Post # 1
Hello all. I have been looking for a feminine, romantic, flowy wedding dress. There are LOTS to choose from, but not so much if you’re an hourglass shape. Empire makes me look pregnant, Fit-and-Flare over-accentuates my curves (as does trumpet). I need something with substantial support on the top, which is found in almost every singe ball gown. So. I love the look of Maggie Sottero Chardonnay and am wondering if I just removed a few layers of the tulle, would it turn into what I’ve been looking for? Because the top layer is organza, I am not so concerned w/it laying funny.
Any guesses as to how (in)correct this theory may be?
Post # 3
talk to your seamstress. you can easily cut out a lot of the tulle, and then you might need to take in the skirt just a little so it doesn’t fall weirdly.
also, have you tried this dress on? i’m guessing the model is wearing a hoop, in which case it would definitely be easy to have the dress fall flatter.
Post # 4
Have you been able to go into a store and try it on?
It may not even be as full as the pictures show. Often they add even more crinoline to make the dress that full.
One of my top contenders is actually a dress that comes with a hoop and lots of tulle. Here’s the picture on the model:
And here it is on me with hoop removed and tulle pulled back and away:
Post # 5
i haven’t yet done it, so i’m probably not much help, but i have the exact same situation (and body type) and every consultant i’ve spoken to while dress shopping has said it is an easy alteration. I agree with you though it makes me nervous to buy a dress that way because you never know exactly if it will turn out the way you think/hope.
For now, i’m still looking for that perfect ballgown style not-a-ballgown dress 🙂
Post # 6
@KatNYC2011: This is one beautiful dress! I may have to hunt it down in my area…
Post # 7
@evangeline: The designer is Sassi Holford. Her dresses are great! I’m a cuvry gal too, Narrow waist and broad hips.
Most flattering dresses I’ve tried on are dropped waist or modified A-line.
The overlay on the Sassi Holford is organza as well (design is called Heidi).
Post # 8
I haven’t tried it on yet due to the fact there is no sample within 50 miles of me. It has been posted by real brides on other sites; it’s not quite as full, but it’s definitely a ball gown.
Post # 9
see if your local Maggie Sottero dealer can borrow the sample for you to try (if I recognized the photo correctly). I’m an hourglass and I’m wearing a trumpet shape. I thought I wanted an A-line or ballgown to balance my chest but dress after dress it’s been mermaid/trumpet for my body shape. My advice is try on dresses of all shapes before you set your heart on a picture.