear! But gorgeous dress!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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jalapenocupcake:  I think it’s gorgeous, but you need a little more fabric up top to balance out your girls. It does fit nicely in the waist though. I would exchange it for a size up since you said you have that option. It’s always easier to make alterations to dress a little larger than it is to try and “makeup” fabric because it doesnt have enough. A good seamstress can easily trim it down to fit your waist just as perfectly, I’m just not too sure about taking a bust out larger… 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

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jalapenocupcake:  I’m not saying your breasts look bad or like you’re not wearing a bra, just make sure there is no *better* bra available that could do even more. You look great in the after picture to me! Just if you happened to find an even better bra a month later that would suck! 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The best approach to alterations is always to buy the size that fits the largest part of your body and then alter the rest down. I agree about ordering the size bigger and having the waist taken in.

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