(Closed) Halter Dress – Modifications

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

With any halter, the support for your bust comes from the straps that go around your neck.  Because you have a large bust, that causes more weight for your neck to support.  (I have the same problem.)  I do not believe a false back on the dress will provide any more support.  I personally have taken the idea of wearing halters out of thoughts, though they do look fabulous on a well endowed woman!  I don’t think this is what you want to hear, but IMO you might want to consider another style to guarantee not having a headache on your wedding day.  

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I get the same problem with halters but dresses that are built well will not pull on your neck. Mine was a halter and the bodice was built so well I didn’t need the halter straps for support at all. It was purely decorative in the end. So, my advice is look for a halter dress where the support us all in the bodice. That should be the case in ANY dress.

This is my dress. The halter wasn’t even fastened right then. That is how much support the bodice had. On my wedding day I forgot I even had a halter on and it felt amazing!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m not a seamstress, so I have no idea if this is feasible. Can you extend the straps on the dress so that instead of a halter, the straps rest on your shoulders and attach to the back of the dress? That way the weight is distributed to your shoulders instead of your neck and avoiding the honeymoon night headache.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I did! and it worked perfectly.  I didn’t like the look of the halter AT ALL so I had a seamstress add straps inspired by my ‘dream dress.’  I loved it!

before (from the website):

after (on me):

Be sure that you have an experienced seamstress if you’re going this route.  I chose one with over 20 years experience and looked at examples of her work before I went with her.  I knew my alterations were going to be a huge undertaking and it was definitely worth it to be picky! Also, we had to find lace and extra material that matched almost perfectly to create the straps.. another thing to keep in mind!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

@thismustbetheplace:

i tried on a dress exactly like yours and i think its wonderful .   the one i tried was a champagne gold colour and fit me perfectly…..apart from that it was very low cut,  and i cannot wear anything that shows too much cleavage.  wondering if i could see te front of your dress please to see what yours looks like,  and if theres anything i can do to cover the cleavage….

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

*hope i’m not thread-jacking! Maybe seeing the change to the front will be helpful for anyone looking to go halter -> V-neck

i’m in the opposite boat (small chested) so any cleavage I could muster up I was excited to show off 🙂 so sorry if this isn’t much help!

Front of original dress:

front of mine:

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

yes, i wasnt 100%  sure before but now i see the front i know its the exact dress,  but in a champagne gold. 

it feels so lovely on,  and although it does fit nicely,  its so low,  and i am wondering if i could maybe add a bit of fabric ……..there isnt any spare on the seams so it would mean trying to buy some and matching it up.  the beading wouldnt be too much of a problem,  i would rob some of the beads from around the dress.   i cant remember the make of the dress,  but it was a one-off in a boutique,  and i KNOW  they still have it……it was £150 …….i am not asking you how much yours was,  but is £150  a good price for this dress?  

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