Post # 1
Hi all! I have found a dress I love — the Nicole Miller Janey gown — but am not sure how it will end up fitting.
In stock photos, it looks like the top is supposed to lay flat and not bunch underneath the chest (see below). But in the photos I’ve seen of real brides wearing the dress, the top almost looks a bit loose as the fabric on top is bunching or moving around (kind of how it looks in the photo of me above, though it is unaltered and not in my size). I would definitely have cups sewn to make it more fitted around the bust, but I’m not sure if that will keep the fabric in place.
Should I trust the photos of real brides or do you think I could get it altered to fit me more like it does on the model? Any general tips on figuring out how a dress is really going to fit after alterations? Thank you!!
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Post # 2
I don’t have any advice but you have an absolutely gorgeous figure and that dress is beautiful so I think it would be fine xx
Post # 3
Looks very elegant! Try adding a brooch to the sash.
Post # 4
Looks like the top is leaving room for bigger breasts on real brides (than the model). You’ll have to fill it out (cups, chicken fillets?) Or have it altered to fit you better.
It looks great by the way! So unique and elegant, without being trashy sexy. Its georgous!
Post # 5
That dress is AMAZING on you. I am sure they can fit it perfectly with alterations, although I’m no expert so can’t really comment on that – sorry
Post # 7
Beuatiful. Agree with ozgirlie above! And sorry, but completely disagree wth ristai. sash and dress do not need blingy brooches IMO.
Post # 8
Agreed. With a little alteration, this is perfect for you. Congrats!
Post # 9
Model has a longer torso than you do that’s why it lays flat. This should be a relatively simple alteration.
Post # 10
It’s gorgeous on you! I think with alterations it will fit smoother. Congrats on a dream dress!
Post # 12
So just out of curiosity I Google nicole miller Janey real brides, and I guess I don’t see what you’re talking about, all the ones I saw look fitted? Anyway, don’t worry, any seamstress should be able to make it more fitted for you!
Post # 13
It looks lovely on you and could be worn as it is, but i agree it’s very slightly creased under the bust, which shouldn’t happen with a smallish bust like yours. The dress does sit quite low on your body. Isn’t it just a case of raising the straps a bit, and taking the rib area in a little?
The champagney colour looks pretty on you. Overall this is a great choice!
Post # 14
On stock photos, the model has probably been pinned in really tight, and then photoshopped. But with the dress altered to your body properly it should lay fairly smooth. It will depend on how structured the dress is, if there’s no boning at all then it cannot lay completely flat when you move, but if it does then that will help it lay flat. But it is a really pretty dress either way and it’s a great choice!
Post # 15
Wow, thanks so much you guys I wasn’t sure about it but feel more confident now!
I did some digging. I looked up the name of the gown on Facebook and saw some salons that posted pictures from weddings. I wish there was a better resource for real photos of dresses!
Thank you, I hope those fixes will help!
Yeah, there is very little structure so the material from the bust kind of goes straight down. I think it has to move in order for me to move..