(Closed) Dress boredom was inevitable…

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7321 posts
Busy Beekeeper

If you’re adding all over lace, why not just exchange your dress for a lace dress?

Post # 4
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love that idea. Im such a fan of lace. My dress has a lot of it. With such a simple dress Im sure it wouldnt be too hard to cover it with lace. What you could even do is make the lace straps the same or thicker then your satin straps and then just slip it over your satin dress. This way the seamstress wouldnt have to rip out the zipper and then re-attach it with the lace overlay. Just an idea. I hope you post some pictures:D

Post # 5
831 posts
Busy bee

It may be more cost efficient to go and purchase a new dress that is lace. 

Then you could sell your first dress to someone who loves it and get a small bit of the cost back.

Post # 7
831 posts
Busy bee

Hmmm I think it would be cutting it close, but it’s doable.

Depends on how much alterations you need for it to fit, where you purchased it from, if it was just one off the rack.

Post # 8
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Since what you want is so simple I would suggest spending about $200-300 to buy a new custom made dress with a lace overlay. I have seen some really beautiful custom made dresses with lace over them.  The manufacturers can send you pictures of tons of different types of laces so you can pick which lace you would like on your dress. Then if you like the new dress better you can wear it and sell the other one and if you didn’t like the dress with the lace over it then you still have the other one to wear. By the way doing that will be cheaper than pay a seamstress to add lace to the dress you have. Good luck.   

Post # 9
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

How about a lace overlay jacket?  I’ve seen them at my bridal salon.  They are beautiful. Plus you could take it off for the reception and look like you have a different dress.  And if you did not like the sleeves you could have them removed.  That might be cheaper than putting lace over the whole dress.

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