(Closed) dress fitting – not liking the back

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

totally overanalyzing..you look great!! And to be honest, not many of your pics will be taken from the rear, and if they are, your veil will cover it. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it just needs to be let out a smidgen, and that will erase the back problems. It’s sort of hard to tell though, because it almost looks like it’s too big right at the zipper? I would just take it in to a seamstress and see what she thinks- it already looks really nice though.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m never a big fan of straight backs (beautiful dress though, wow!!). It always makes people look wider, you could try having it changed to a V-shaped back, it would narrow the shoulders.. kind of like straight necklines never look quite as nice (IMO of course) as sweethearts. If you’re really concerned you could get it let out as well but honestly it is not bad at all. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sooo pretty on you!  I see what you mean about the back and I would consult with a taylor.  I have watched that showed Say Yes to the Dress and the seamstresses have worked wonders on dresses that wouldn’t zip up several inches.  Your dress looks like it would be a minor thing to make you feel better about the fit –you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day, so I vote for having a professional look at it. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t know if you have time for this, but if you’re concerned about how the back looks you could see if your seamstress can reshape it.  There was a thread on here somewhere in which a bride had her seamstress lower the back of her dress just a little and make it into more of a V-shape, and it looked fantastic and hit her in just the right places.  Your dress is gorgeous!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not to be super creepy (I’m bored.) but here is a roughly photoshopped pic of what I suggested with the V back. I think it would look absolutely gorgeous with the drss.

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

What dress is this? It is very similar to mine!!! Very pretty!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just wanted to comment and say wow, your dress is so beautiful! I love it!

I don’t think it looks bad at all, I think you’re overanalyzing it πŸ™‚ I keep telling myself the veil will cover that part of my back in pictures so I’ll be the only one knowing what it looks like πŸ™‚ But I honestly think you have nothing to worry about!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I also heard that a more of a “V” back would eliminate most issues

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Are you wearing the undergarments that you will be wearing on your wedding day?  Not to give a complex (but you asked), it looks like the “cups” of the dress don’t fit you in the front- they appear too small which could be causing the “back bump”…  I agree with pp ask your seamstress, she can probably suggest something.  You might think about having the top edge let out a smidgen to fit better.  After all, thats why they invented fashion tape

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had the same issue with my dress, only I didn’t see it until I got my professional wedding pics!  I wish I had adjusted (let out a bit?) or altered it to a V.  I thought my hair and veil would cover it, but the wind blew both off to the side.  We have a great pic of both us walking away, under a beautiful rose vine covered path… and I wish I didn’t have the urge to photoshop my back!  Your dress is so gorgeous, but I think you do need to tweak the fit a bit around the top. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

Yes, a deep-v in the back will absolutely fix this problem! You will have no hint of back fat on your wedding day – I never worried about it once! πŸ™‚

Here’s a pic from my first dress fitting (as you can see, it didn’t fit perfectly yet – they had to take it in about a full size):

And from our wedding:

As I said, the deep back is perfect! No hint of back fat anywhere! πŸ™‚

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