Post # 1
My dress came in and I finally got a chance to try it on! It was amazing! The dress was super comfortable and I’m so happy with it. Here’s Maggie Sottero Dallas Marie (keep in mind it’s wicked wrinkly). The dress originally comes with a sash and bow combo, but I had them snip it off in the store and instead I’m adding this Alfred Angelo Grape sash.
Here’s my mild dilemma: it feels like I’m too far forward in the dress at the bottom – like my feet rest right up against the front of my dress and it doesn’t billow out like I would like. How can I fix this? Oh, and I’m slightly embarrassed about my back fat action, so I think I’ll have it a little looser at the top next time
Post # 3
I think that some fluffing with a steamer will help poof it out some, you also might try a small crinoline and see if you like it. Usually they will let you try it on with your dress to see if you like it.
The back fat may not be the tightness it may be the cut of the dress (you look amazing in the dress btw)
Post # 4
WOW! The idea of cutting the dress into a V like that is awesome! I’m going to ask my seamstress if we can do it…because it definitely seems like the cut now that you mention it! Thanks!!
Post # 5
Yay! Your dress is super beautiful on you! I could see a crinoline making a difference for the dress, certainly.
Post # 6
I ♥ the dress on you! It’s stunning! A bit o’ crinoline would probably be just what it needs to add a smidge of poof. As for the back, I sure wish designers would start incorporating the v-cut back more often in thier designs, instead of us always having to pay the extra expense of having them altered that way. I love MS but hers are notorious for this! You are a perfect example of a girl with NO back fat AT ALL that magically gets “back fat” when she puts on a dress with this type of cut! The the woman somehow thinks it’s HER and not the dress. *sigh*
Post # 7
Thanks ladies!! I love the dress and am definitely going to get the seamstress to v-back it. I didn’t notice it at all while wearing it, but the pictures show it a ridiculous amount! Luckily the shop I bought my dress from does free alterations, so hopefully it’s something they can do relatively easily.
Post # 8
Beautiful dress. A crinoline or hoop would fix your problem.
Post # 9
Wear a puffy slip under it
Post # 10
I love the dress. It is so beautiful, but I think that crinoline will make your issue with the dress go away 🙂 Again amazing dress. You look great.
Post # 11
Very pretty! Some crinoline will do the job.
Post # 12
Crinoline will be good, not a hoop skirt though.