Help! – bought my wedding dress, opinions needed

posted 9 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
2758 posts
Sugar bee

I prefer it with a petticoat, but not as big as the first photo. I wouldn’t call it “messy” without the petticoat, though. It just doesn’t look as polished. I like the cleavage without extra lace, but you’ll have to get a bra that doesn’t show. Or have them sew in cups.

PS: I love the dress!! You look great!

Post # 3
9806 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

The dress looks great on you! I don’t think it looks messy without the petticoat. I hate the extra lace on the neckline. It’s not revealing without it so I don’t see the point in adding it.


Post # 4
3712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I don’t think it looks messy without the petticoat,  but I do think it looks better with it. It also doesn’t look revealing at all, so I wouldn’t add the lace.

Post # 5
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Picture 2 is all you need. You look lovely in that dress. Love it on you and without the petticoat.

Post # 6
47 posts

I think with alterations it will look more tailored and polished! It looks great without. I also wouldn’t mess with the neckline! Gorgeous

Post # 7
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I think the dress is really beautiful and looks great on you! And is not to revealing at all! We girls with small cups have also the advantage that some more cleavage is not likely to look tacky. I love the V-neck and I wouldn’t put anything inside it. And as for the petticoat, it depends on the look you want to get. I really like dresses that do not have one, so you could it even make a bit tighter  around your hips. Or do you want it to look more like an A-line? Than do the petticoat. Both look great, it really depends on the look you’re going for.

Post # 8
3971 posts
Honey bee

It’s a beautiful dress with gorgeous lace detailing.  I think it looks a bit more “ flowy” minus the petticoat. I probably prefer that.  I’m all for the addition of the lace to minimise the neckline plunge.  It’s hard to judge from these pictures where you seem to be wearing a lacy bra that almost blends in with the dress. If the plunge makes you feel self conscious or is unflattering to your chest/bust area then a few well placed strands of lace sounds like a good solution 

Post # 9
3971 posts
Honey bee

Neckline looks great in picture 5

Post # 10
929 posts
Busy bee

I like it with no petticoat and no neckline insert. It’s not too revealing, it’s beautiful! 

Post # 11
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Not sure what the neckline/petticoat set up is  ,  but you look wonderful in pic 5. !!

Post # 12
1243 posts
Bumble bee

Let’s get this straight, no wedding dress stay nicely laid out like that the whole time. When you move the train moves and that’s ok. It doesn’t look messy at all in your photo.

There will also be people adjusting you train and veil for you for photos etc so don’t worry about it.

As for the dress itself, definitely look better without the petticoat. And no change to the neckline. You can get away with lower necklines being small breasted. Once it’s fitted and has the right cups sewn it, it won’t look revealing. Also remember if this is a bigger dress you’re trying on, it won’t be quite as deep when you get it in the right size.

Post # 13
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: By the lake

I like the picture #5.

Post # 14
1167 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I would definitely leave the neckline as is and just get cups sewn in. I prefer the look of a petticoat. Keep in mind that pic #1 would have also been perfectly laid out and the skirt won’t always look like that.

Post # 15
66 posts
Worker bee

I prefer a petticoat as the style of the gown specifically looks best and proper with one. Without a petticoat it looks a bit more 20s style, not necessarily bad I guess, but I would go with whichever gives you better photos.

Don’t like modifications to gowns when they are “added on” to an existing pattern. Unless you’re having the entire gown completely made bespoke, it generally never looks nice with an extra piece of lace randomly added without reworking the lace placement of entire bodice. 

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