Help me – wedding this month and my dress is gaping.

posted 2 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
3930 posts
Honey bee

Can you pop a sock or two under your breasts to add a bit of volume? The dress suits you just perfectly. It’s stunning 🙂

Post # 3
859 posts
Busy bee

londongirl1988 :  Could it be the way you’re standing? You know how we naturally throw our shoulders forward when we turn around to view the back of our outfit? Front on, you seem to be standing with your shoulders back. 

Post # 4
581 posts
Busy bee

Yes this needs an alteration, IMO. Definitely have the seamstress address this. That should not be happening regardless of your posture. 

Post # 6
430 posts
Helper bee

I see what you mean, but it should be an easy fix. All the seamstress has to do is shorten the straps. That will pull the bodice closer to your body and make it lie flat against your skin.

Post # 7
15 posts

Your dress is stunning! May I ask who makes it??

 I agree that the seamstress should be able to fix that gaping. It should lay flat at all times, I believe…

Post # 8
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

That sort of gapping is common with strapless dresses from the side view, but since your dress has straps, your seamstress should be able to tighten them so that it pulls the cups up against your chest. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Post # 9
835 posts
Busy bee

Any chance you can see her before Friday? That’s totally fixable, but if you wait until Friday and board a plane right after, when will she have a chance to fix it? If it was me, I’d go back to see her ASAP.

Post # 10
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I have this problem with my strapless

The seamstress is fixing it by stitching a dart under each cup. It’s non invasive and doesn’t require taking the dress apart .

Good luck!

Post # 11
1161 posts
Bumble bee

I just wanted to add that you look really lovely and I hope you have a fantastic day and a very long, happy marriage.


Post # 12
8507 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

Seems like an easy fix any skilled seamstress can do. You have time to get it sorted. 

Post # 13
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - Montsalvat, Victoria

Defintely get your straps done! I recently had mine done on my dress and it make a world of difference with how the dress was sitting. 

Post # 14
2644 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

londongirl1988 :  walmart has bra inserts that look oike silicone implants that are supposed to mould to your boob and look realistic (under a bra and clothing obviously)

Post # 15
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2020 - Round Rock, TX

londongirl1988 :  hi bee! I have the same issue with my dress because I have a small bust and we added cups.  but the difference is that mine is a sweetheart neckline with draped off-the-shoulder straps (basically strapless, those straps are more for looks).  Mine can’t be tightened because then I wouldn’t be able to move my arms, but yours should for sure be able to be pulled in tighter with the kind of straps you have!

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