Help me figure out why this dress looks like it doesn't fit me properly?

posted 6 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
11456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
61 posts
Worker bee
  • 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
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006 - UK

Ps the dress does look lovely 

Post # 5
1842 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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 # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2019

beautifull dress 

Post # 10
2757 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Honestly I can’t see anything wrong with it bee, you look absolutely stunning!

Post # 11
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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
1143 posts
Bumble bee

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 # 15
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I think it looks lovely! Not at all awkward anymore. They did a good job altering it. I definitely don’t notice a bulge.

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