Post # 1
need your opinion on how my dress will look best. It’s a slight a-line at the moment, but I am playing with the idea of making it more fitted. which way do you think flatters my figure the most?
Will be altering to a sweetheart neckline too….
Brutally honest feedback welcomed! I live away from all my family and friends, so happy to hear it as it is from you.
A-line (as is):
Or altered to be a slimmer line sheath fit:
Post # 3
I like slimmer fit. It’d be cute if it flared out a little bit on the bottom the way you’re holding it in the picture.
Post # 4
@Soontobe_MrsT: Slimmer fit! With a flare at the bottom, it would suit the dress and you.
Post # 5
Nice dress… I think if you are to alter it, could it be altered so that it gives more shape to your figure? You’ve got a nice waistline – and the dress could curve in with that.
If the dress can’t be altered to do that, I think it still gives you some shape in the style that it is
Post # 6
Thanks guys – you don’t think my waist is too thick for the slim fit? I initially thought the a-line gave me a better hourglass look as the wider skirt contrasted with my waist…
Post # 7
I think the a-line gives you more of an hourglass shape that you lose with the slimmer fit but it looks like I’m in the minority.
Post # 8
I kinda see what you mean but think the slimmer fit will give you more an hourglass shape if the material at the bottom can be left to give a definite flare.
Post # 9
definitely the slim fit! It totally changes the look of the dress and makes you look 10 pounds lighter!!!!
Post # 10
I really like the look of this dress when it’s slim fit. You have a nice figure, and the slim fit really helps to show that. I would go with the slim fit!
Post # 11
i like the a-line too- have you tried it with a crinoline slip underneath? it made a world of a difference with my dress!!
Post # 12
i think i like it a bit slimmer. it’s a beautiful dress.
Post # 13
I do like it with the slimmer fit and second the thought of trying a crinoline slip underneath!
Post # 14
I think you’ll be fine with altering the neckline to be a sweetheart. However, I would not attempt to alter the skirt. I think the A-line does exactly what your gut instincts are telling you — it makes your waist look smaller, and it provides more contrast. I also would be concerned that those very narrow tiers that overlay your dress would pucker and not provide as smooth of a silhouette as the original A-line. This has nothing to do with your figure but with the original design of this gown. I think there is a reason the designer did not make this dress to be a fit-and-flare.
Post # 15
The top seems poorly fit/baggy. If that were properly fitted, I think A-line looks more bridal, since that dress is already on the less-formal side.
Post # 16
I like it more fitted. I did the same thing to mine.