(Closed) I found my DREAM dress! Its a White by Vera Wang dress! Alterations help?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It’s gorgeous! It’s the one modeled after Chelsea Clinton’s dress, right? I have no insight into how to alter it, but it is gorgeous!

Post # 5
2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Love this one! I would have tried it on if it had been available when I was shopping

I definitely think you could raise the waist and or the bodice a bit. Since you’re shorter that would be more flattering to the petite frame anyway. Do they not sell it in petite?

There ought to be some sort of communication between David’s Bridal-Vera Wang and their alterations departments. If they’re unable to make alterations work then they should provide other options. Their whole job is to make the dress you spend money on fit your body. You’re not asking for something out of the ordinary so I think you should go to them and ask them to contact their higher ups for guidance. It’s such a beautiful dress that I’m certain their going to have to learn to make it work. Saying only brides who are 5’9″ can wear a dress is ridiculous.

Post # 7
22 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011 - A church in downtown Nashville

i have no comments that will help with alterations, but i just wanted to say my breath caught in my throat. you look beautiful!!!!!!!!

Post # 8
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Take the dress to independent seamstresses. Db is notorious for overpriced alterations and not being as willing to alter / make large changes.

Post # 9
7 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Look into the yellowpages for someone who specializes in altering gowns.. get quotes from multiple places.. in this economy finding someone who’s going to do a great job for a decent price should be a piece of cake! goodluck!!

Post # 11
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

yeah, i agree that you should go elsewhere for ideas on alterations.  Else, just wear really high heels? lol. the dress is absolutely BEAUTIFUL though!! i’m so glad you found your dream dress!! also, maybe consider making the skirt fuller with an underskirt, so it’s not dragging on the ground too? (just an idea i learned from SYTTD haha).

Post # 12
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I LOVE that dress!!  It looks fantastic on you!  I wouldn’t alter it to make the waist higher.  Maybe just add a sash if you want the torso to appear shorter.  I agree about taking it to another place to be altered.  I’m sure it can be hemmed somehow.

Post # 13
3993 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

That is a beautiful dress! It’s seriously gorgeous.

And btw, I’m 5’9 and had to get 4 inches added ON to my dress, so don’t feel bad. 😉

Post # 14
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s gorgeous! You’re gorgeous!!  I would do some sort of blingy/organza flower belt too! I just love it!

Post # 15
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a gown and went thru barbed wire to get it but I want sooo bad to try this dress on!!!  I would add an awesome crystal belt from etsy to it just for some added pop!!  It’s beautiful!  Take this pic to a seamstress for advice about how to alter the hemline, a good one should know…

Post # 16
33 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

Looks AMAZING on you!! POST MORE PICS! Would love to see more 🙂 I was going to try this dress on next week but i am only 4’11” soooooo it probably won’t work for me…I would have thought Vera would offere petite sizes or hollow to hem like most of the other designers i’ve tried.

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