- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2018
So I’m having second thoughts about my wedding dress and am looking for some help as I know a lot of you have been there! My Fiance and I are having a very small casual wedding (on a small restaurant private terrasse, 20 guests total) so I wanted something simple for the wedding and was looking in bridesmaid dresses as I didn’t want to pay a fortune for the dress. I fell in love with a gown that had an important element I was looking for, a deep V neckline… It’s something that looks really good on me since I have a shorter neck and that I still like on the dress. However, after buying it I noticed this being a bridesmaid dress, it didn’t have the fuller skirt I had seen on some similar models that were real wedding dresses and that I really liked. Also, I thought I’d dress up the gown by adding a lace bolero or stole, as I wanted a romantic look, but now wonder if this will be enough to my liking, especially since the dress is in satin, what I feel is more “formal” fabric than a romantic lace or tulle for example. I know I can put a crinoline under the skirt to make it bigger. It’s not a bad option, but it will never make it as full as I would have liked. I’m now wondering if I could also go in a totally different direction and have it tailored to a sheath/ column dress, and ask to have lace appliques on the upper part of the dress to blend in the top and skirt (since this dress doesn’t have the empire waist sheath dresses often have) and get more of the lace effect I’m looking for. All ideas are welcome on this! Thanks in advance for your input!
Here is the dress I bought (in ivory of course)
If I had to choose right now, here is more what I’d go for:
Or a similar model in full lace:
Just for reference, this is one of the dresses that served as original inspiration but with a full A-line skirt:
So once again my questions: do you think the dress could be tailored to a sheath dress? Do you think I could ask to have lace or lace appliques added to the upper part of the dress down to the hips to make it more romantic?
Thanks again bees! 🙂