Post # 1
This is a pic of my dress at my first fitting. Sorry for the bad photo, it’s all I have that shows what I am talking about.
I feel like it looks strange around ths bust, but I can’t pinpoint it exactly. At first I thought my bust looked too low. I think this may be an illusion because of the neckline, which I don’t like, so I am getting it altered so that neckline will be lower below my collarbone i.e. lace will be taken out, the neck will be a little wider with straps sitting more angled on the shoulder.
My bust is small, 32A, and I always wear padded push up bras. With this dress, there is some padding in the cups but I am not wearing my own bra here. I feel like this may be my problem, as I am used to wearing push up bras and I keep feeling like it needs pushed up? In the shop, they said that my bust is sitting perfectly fine and it does not need to be higher, so I don’t know if I am just focussing on it too much?
Or… and this is my main concern… I feel like my dress may look slightly too tight just above the cups and it is pinching in there, making it look indented above the cup and therefore my bust looks odd???
Post # 2
It’s difficult for me to know for sure, because I am full busted and there is much less space between my collar bone and bust because of this, but I see what you’re saying. Because of how long that panel of lace is right now, it is giving at least the illusion that your bust is sitting low relative to the dress’s neckline. This is why I do not like myself in certain high necklines, because it gives me this same effect in photos that I’ve seen of myself.
I also see what you mean about the snug fit of the lace at the top of your bust. I’m not a seamstress, so I don’t know the best manner in which to fix this, but I think you are on the right track with your planned alterations to the neckline.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2006 - UK
bridetobe19x : it looks like the corset is sitting lower on your body. Like it should higher up more under your arm pit if that makes sense and this would lift your cups up.
Here is a Google pic of one with the cirest bit highter. But this just my opinion as not a seamstress
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2006 - UK
Ps the dress does look lovely
Post # 5
It does look like it’s a little tighter above and around the bust, but I don’t think it makes your chest look too low. I’ve heard that the bust should be between the elbow and top of the arm, and yours is sitting above it. It looks quite pushed up to me.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
I agree with PP it looks like the bodice is sitting too low. If they can bring it up and shorten the lace over your shoulders (like how you would straps) then I think it will be perfect. Beautiful dress!
Post # 8
Thanks for the replies so far.
I don’t know what to do because since this photo was taken, my dress has already been hemmed. I’m guessing this means the corset can’t be lifted up? 🙁
For those who agreed with me on it being too tight above the bust, does anyone know how this can be fixed? Will more lace need added there?
She is currently working on adjusting the neckline to make it lower for me, widen the neck and angle the sleeves. Worried these issues are going to mean more complications.
Post # 9
bridetobe19x : Your bust doesn’t look too low to me. Absolutely gorgeous!
Post # 10
Honestly I can’t see anything wrong with it bee, you look absolutely stunning!
Post # 11
I think the expanse of lace at the top is giving the illusion of a low bust. Can this be altered to more of a scoop or v neck?
Post # 12
I can see what you mean and I had the same problem with my corset top.
But I think it can’t be changed. When I purchased my dress, the bust was sitting higher because it was various sizes too big for me. But I think in the end it the proportions looked actually better. I didn’t have any sleeves and fabric on the neck, though, but I also think that in some of my photos from the wedding, there seems to be a lot of space between the neck and my bust. When the sizes are smaller, the seem to also adapt for height and don’t think that there might tall but thinner women.
This was when I purchased it.
And this is on my wedding day. It’s one of the pictures where I think it shows the best, but in the others it’s not so obvious and I think only I see it, as I also tend to focus on those minor things.
Post # 13
It definitely needs to pulled up into the armpits more. That may also solve the bulging around the top since that will be a narrower part of the bust.
The high cut necklines always seem to make my boobs seem like they sit so low. I added padded cups to a couple dresses like this that I had to wear… gotta lift those girls so the illusion is reversed!
Post # 14
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Hi again bees, hope you don’t mind the tags! Just an update on this thread… I have had the neckline altered, what do you think now? Do you think this fixes the problem? I think there is still a small bulging above my bust, but don’t think it can be fixed now after all the alterations I have already had with this dress, and I’m hoping it’s not too noticable?… opinions would be much appreciated, thank you 🙂
Post # 15
I think it looks lovely! Not at all awkward anymore. They did a good job altering it. I definitely don’t notice a bulge.