Post # 1
Okay, bees, I need your honest opinion.
My dress has a lacy neckline and is pretty low-cut. However, I am also unendowed in the cleavage department.
I have a few options of what I can do:
1. Line the lace like this bride (I will definitely be doing this):
2. Or also add a small piece of lace to the middle like this bride (note that she doesn’t have the lace lined at all, but I will have):
The dilemma is that little piece of lace is going to cost me $150 (I have to order it from the designer; it’s a very unusual color in addition to the style). And, in order for it to get here in time, I have to order it now. So I can’t wait to see what the dress looks like after my second fitting.
Here is basically what the dress will look like on me once it’s fitted, except that the lace you see will be lined! (It is unlined in this photo, but imagine it like option 1 above.)
I will also be using some strong double-sided tape to make sure it lays flat and in place.
Do you think it’s too low-cut? Should I order the extra lace?
Post # 3
I do not know your style or the vision for your wedding, but I do not think the dress is too low-cut. I would definitely add the lace lining though!
Post # 4
First, I really like your dress 🙂 I voted Line the lace only, but I do see that at the first photo the lace looks thicker than 2nd photo and on you.
It’s almost as if the first bride is wearing something underneath, so it doesn’t seem that low-cut to me! On the other photos the lace does look a bit sheer.
Post # 5
I think if the lace is lined like the last photo you showed it will look very pretty and elegant. I also think you being less endowed then some makes it even more okay, your boobs won’t be hanging out all over. 🙂
Post # 6
Sorry, completely missunderstood what you are asking!!! Just re read everything and I still think its not too low cut!
Post # 7
I wouldnt do anything other than line it. But if you didn’t line it, I dont think it would be a big deal since your not busty in the first place.
So no, not low cut
Post # 8
It’s beautiful! I voted for line and add lace only because my mantra is: you never regret showing less skin rather than more 🙂
Post # 9
I think it will probably look best (classic and demure without seeming matronly) with both, but I would start with the lining, and then move around in it a bit and try to get a sense of whether it could slip or move around at all. You know how tabloids are always taking photos of celebrities who didn’t quite realize that the day’s events would cause their dress from showing just a hint of side-boob to “wow so that’s basically the whole side of your boob huh?” …and how many brides hike up and readjust themselved constantly because of the same reasons… and some do get back photos that show a less-demure result than they hoped (though even in this case, there’s photoshop!)
but still, I’d rather err in the demure direction, especially since the bride who paneled there does not look dowdy at all. So, after lining, I’d try to get a little swatch of lace to play with (doesn’t have to be the $150 you may choose to actually buy, this is just to help you decide) and after seeing how much the dress could move around on me (taking into account any potential weightloss too), I’d see whether adding any of it to the middle could help me be more confident that my dress will stay in the range of provocativeness I intend and not exceed it. I might decide that the little swatch of lace could be a little smaller and trim it a bit.
(oh and $150 for that teeny bit of lace? Holy geez. Are you sure you couldn’t find a seamstress who could source a tiny piece of fabric…maybe even silk… in the right color that would look just as beautiful there? Because that price seems like highway robbery to me!)
Post # 10
I think either way is gorgeous and appropriate. Ive always loved that dress but didnt go with my theme or venue.
Post # 11
It’s too low cut for my taste and I would add the extra lace, but it’s whatever you like. It doesn’t look bad or anything, I just don’t like low cut myself. But if you like it it is a beautiful dress and looks great on you
Post # 12
Is the original completely without the middle lace piece? If so, then it’s probably too low cut, particularly if you’ll feel uncomfortable.
I think either option is nice, but if you already know which one you’re going with, go with that one.
*EDIT: Oh, now I see what you’re talking about on the original neckline. No, I don’t think it’s too low cut at all. I like the way it looks lined much better than with the tiny overpriced piece of lace in the middle.
Post # 13
I would line the lace. Personally without it, I think it’s a bit too low!
Post # 14
I think just lining the lace. It doesn’t look like you are popping out or anything…. Just tone down the sheerness of it and I think you are good to go!
Post # 15
Don’t touch it! Jenny knows what she is doing 😉
Post # 16
@FauxBoho: Haha! That is a very valid point. 😉 (The lining actually comes with the dress as an option so I feel like it is Jenny-approved.)