(Closed) I am SO worried about my dress, help!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

pictures?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If the dress isn’t snug anymore there is enough material for it to drape in unflattering ways, so just get rid of what it is revealing. Spanx (or even firm control-top pantyhose) will smooth anything clinging to bellybutton and other tummy contours. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I also have a really short torso, and my dress looked wrinkled and weird in the stomach area when I bought it, too. Alterations made a world of difference! The waist of the dress was actually on my hips, so they brought the dress up from the middle to match the waist of the dress to my waist (and the hips to my hips), and then they took it in to fit my shape and hemmed the excess from the bottom. The skirt looked so, so, so much better, too — like the A-line it was supposed to be. 

I was so not in love with my dress when I bought it, but by the time the first alterations were done, I didn’t want to take it off! I’d talk to the seamstress about your concerns, but they should be able to handle it. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Have you tried tummy pants? it really isn’t bad….I know that is not what you see though.

You look really lovely….

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think taking in the waist will help with some of the problem.  It almost looks like the shadow you mentioned is a crease (maybe from the way it was shipped or stored).  If its not a crease that falls out when steamed I think the alteration will fix it.  The other thing you could look at is a body shaper- whether a long line bra with boning or a pair of the spanx shorts.  If the belly button thing is really bothering you, look for a bandaid and put it over your belly button.  It will instantly disappear!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think there are two reasons you’re seeing this line in the second pic, and not the first:

1. It’s a panty line–get yourself some spanx or other long line underwear and you’ll be good.

2. Lighting. I actually think you probably had this line in the first picture too but the lighting is masking it. In the first pic you’ve got side light, in the second you’ve got top light. The side light in the first pic is putting your whole front in shadow–but if you look right under your ring finger on your right hand you see that same line as in the second pic. It’s just not showing up as much because it merges into the shadows. 

Again, I think it’s just a line from your underwear, and if you wear somehing that doesn’t cut in there you’ll be good. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I see the line in both pics.

Have you made sure that all the underlying material is flat? My SIL had this problem, where the underneath material would ride up, causing creases.

No to a new dress. I’m confident this is fixable by spanx or straightening all the fabric out, maybe steaming it, or by seamtress alterations.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think good undergarments with solve the problem, your dress is beautiful!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think this dress needs boning.  I would look for a good long line bra that has boning in it, and get the dress fitted properly.  You’ll get the same effect for a better price.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t hem this gown from the waist. 

If you are anticipating having more “room” in the waist area by doing that, I caution you than you will end up with gathers/pleats, not a smooth line. The skirt gets wider as it goes down. You would have to re-taper the skirt to avoid adding gathers…… Thereby giving you the same “problem” you started with.

The solution is spanx, and hem from the bottom. If still need more room, I would have it released a bit in tummy area.

Ps… I’m a couture bridal seamstress 

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