(Closed) My China Dress Came…Opinions, Please!!! (Pic Heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hmmm… Appears to be an easy fix… Take it to a seamstress and see!

 

Looks beautiful, by the way.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@missaliam:  Have you tried the dress on? Maybe a picture of you in it (face visible or not) may help determine if it needs tweaking. Height/shape helps in that aspect.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Great buy! It looks like you need to experiment with the waistband a bit to see where the most flattering placement is. I’m sure it will be an easy alteration though!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Have you tried it on? A pic of you in it would be more helpful for us to give advice. πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

try it on and see which way you like it better, it won’t cost much to get it changed locally!! 

Post # 8
Hostess
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would try it on and go from there!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

How is the over all fit and comparison to the original dress?

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

$150 is a great deal for that dress!  I recommend taking it to an experienced seamstress to go over options for alterations – they can work wonders!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it’s a beautiful dress but the waist band is a little low and a little long. It’s a great foundation to start from though, and better to have too much dress than not enough to work with! 

 

Good luck!

Post # 14
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@missaliam:  nice dress! I agree that the band at the waist seems to be a little too low, and definitely a crinoline would work wonders on the skirt! 

Side note- you mentioned a senior recital. Are you a music student? I’m a piano teacher now, but went to school for Bridesmaid or Best Man, mm, and DMA in piano perf!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@missaliam:  Yep, with the pics, I’d say definitely get the waistband shortened, even more than you did in the second one. Otherwise it looks great! As a pp said, a crinoline might give it some lovely oomph if you wanted it.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@missaliam:  Agree with @arabbel: on this. Definitely can be tweaked with the crinoline added and the waist shortened (you could shorten it by almost half the length of that section and probably still be ok). Otherwise, it’s a beautiful dress! πŸ™‚

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