Post # 1
I bought my wedding dress in a flurry of exictement and now I’m having some not exactly second thoughts, but a little re-think.
The style of the skirt is a modified trumpet, so it’s quite close to a line, but I’d like it to be more like a modified a line.
Do you think it’s worth asking whether the part where the skirt starts to flare could be slightly higher and more dramatic? The dress is yards too long so it’ll be taken up anyway, presumably from the waist).
Does anyone have any experience of this?
Post # 3
Things I’ve learned from previous experience/the Bee:
- Yes, it most definitely can be done
- Some bridal designers/shops offer to raise the skirt for you if you’re petite (showing that it can and has been done)
- It might be VERY costly depending on the number of layers your dress is, the amount of embellishment, etc.
- Seamstresses can work wonders! It can’t hurt to ask
- Here’s a great thread!
Post # 4
Thanks a million, that’s exactly what I wanted to know!
Post # 5
You’re welcome. Happy to help. 🙂
Post # 6
If it really is a trumpet where it flares at the bottom of the hip/butt, raising it will just make it an a-line, not really a modified a-line, unless you put the flare somewhere weird. Where are you wanting the flare to start? Do you have a picture of the dress (preferably from when you tried it on)?
Post # 7
I don’t actually have a picture of me in the dress, but it’s this one:
I assume that with a hem like that, the only feasible place to shorten it is by the waist? I’d like it to be an a-line, but a slim one, if that makes sense? I’m only 5’1”, so I don’t want to be cut or swamped.