(Closed) HELP: Can a sheath dress by made into a fit and flare, trumpet, or a mermaid style?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Not totally sure it would work but I have a mermaid or trumpet style. Not totally sure which (it flares out higher than a mermaid nornally would but lower than a normal trumpet…) I am wearing a crinoline/hoop skirt to give it extra oomph– it is actually a two hoop skirt w layers of crinoline over it. I don’t see why this wouldn’t add more “life” to your dress at the bottom, especially if you order one for a mermaid dress. Mine was super cheap–like $30. So it can’t hurt to try? I ended up getting it on Amazon because I couldn’t find one that looked poofy enough elsewhere.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

At your first fitting, talk to your seamstress.  You may be able to take it in around the hips to get more of a soft fit to flare appearance, but I don’t think there is enough flare at the bottom for a true trumpet or mermaid kind of floof.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I agree with MrsWhitneyC2015. You could probably get it to flare out a bit, but it most likely wouldn’t be a true mermaid/fit-to-flare style because the very nature of sheath dresses is to have less fabric.  It doesn’t look like there is much of a train to your dress, either, so if you do change it, there will probably be no train at all once the alterations are done and you stick some crinoline/petticoat underneath.  If that doesn’t bother you, then go for it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I agree With PP on the “flare” part. I have an empire dress and I originally wanted a mermaid. My seamstress said that she could definitley take it in on around my hips! So I’m sure that it is possible! Mine is made out of satin with a beaded tulle overlay.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Yes, its possible. Your seamstress can make it more fitted where you would like to start. This will make the bottom flare out a bit. It just depends on how much fabric there is to flare. If you want a really full flare skirt, some fabric might have to be added. Otherwise, it could be a more gentle flare. Its possible, talk to your seamstress about what he/she think. 

Good luck, 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016 - Church by the beach,

That’s a beautiful dress on you you look great in it as a sheath it really suits your slim figure. I am sure it could be taken in at the hips to give it a slight mermaid shape at least.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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BrookeeAn:  The photo shopped dress looks awesome, hopefully the seamstress can create your dream. Good luck! =)

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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BrookeeAn:  let me know if they could do that for you. I bought the same dress but ivory over topaz and they are adding cap sleeves with rhinestones but i would also like a little fit to flare

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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BrookeeAn:  I love this dress as is so probably will not alter. My wedding is a vow renewal 25 years ceremony so I wanted something that wasn’t over the top but also a little rustic vintage looking. I glad you were able to cancel and found the dress you love. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I”m sure this comment will not be helpful in any way…. but I LOVE this dress on you. Seriously! I”m glad you were able to cancel and get a dress that feels more ‘you’ but the one you’ve posted here is amazing 🙂

I would love to see what you purchased instead.

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