(Closed) Low Cut Solutions?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1227 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not normally one for cleavage being on any way on display at a wedding (I’m definitely not prim and proper, but I always feel like really exposed gowns make me a little uncomfortable), but I think you have a beautiful shape and while you have definite cleavage, you’re not “exposed”. You may find that you can use some sort of undergarment or sewn-in cups that will minimize your bust a bit if you’d like.

Post # 4
2156 posts
Buzzing bee

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keepcalm101:  it’s definitely boobie, but i don’t think it’s TOO boobie. BUT, if you want to cover the boobs a bit, i’d suggest adding a panel of illusion tulle. illusion tulle panels are very trendy right now, it will give you a bit of coverage without totally covering you completely.

Post # 5
226 posts
Helper bee

While your boobs look good in this photo, if it were me this would be too much boob for my wedding day. I second your seamstress’s opinion that you should find a similar fabric and add a panel. She is right that finding an exact match will be tricky. I suggest taking your dress to the fabric store (a big one with a wide selection) and looking for a match on your own. You will work harder to find a match than she will. She also likely uses a handful of fabric wholesalers which limits her selection. You can go to 5 different fabric stores and search for any brand of fabric you like. Don’t be afraid to combine two layers of fabric and create your crochet look.

If you can’t find matching fabric you’re left with doing an overlay of some kind. For example you could find similar (but not matching) fabric and add the center panel. You would then add a lace overlay to the entire bodice. That would mask the fabric differences in an attractive way. You could also do ruching over the bodice. The waist belt is a natural dividing line for the overlay.

Good luck and please post the final result!

Post # 6
3106 posts
Sugar bee

What are the key things you like about the dress? I ask because just in case you don’t find a satisfying solution to the cleavage situation, there is a good possibility you could find another alternative with a reasonable price, and fast enough. 

Post # 7
892 posts
Busy bee

How about finding a nice beaded or lace trim and just have her sew it around the neck and down the V with the edge just overhanging to narrow the gap?  Lots of dresses have a beaded edging. You could do silver to match your belt or white, or crystal beading  There is all kinds at the fabric store.  Its beautiful either way.

Post # 9
1949 posts
Buzzing bee

Could you buy a second dress? spending another $40 to have the exact fabric is a good investment!

or exchange the dress for one that is slightly bigger so you can alter the neckline to cover you up more?

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by Lokie85.
Post # 11
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I love someone’s suggestion of adding a tulle panel I think that would look beautiful rather then trying to find an exact match to the fabric. A nice tulle panel would give you the modesty you want without messing up how beautiful the dress is. 

Post # 12
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I agree – some sheer fabric that matched a veil may be a good option!!

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