Post # 1
hello! i’m new to weddingbee and i’m hoping you all can help. i am getting married july 2010 and got engaged this past january. i’ve been looking for a dress these past 2 months and finding one under $2000 was not easy in a big city like atlanta where top designers have their own salons here.
i finally found one while out with my best friends and bridesmaids. i stepped out in it and knew it was the one until… i saw the back. the back was… a surprise which i thought i was okay with but now i cringe everytime i see it. i truly do love the ruffles, its a romantic surprise to a modern dress but those square flaps above it, ugh.
i’d go into detail but i’ll just attach the pictures. first of all, the pearl buttons won’t be there (i ordered without) and i’m looking for a new broach for the front. to fix the back i’m thinking of putting more satin fabric under the flaps or over them. i think the round shape of the cut-out looks kind of strange too. i don’t think i’ll be able to get the designer to fix it but i might want to take it to a separate tailor.
what do you think? i need honest opinions!
Post # 3
Your pics didn’t show up! Maybe give a link to the dress if you can’t get your pics to work!
Post # 4
uh oh i tried to attach the file from just a windows picture file and it won’t upload, how to upload pics onto the website???
Post # 5
There should be a bar to browse files and upload them below the submit button when you leave a comment to your thread now. i would just use that
Post # 6
You may need to resize the photos before you can post them. Often times if they are too big, there will be a red X and "denied".
Can’t wait to see it!
Post # 7
Hmmm I see what you’re saying about the odd flaps. Is there a way to just sew them together and to the rest of the dress so they are not flaps but just part of the dress? I really do love the front and the ruffles.
Post # 8
I totally agree with Meowkers. Maybe sew the flaps together? The flaps look a little odd, but I do like the ruffles in the back. They make the dress kinda different and unique.
Post # 9
It’s a really gorgeous dress, but you’re right, the back is odd. What I really want to do is cut those tabs off and just continue the ruffle all the way up to right below the butt.
Post # 10
love love love the front… and because i feel so strongly about that i found the back a bit of a let down. style wise im clueless to offer any advise so i leave it to the others but i really thing the front is beautiful.
Post # 11
Amandopolis gave you my suggestion… I’d like to just do away with the "flap" and continue the ruffles upward. The front is totally amazing, and I actually do like the ruffles!
Welcome to the hive!
Post # 12
I love the front and had no idea how the back could be weird, but I understand your concern. I’m not so fond of the ruffles… when they try to add interesting trains to dresses… sometimes they end up looking like fish tails. Thus, I would say you sort of have a fish tail going on…
Post # 13
Hi, I agree with Amandopolis and Doctorgirl on having the ruffles sans flap. I wasn’t expecting the ruffles either, but I like them …I also think they will look REALLY fun bustled. Did you talk to the store’s seamstress when you were there about what they might be able to do?
Welcome and you should drop by the Atlanta boards, we are trying to put together a meetup this summer! 🙂
Post # 14
I think sewing the flaps together would solve the problem. And I have to say, I love the dress on you!
Post # 15
I love the front, it looks amazing on you, but yeah, I agree with the other bees, the back is a bit different, I would see if your seamstress could add the same fabric onto the back & get rid of the "flaps"….my guy thought the front was "hot" too…:)….or like caitlanc said, maybe sew them together….the front is so beautiful, you have to be able to do something with the back so it can look great too.
Post # 16
I’m not an expert seamstress – does anyone think a bustle would help make the pattern look less noticeable?
The front looks really beautiful though!