Post # 1
I love my dress, but there are some alteration issues that I am getting anxious about resolving. So, I would really appreciate some input from experts. My alteration appt is in a month
The designer Modern Trousseau, makes all of their dresses from custom measurements. I regret wearing a bra during my measurements, because my breasts were supported and were higher on my chest than without a bra. As a result, the boning in the bust falls several inches higher than my breasts do. Also, the arm holes are kind of tight
At my first fitting, the consultant recommended wearing a bustier, which I tried and hated. She also suggested adding cups to the bust, which I dislike the idea of. Preferably, I want my bust to appear as small as possible and I don’t want to wear anything under my dress apart from my Hanky Panky thong
Any thoughts on how this can be achieved?
I’ve attached a picture of me in my dress and one of me in the sample
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2015 - camp in new hampshire
SusanR5: your dress is beautiful!! it reminds me a lot of mine! is the lace pinned to the dress at the sweatheat neckline part? i just went for my first dress fitting (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/first-dress-fitting-full-bridal-look-help-pic-heavy/ so you can see my dress, but the neckline is basically the same) and they are going to attach the lace to the actual dress right where it’s cut so the dress doesn’t fall down and it sits better- not sure if it will help with the boning though. my dress doesn’t have boning in the breast area. i’m wearing one of those adhesive backless bras though.
i’m also small chested and hate wearing bras with dresses, I often use large bandaids to tape my boobs up, it does leave marks sometimes though, so something like this might be better: https://hollywoodfashionsecrets.com/product/breast-lift-tape/ it’s minimal and might do the trick to lift them up.
for the armpits, maybe cut the fabric under the armpit a little to make it looser? i am sure the seamstress can figure out that one, no problem.
Post # 3
Honestly, I think the difference you see is just the look of wearing a bra (I highly doubt that not wearing one would have changed the way the dress was ordered). There are things that can be done- my dress had to be brought in at the cups by the boning, and I’ve heard of people deepening sweethearts to help. I ended up adding cups (not the push up kind- just really thin ones), and they really did help. I would try your dress on with them at the next appointment. She can place them in so you can see if you like the way they look before she sews them into the dress.
They can definitely open up the armpits and that might also help too.
Post # 4
Thanks for the input ladies. Taraelizabeth, I love your dress and it looks like it fits really well. I am going to meet with the seamstress at the dress shop this weekend. So, hopefully I will get some clarity soon.
Side note: I was not wearing any sort of bra under the sample dress in the second picture. That is how I want the real dress to fit. I’m going to request to try on the sample again so that I can show the seamstress what I am looking for.
Thanks again for the input.
Post # 5
taraelizabeth: This is kind of awkward to explain, but I will take a stab at it anyway. When I put on my dress, the lace across the front prevents me from holding my breasts in place while the dress is zipped up (I simply can’t fit my arms under the fabric across the chest). Therefore, I’m not able to position them in the way I would normally be able to with a strapless dress. I am thinking that maybe if the boning is adjusted to fall a little lower on my chest and the fabric under the bust is tightened, then I will have enough structure under my boobs to keep them in place once the dress is zipped up.
I was looking at pictures of you in your dress and I am wondering if you have experienced the same problem. Your dress is open-back, whereas mine covers my whole back, so that might make a difference.