Post # 1
(First, please disregard the fact that the belt of jewels is sewn onto the dress crooked, haha. It arrived that way from the designer but will be fixed.)
So, I just got my dress in and tried it on to play with different veils. Wearing the actual size 6 as opposed to the size 14 sample, though, I feel like my hips are a bit too … hippy?
When I go in for alterations next month, I’m thinking about asking the seamstress to start the flare of the dress about five or so inches higher. Can that be done, though? I don’t think it can. It doesn’t look like I’ve got enough material there to “let out.”
Anyone have insight on that sort of alteration?
Post # 3
I think you look great! But if you are self concious, have you thought about shapewear?
Post # 4
Mermaids are supposed to make you look, well, not hippy, but like you have some hips, girl! I think you work it!
Post # 5
@riakd: whoa, I think you look good!
Post # 6
@riakd: LOVE IT, don’t fix a thing. Totally accentuates your curves, in a good way! and it looks AMAZING 🙂
Post # 7
@riakd: I don’t see huge hips on you at all. Of course, the photo is taken from that perfect hip-slimming angle.
It sounds like you want to alter it from a mermaid to a trumpet. My issue with this is that making the skirt flare higher will actually accentuate your hips even more (since your hips/legs aren’t going to “taper” like it does in a mermaid). check out this thread to see an illustration: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/mermaid-or-trumpet-need-advice#axzz2SqR84A2E
If yo are that concerned with over-emphasizing your hips, you could look into altering the skirt to a straighter column/sheath) or adding more crinoline to make the flare bigger.
Post # 8
@riakd: I think you look absolutely gorgeous, keep the dress as is. Women have hips and they are lovely! The dress shows the shape of your body in a beautiful way.
Post # 9
@riakd: You have a beautiful hourglass shape! Mermaids are supposed to define your curves and the dress does it perfectly! Mermaids only look good on girls with curves…. You don’t need to change a thing it’s perfect!
Post # 10
You look SEXY! The whole point of mermaids/trumpets/F&F is to emphasize the hips and make you vavavoom! The best thing you can do is make it as tight as possible so it emphasizes your natural body shape and wear shapewear if you really feel lumpy rather than curvy, but I promise you, you don’t look it…but I know from personal experience how what other people see may not be what we feel like in our heads…I wore Spanx on my wedding day even though I didn’t need it and it made no difference just because it made me feel more confident
Post # 11
I hope you take this as a compliment, but I thought the picture was of a mannequin wearing the dress because it looked so perfect and then I had to double take because I realized nope it’s a real person and beautiful bride.
I don’t think you need to alter it, it’s classy and sexy at the same time. However, I would recommend trying spanx, I wear them under every dress for a little shaping.
Post # 12
Thank you for the feedback, ladies!
In case this helps any, here’s a photo from a different angle. Only other angle I have. (I felt bad to have the girl in the store go paparazzi on me, haha)
Post # 13
You look amazing, not “hippy” at all.
Post # 14
You have a really beautiful shape in that dress – remember we are our own worst critic:(
Post # 15
@riakd: You have a lovely pear shape. So that’s why you see “hippy” in these photos (it comes with the territory). Instead of altering the skirt, how about moving the empire detail down to your natural waist.
I am a pear, as well, and fitted empire waists look terrible on me. This is because they highlight the imbalance between my chest size and hips/bum size. Natural waist gowns, on the other hand, tend to look much better since it elongates my torso area without making my bottom half look wonky.
This = big no for me: This = much better/more balanced:
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I think you have a lovely, feminine shape. i would kill for those hips! Don’t change anything!