(Closed) I need help with my dress

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 16
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Helper bee

I like the top of 3 and bottom of 4.

Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Picture 2 is quite nice actually. Keep the beaded belt-like thing. Also, before you totally toss it–try it on while wearing a corset-like undergarment and for heavens’ sake steam the dress!

I made every single prom dress my best friend and I ever wore to every dance. It always looks tacky until you’ve steamed and/or ironed out every. single. fold. that happened while the dress was being constructed. It’s amazing how much shine, proper drape, and pleat relies on this one finishing step. It can completely transform your dress.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I said it before in different threads, I got mine at a second hand store and it cost me $19.99 I love it.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

I like the second picture a ton. I think it looks unique and flattering. That being said if you don’t feel beautiful in it, its not too late to look around. 

Goodwill/thrift stores, craigslist, department stores, even check bridal stores and ask for their most marked down dresses. Ask around to friends and coworkers to see if anybody knows of someone wanting to get rid of a dress. You never know what you might stumble across. Definitely come up with a budget, even if its small at this point so you know what you can do. 

Good luck, op!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

i would scrap the top and make it into a formal skirt (no lace).  pair it with a tank, or sweater, or camisole, or even bustier/corset.  the fabric itself is gorgeous– love the color, sheen, and flow of it.  

a skirt would be an option that you could wear again in teh future, further justifying the high cost of the material. 

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

beautiful32:  I like #2 the most and think the band on the waist is most flattering.  Are you set on having this cut for the skirt? If not, I think cleaner lines work better for the type of satin material you have.  If it’s possible to change the skirt and pull it in, maybe you can do something like the ones below?  

… Or just leave the lace:

Post # 24
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Worker bee

The actual base of the dress is really pretty. The lace is what is throwing me off. The color doesn’t really flow well with it and the pattern is kind of large. I think you should try a different lace or just leave it plain with a sparkly belt. Making the waist defined really helps.

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

beautiful32:  I ordered mine from David Bridal in Nov and even though they told me four months, I just got an email that it was in. Took 4 weeks and was only $300

Post # 27
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Helper bee

I like number 2!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Keep it simple. The lace all over the bodice like number 2 but not dangling below your natural waist. No other embellishments on the skirt. Maybe get a fully blinged out belt to go with it. I think that would look great! I love the all over lace in the bodice and the plain clean bottom of the last one. 

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