(Closed) I think I look awful in my gown. Help!!!

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Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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gettingmarried18 :  some examples of how the sleeves could be reattached at an angle

 

 

Inspired by Liz Taylor ‘s angled out straps and sleeves (you have similar shoulder shape)

 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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gettingmarried18 :  its a beautiful dress and you are stressing out too early over the fit. The seamstress will let it out where needed and take it out where needed and it will be breathtakingly beautiful on you!

I too have more sloped and rounded shoulders. I find that sitting the inside sleeve to start right on the edge of my shoulder really gives me a great silhouette and décolletage. You should definitely play around with that at your next fitting. 

Another suggestion would be to try a hoop for a fit and flair/mermaid style dress. I did that with mine and I found it created more balance from my waist down and helped keep the fabric of my dress from sitting too close to my lower tummy area. I usually wear spanks and a slip with most dresses these days because it helps everything glid over my lower tummy which is my problem area. I think that option may work for you too.

You honestly picked a beautiful dress and I’m hugely envious of your tiny waist and hourglass figure. You will feel and look beautiful on your big day. Trust the alteration process!

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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gettingmarried18 :  just saw you post with the back of the dress.  Repositioning the sleeve may be difficult but you have other options

I had an extra strip (an inch literally) of fabric added to my sleeve on my wedding dress to make it hit where I usually like. You could look into that option too. Adding some lace appliqué to soften the sleeve could work also.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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BalletParker :  good examples!  I have sloping and rounded shoulders wirh a larger tummy. That style of sleeve always balances me out. I’m loving that dresses with off the shoulder sleeves are in fashion at the moment…I’ve purchased too many dresses over the last year because too many are flattering and seem to do the right things for me! Usually I struggle to buy dresses so its been lovely to have choice although my bank account may beg to differ ๐Ÿ˜‡

Post # 21
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Busy bee

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gettingmarried18 :  since you have 2-3 months I reckon you could lose a stone – stone and a half fairly easily which would make a good bit of difference and (as long as you’re not really tall) should change the look dramatically! Good luck! I have previously lost over 7 stone (and kept it off) if you want any help or tips xx

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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gettingmarried18 :  

Beautiful dress!  As the others have said, it’s just a matter of proper alterations.  Once that’s done, your gown will be lovely.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

once the alterations get handled and you have on the proper undergarments it will fit like a glove. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee

This is NOT snark, but I tink you should stand up straighter- The dress lovely and I know you will be a beautifl bride.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I think you look lovely! It is hard to get an idea of how it will look before alterations. And, I looove the back, too. I love the idea of adding some trim to give the straps a slightly more angled look. I think your seamstress may let out the seams a little in a few spots, but everyone needs alterations to their dresses! That’s ok! And, word to the wise with shapewear. If you need/want it, take yourself and your dress to a proper lingerie store (key- take the dress with you!). Some shapewear really seems to bunch up, roll, create lumps in the worst spots! I ended up with Rago shapewear, after several shapewear failures. It looked totally like old lady girdle/shapewear (not snarky at old ladies- I feel pretty old right now ๐Ÿ˜Š), but it was the best shapewear ever!

You look great! You have a beautiful gown! Enjoy it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Post # 26
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Busy bee

Just read back a few comments and want to ask people something, why are you telling this lady she is an hourglass? She’s an apple (NOTHING wrong with that, just truth) if you lie to her about her shape why would she trust your opinion on whether she looks nice?? I think if her dress fitted properly with a small amount of weight loss if she wanted she would look lovely, especially if she puts a petticoat underneath to balance out her belly.

 

Why do people think its nice to lie and hope to be trusted? I just don’t understand! 

Post # 27
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Busy bee

I like the straps the way they are, and I like the back! I actually don’t think it looks that bad the way it is, particularly since the alterations haven’t even started yet. I’d just speak to the seamstress about our concerns, and see what can be done.

myself, if something is up I can’t even wait a week before starting on a B plan. Not saying you need one, but if you want to do something now, I’d call the shop, tell them your concerns and ask if they have any off the rack possibilities if you had to get another dress. I wouldn’t panic yet, and I’m queen of the panic, believe me! Dresses often don’t look perfect until they have a few alteration adjustments. Hang in there!

Post # 28
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Busy bee

It will look great, once it is steamed and fitted.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee

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gettingmarried18 :  If you decide you’d like to try other options, I think an A-line dress with wide neckline and bell sleeves would look beautiful; something like this:

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

You look great in your dress, Its hard to judge without the final look- hair done, makeup, veil, bling etc.all these things play into the look and change the dress to ‘wow!’.

Your style of dress is notoriously hard to pull off, it’s so fitted and only has a slight flare, so many women would be extra judgemental of themselves in this particular silhouette. 

Do you feel good in this dress? Can you see yourself dancing in it, feeling confident? The most important thing is how you feel in it. If you’re not 100% happy then I’d keep looking. Once you find ‘the one’, it doesn’t matter your shape, you’ll feel amazing in it. GL.

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