(Closed) I hate my dress, but maybe this will help

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I alter my dress?
    No, keep it as is : (21 votes)
    10 %
    Yes! Dress would look better with a sweetheart : (13 votes)
    6 %
    Yes! Dress would look better with a sweetheart and sash : (90 votes)
    43 %
    No, just add a sash : (84 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    119 posts
    Blushing bee

    I LOVE the neckline the way it is. I would not change it.

    But definitely add a sash. The one in the picture is not your real dress is it? because it looks a little tight…

    But it is beautiful 🙂


    Post # 4
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Man, this is a hard one!  I am not usually a huge fan of sashes, and I *love* scalloped detailing, but the alterations in the second pic really work for this dress!  Somehow it seems to make the bust look less busy, which I think really helps the overall effect.  I’d say go for the alterations. 

    Maybe add a poll to get a better idea what others think too 🙂

    Post # 5
    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The way it loks now is great….. but id say if u have the time and the money it might be worth altering, exp if u think ud like it better

    Post # 6
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I like the top as it is, but the sash is a great idea, and there are tons of different ones out there, so you can really find one that matches your vision and adds something to the dress. Also, other accesories can work wonders!

    I had dress reget too but it all works out in the end, I promise! Judging by the picture, there are lots of pretty details in that dress! It’s lovely!

    Post # 8
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Leave the top but add a sash it will be beautiful!

    Post # 9
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I love what they did in the second picture!

    Post # 10
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Honestly, I think the dress was made to have an empty space on the torso, hence the pretty heavy lace everywhere else. Adding the sash to it makes it look busy. I think it looks better without.

    Post # 11
    447 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Ranch

    I meant to vote for just add a sash. I voted leave it as is. Sorry!  I LOVE it.  I think it is beautiful, and I like it wayy more on you and with the top as is. The sweetheart kills the dress IMO.  I think a sash would be nice, but I don’t like the one on the second picture. 

    Post # 12
    46411 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think the key here is that you said you HATE the dress as is. Although we may like it that doesn’t count if you don’t feel great in it.

    If you like the sweetheart neckline and the sash-DO IT!

    I think the dress looks beautiful either way, but the important thing is that you have a dress that you LOVE.

    Post # 13
    3501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2002

    are you kidding?! that dress is all sorts of amazing!!! i loooove it. swoon.

    Post # 14
    1352 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it actually has the same neckline but they just cut away the scallops of lace… could be my eyes playing tricks on me though….

    Post # 15
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Love how it looks in the second picture.  Makes the dress look more elegant and streamlined.

    Post # 16
    2916 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I think it looks gorgeous as-is, so I’m hesitant to suggest alterations. I think you have to decide what YOU really prefer. As far as a sash goes, is there something you really love, like, for example, sequins or lace or crystals or pearls or a particular color? Or silk, or a particular pattern like paisley or ferns or polka dots? Maybe a sash that played to something you really love would help pull the look together for you.

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