(Closed) How can I alter this dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

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rosebuddy :  I actually think the belted waist dress, with the belt, looks very good on you. Can you post a pic with out the belt?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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rosebuddy :  just like a hem, a torso can often be shortened, but not lengthened. It’s best to buy a dress with a long enough torso, and then shorten appropriately. that said, your dress does not look like it’s short in the waist on you – it’s hitting you at the natural waist (which is where most ballgowns these days hit). the dress that you posted that you liked better is actually a drop-waist, and not a natural waist. just two different silhouettes – not your dress fitting improperly. the natural waist dresses are definitly the trendier of the two fits at the moment, and i think it looks lovely on you (:

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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rosebuddy :  the only trouble with the straps idea is that might make the dress too low on your bust. i think you should wait and see what it looks like minus the belt – the belt is pretty wide, so removing it and gaining back those couple of inches might be enough to get the look you’re wanting. you can also turn the dress inside out and see if there’s any seam allowance between the bodice and skirt. if you’re *really* lucky then maybe there’s a decent seam allowance and the bodice can be lengthened after all (but designers don’t usually add any seam allowance in the bodice/skirt seam like they do in the side seams).

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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rosebuddy :  when I said the bust would be too low, I didn’t mean that it would be too revealing – I meant that the cup in the dress would actually be too low; it wouldn’t be centered on your boobs correctly. The dress has a shaped bust – if you drop the dress down, your boobs will no longer sit in the space designed for them in the dress.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I think the dress looks lovely as is. Hopefully taking off the belt will make it look more like what you’re hoping for. I think in the meantime you shouldn’t worry too much about what else you can do – wait til you’ve seen it without the belt.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I agree with the previous commenters! It will be easier to see when the belt is removed, and it may be possible to add a new belt lower on the waist, but it all depends on where the waist seam is located. If the waist seam is placed where the belt it currently, there’s not a lot that can be done. The dress as it is is beautiful and you look gorgeous, so hopefully you can team up with a good seamstress to get the dress to where you’re happy with it!! 

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