Post # 1
Hi, I bought this strapless dress from Davids Bridal that I am absolutely IN LOVE with! My ONLY alteration request is I am wanting is to lower the back. I have a spine tattoo that runs all the way down my spine I want to try to show as much as possible. If that means adding straps, or a sheer back, I am all in for it. If you guys have done this before or have any other ideas please let me know! Also, if you have experience in wedding dress alterations I would love to get your feedback.
Post # 2
How much was your dress? Alterations for that will be very expensive. The way your dress is built is very structured in the midsection – it’s how it stays up being strapless. You will remove all the structure and I don’t think it will look like you want. You’ll want to speak with a seamstress but I’d think it might actually be cheaper to just buy a dress with the back you want.
Post # 3
I would leave the back alone, not only because it looks great as it is , but for the reason pp above gives . You already look better than the model in it.
It is a wonderfully structured dress and doesn’t need to be messed with, lol. You don’t need a belt either , it just breaks the lovely elegant line
Post # 4
jellybellynelly : elderbee :
So I first had bought a dress with a low back but being the back went low, the front of the dress was also low cut. All of the dresses I tried on with low backs also cut low in the front. I am small chested so I felt extremely self conscious in the way the dresses fit. When I bought this dress, I felt super secure and beautiful in it but my only hope is to get the back somewhat lower. Davids Bridal unfortunately doesn’t do returns or exchanges, I got lucky they exchanged my dress the first time. My only option is this dress and to talk to a seamstress. Thanks for your advice
Post # 5
If this had a lower back it just wouldn’t stay up. If you really want your tattoo to be on show the. You need a different shape of dress. That being said this one looks nice on you and personally I think having a tattoo on show would clash with the formality of the dress.
Post # 6
zzar45 : I actually have a bible scripture going down my spine that I really wanted to incorporate. Do you think if I add sleeves it would help it stay up? Or removing a few buttons and adding a mesh back to still help keep its structure and give me the back illusion I want?
Post # 7
the issue is not just that the dress won’t stay UP, but that the dress will no longer stay CLOSE to your body. The back of the dress is holding the front on to you, if that makes sense. Lowering the back will compromise the structural integrity of the dress and it won’t fit the same, whether or not you add straps (which you will need to to hold the dress up). If you wanted a low back dress, you should have bought one. I would just go with the dress as-is, and do a boudoir shoot or tell your photog you really want a pic of your tat when getting dressed before youre zipped up.
Post # 8
Okay great, thank you for the photo idea! I will talk to my photographer about doing that!