(Closed) Dress crinkles at waist. A concern? Help.

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Am I being silly over the crinkle?
    Yes, you are being silly. It looks fine. : (15 votes)
    17 %
    It looks fine but I understand your concern. : (38 votes)
    44 %
    No it bugs me too. I would try and get it fixed. : (33 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    8472 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t think you are being silly at all.  You want to feel absoultely perfect that day and you should!

    I think the 10 definitely fits you better!  You look amazing and the crinckles are barely noticeable.  They are much more noticeable in the size 12 dress.  You don’t need a size 12!  Plus, trust me, your nerves are going to be so shot the month before your wedding so your dress will probably be even bigger.  Just don’t lose weight! Wink

    Post # 4
    2351 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i think that is just the way it is with mermaid dresses. i tried on a few and got the same issue, and i got size 6’s. so i dont think it has to do with size or anything like that. even the models on maggie sottero’s website have crinkles in the tummy in mermaid dress photos.

    Post # 5
    2906 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I think really good alterations could HELP, but wouldn’t entirely eliminate the issue. If it bothers you enough, you’d probably be better off with a different style of dress, but I think you’re the only person who can determine how much it bothers you!

    Post # 6
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    That fabric is being pulled from somewhere- is it possible that the bust is too loose on the size 12?  Maybe the 10 is tighter up top and therefore doesn’t sag down, creating the wrinkles.

    Post # 7
    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The 10 is perfect, and the crinkles are from pulling around the hips. A good pair ofoth as it hold everything in place. Don’t worry. 

    Post # 9
    3248 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think the size 10 looks MUCH better. The crinkles are probably caused by the fact that it was designed for a longer torso than you have (so the area of it that hits at your hips is a little above where the true hip zone of the dress is– the dress is landing on your hips at a spot where it is narrower than it should be at hip-level. That could be fixed by altering it to let out the hips, and maybe the bust, and take in the waist at your true waistline. That shouldn’t cost $400 to do if you take it to a private seamstress or tailor!! (I think the bridal shop alterations must be a total rip-off from what I’ve seen on here).

    Hope this helps!

    ETA: the crinkles would bother me too. . . but to some extent, any time one wears a tight garment made out of woven fabric, it will crinkle and fold a little bit. 🙂


    Post # 10
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It looks like you may need a little tuck in the front darts. Shouldn’t be too labor intensive but this dress looks fantastic on you! JW which dress is this? Who is it by?

    Post # 11
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    That would bother me too. you want that to be straight on pictures. Get a good seamstress to tighten it up right there and fix that. I think you would feel better about it. And make sure to pull the dress down some and pull the slip as well as this could cause it to crinkle if its just stuck there and not straightened out.

    Post # 12
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t think it looks bad, but I imagine pulling the lining down after you try it on might help a little bit?

    Post # 13
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    wow, the 10 looks so much better than the 12! looks awesome!  the wrinkles would annoy me though, but i think alterations should be able to fix it pretty easily.

    Post # 14
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    The 10 looks awesome on you. I’d hope that a seamstress can help you figure out how to eliminate some of the crinkles, although I promise they are more noticeable to you than to anyone else!

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