Post # 1
I bought my wedding dress!! However, I’m doubting some things already.
Picture 1 is the dress on the model. I thought the lower part looked too stiff so I put it on without a petticoat and liked it more (picture 2). However, back home watching the photo’s I feel like the dress looks kind of messy without the petticoat (picture 3)..
It’s pretty when the train is layed out perfectly, but that won’t always be the case..
What do you think?
Also, the dress has a super revealing neckline (picture 4), and I’m a cup A so there;s no cleavage at all. I asked them to put some extra lace on it so I can see what it would look like if they made the neckline different (picture 5), but now I’m also doubting if I shouldn’t just get a good push up bra and stick with the neckline the way it is.
Opinions? With or without petticoat, with or without the revealing neckline?
Picture 3 (messy):
Picture 4 (revealing neckline without push up bra):
Picture 5 (with lace over the neckline, and still without the petticoat):
Thanks a lot!
Post # 2
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
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
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
Picture 2 is all you need. You look lovely in that dress. Love it on you and without the petticoat.
Post # 6
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
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
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
Neckline looks great in picture 5
Post # 10
I like it with no petticoat and no neckline insert. It’s not too revealing, it’s beautiful!
Post # 11
Not sure what the neckline/petticoat set up is , but you look wonderful in pic 5. !!
Post # 12
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 # 14
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
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.