Help! Sash or no sash- not happy with alterations

posted 6 months ago in Dress
Post # 16
3930 posts
Honey bee

Completely stunning dress!   I think it looks perfect exactly how it is and adding anything to the waist would ruin it.  Try the underskirt idea but in my view it doesn’t need it.  Your waist looks great.

Post # 17
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

beethree :   soph2019 :  I also agree that the dress initially just didn’t fit the way it was supposed to. It definitely looks like it’s made for you now, you look gorgeous! I would not add a belt either, it would take away from the beauty of the dress. I don’t have any ideas either but then again, I wouldn’t change a thing now, it’s so flattering! 

Post # 18
1160 posts
Bumble bee

No sash. I think it would ruin the overall look of your gown.

For my 2 cents, I think you look better in the second picture.

Post # 19
8 posts
  • Wedding: October 2019

Don’t add a belt. Your dress is gorgeous. I love the neckline and the sleeves and the lace at the bottom and the hem are perfect. It looks like it fits you like a glove. Don’t change a thing. You’re going to wow on your wedding day!

Post # 20
9 posts

I actually prefer the way the dress looks now.  It’s beautiful and you look absolutely gorgeous in it!!!  Also, congrats on your weight loss 😀!

Post # 21
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre

No sash and a petticoat gets my vote!

Post # 22
2760 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think it’s perfect the way it is now bee, I honestly wouldn’t change a thing!

Post # 23
122 posts
Blushing bee

I think it looks perfect now and wouldn’t change anything!

Post # 24
8317 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

soph2019 :  

I agree with the majority, the original fit at the waist looked tight , even uncomfortable.  De-poufing  is what has made the difference.

Like others I like the look of it now better than before but  a tulle  pettioat can re-pouf it if you feel you want to. Definitely  no belt/sash of any sort. People often  say they ‘define’ the waist, but   to my mind that mostly  means biggenising. lol 

Lovely dress. 

Post # 25
1994 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Was your dress clamped in the back in the first picture? 

i found my dress fit way more form fitting when i first found it and they used the clamps to make it “fit”.

when i got my dress altered to fit me, it was not overall form fitting, still turned out fine but it wasnt like skin tight. I did not have a ballgown however (i had a mermaid) so i can only speak for the silhouette my dress was in. 

Post # 26
3275 posts
Sugar bee

I think it looks beautiful now. Adding a petticoat will shorten the dress and make it look like you are expecting a flood.

Post # 27
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Cornucopia St. Charles

You could add a bell like undergarment to make the bottom fuller, which would make your waste more pronounced.  That is exactly what I did with my gown.  My mother insisted and she was right.  Made he skirt of the gown look fuller, like a ball gown should.  My under gown slip was all made of tulle.  My dress looked perfect.  So maybe give that a try, they aren’t expensive.  Good luck. 

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