Help!! Opinions? Is this neckline flattering on my small chest?

posted 3 months ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I too have a small chest and a V-neck dress. I personally think V-necks are well-suited to small busts, as long as the cups are placed correctly.

When I was trying on samples, the cups all sat noticeablely too low on my chest. When my ordered dress arrived in my size, the front still seemed a bit off. The bridal consultant suggested shortening the straps to pull up the front slightly so that the curve in the bodice sits right on the curve of my bust. She clipped up the straps to tighten them at the shoulder and it did have a noticeable effect: I filled out the cups better, and the whole front of the dress sat on my torso better.

From what I can tell in your pictures, the cups are definitely sitting a couple of inches too low on you. If you can pull the cups up to match the natural curve of your bust, I bet you will find it looks much more flattering.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

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Jenna15 :  yes.  Much better!  You look very happy in your dress.  I think you found the one.

ETA I would also have your seamstress remove the mesh in the v of the neckline.  It’s not necessary and it just looks off.  The dress is lovely with its other details.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

Hi Jenna. I think this dress is absolutely beautiful (is it Kenneth Winston?) however I saw 2 of your other recent posts about it on WeddingWire so my advice to you is that if you are questioning it this much then keep looking! 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee

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Jenna15 :  Yes, I think it is! I don’t think that one has to have a big chest for this type of neckline to be flattering, and I think that the dress looks beautiful overall on you. Once it’s more fitted to your figure, it’ll look even better! ETA: I just saw the photoshop with it hugging your figure more, and wow does that look beautiful.

Honestly, though, this is YOUR dress and you need to go with what YOU like despite what anyone else says. Listen to your feelings on this. If you want to try out more dresses before deciding, more power to you. And if you’ve already picked this one, listen to yourself and why you picked it!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I agree about the mesh as well. The original design of my dress also had a mesh insert (as seen in the model photo), and I wasn’t a fan. Fortunately the version I ordered is just joined by the lace, and I think it looks a lot better.

You might be able to see in the photos below how the cups are still a bit too low on my dress despite the dress being a good fit everywhere else (same could be said for the model photo as well actually). The top of the cups were still sort of weighing down and flattening what bust I do have, while the rest of the bust area of the dress looked a bit droopy because my actual bust wasn’t filling it.

Unfortunately I don’t have a photo with the straps pulled tighter, but it did make a noticeable difference and straightened out the wrinking around the torso.  

Also I will add that I think sheath and fit-n-flare dresses can look good on multiple body types, again if they are fitted properly. I am not particularly curvy overall, but the measurements of the dress I ordered happen to match my proportions, and I am happy with the amount of waist definition I could get in the dress even without a structured back to provide some more cinching. I do think the more open the back, the trickier it is to get a good fit at the waist.  

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Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

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Jenna15 :  It’s a beautiful dress, and your planned adjustments are going to make it perfect!!

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Yes, it’s very flattering.

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think the dress is beautiful and looks great on you. I think having a smaller chest you can pull off this dress better, you don’t want people staring at your boobs all night and if you were larger chested that would be the focus. It looks perfect on you.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I think the neck line looks good on you. Now for a busty woman…it would look over exposed

Post # 29
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Honey Beekeeper

I disagree with PPs and think the neckline is made for women with your figure. Any lower cut and I start to feel it’s inappropriate for a wedding. 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

Yes, very! You look fantastic.

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