Post # 31
I think the second dress is beautifull; it is the slouching that is making it seem matronly. I would have a seamstress see if rhey can add boning/structure to fix that.
Also, i think the sleeves are gorgeous. Cap sleeves are not a good idea for anybody with normal sized arms.
Post # 32
I really love the second dress bee, and agree with PP that all it needs is some boning and support. I don’t think it looks matronly at all, for what it’s worth my dress looked very similar when I got married at 24 (high neckline with sweetheart underlay, elbow length sleeves, lace). Another one of my friends is getting married at 25 and her dress is nearly identical to yours. The back is sexy and you don’t need to show any more skin to look “young”!
Post # 33
Thanks everyone, sincerely from the bottom of my heart for your replies!!!
For boning and such, I wonder if adding that would cause those weird lines to show up faintly in the chest area as they sometimes do? The fabric is super thin (its just lace with like a thick jersey underlay), but I will contact a seamstress and see what can be done because I agree, the slouch is what seems to be causing it (along with the sleeves to an extent, I actually wish they’d be 3/4 rather than half…but it’s harder to add sleeves rather than take away).
Another thought is…what about one of those bustiers that have boning built in as well? I’ve sort of tried, unsucessfully to find anything that would accomodate the back of my dress. I know tailoring it is the way to go. I almost feel like the dress is a tad loose.
Do any of you have any suggestions for where or what I’d look for in terms of a backless/strapless bustier of sorts (if they have them)?