Post # 1
Hi bees! I’ve been lurking on these boards for a while and I’ve found so many helpful things I finally decided to join and begin asking some questions of my own. Here’s to my first post!
So, after months of searching, I think I’ve finally decided on a dress 😀 Allure 2302.
I tried it on the first time I ever went dress shopping and loved it, but wanted to keep trying dresses. Finally when I came back to it, I knew it was the one. There’s just one thing: I’m not comfortable with the low sweetheart neckline. I’d like a slight dip, but the plunge in this dress is just too much for me. I don’t have a big chest at all and I know I’d be self-conscious about it all night with dancing and pictures and I just don’t want to worry about that on my wedding day.
So my question to you is this: do you think altering the neckline is possible? I’d like to remove the weird knot thing in the middle and make the dip less dramatic. Please excuse my horrible Photoshop skills, but here’s an example:
I do think the original neckline is prettier, but I’d feel so much more comfortable with the changes. Are alterations like this possible? Expensive? Would they be done through the designer or would I have to take the dress to a seamstress?
Thanks so much for your help!!
Post # 3
do what you feel best in! I love sweetheart neck lines but if you dont then have it altered, looks like you fixed it yourself! Picture is kind of blurry so hard to see, but looks ok
Post # 4
I think that alteration could be very difficult/expensive to do. There may not be enough fabric to do it, unless you order more fabric from the designer. It’s much easier to go from straight to sweetheart neckline because you have too much fabric.
Another option it to have them put in a lace or sheer modesty panel underneath the sweetheart.
Post # 5
@ChemistryBride: exactly what I was going to write.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
i think it’s perfect the way it is, but obviously you need to be comfortable with your dress on the day. have you considered adding a lace neckline?
something like this?
Post # 7
@Adams_bee: I love this idea as a solution, it’s soo lovely. Probably much less expensive/ time consuming too.
I agree that the straight neckline looks better on you doll. You know your body!
Post # 8
I am certain that the alterations you want can be done.
I have a similar problem- my dress had a VERY low sweetheart neckline and I have a very, very large bust. The seamstress ordered extra of the fabric and is going to add a new layer to the top, basically making a higher sweetheart. The bust is pleated much like yours, but with different fabric, and they gave me the option of adding the extra with flat fabric or copying the pleats. I opted for copying the pleats.
I’m not sure how well I’m explaining that, but the moral of the story is a good seamstress can make that adjustment!
Post # 9
The designer will sometimes agree to change the beckline for a few hundered when you order it..
Post # 10
@Adams_bee: OMG that dress is TO DIE FOR! Do you know who it is?
Post # 11
How about using a piece of the same color tulle to create a sheer part in the deepest part of the sweetheart that way it still shows the sweetheart neckline but with a sheer tulle over the “cleavage” part you would be concerned with……does that make any sense?!
Post # 12