(Closed) My dress is different than the designers picture

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7 posts
  • Wedding: April 2017

You cant tell that its different. Still looks lush though

Post # 4
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The sleeves look different, but that’s definitely something a seamstress could fix…are you wearing a belt on top of the sash or is that bling build into the dress? That’s different, too. Otherwise, it appears the same. I love your dress. It’s beautiful!

Post # 5
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hm, my concern wouldn’t be if the seamstress could get it to look  like the designers pictures, but if you were ripped off by the store where you got your dress…

Post # 6
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The only differences I see are a thinner strap and a lack of embellishment on the belt in the photo. Sometimes with look book shoots, the dress featured is pre-production and small elements might get changed with the finished product. If you want to make the straps thinner, that’s an easy fix.

Post # 7
2232 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Who is the designer and what’s the model? You can try looking up other brides wearing your dress to see what they look like. 

Post # 8
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Is your white and the model wearing ivory maybe? That could accound for why the lace stands out a little differently on the bodice on her dress, also the flash in your photo is reflecting back and washing out some of the detail, but the sleeve part looks different?

I’ve got it… I bet if you turned her around she’d have a hundred garment clips running down the length of her body, I’m willing to bet the bodice is too big on her and the cips are pulling it tight.  On the right of the photo (her left) the lace is rolling over on itself a little, making it look more narrow and on the left of the photo (her right) its tucked under her armpit.

Could a seamstress alter this?  Maybe, probably… You’d have to consult one!

Post # 9
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It looks like the dress in the designer’s photo was altered to have a smaller strap and a deeper and wider V cut. Maybe that is what you are noticing?

Post # 10
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

looks to me like the sleeves on the model r pretty much the same, there is just a small gap between her skin and the lace, so the material has curved under a little, making it look narrower, versus ur photo where the material is very flat against ur skin.

Post # 11
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I don’t think the strap is thinner, it’s just the lace rolling over because there’s a big gap between her chest and collarbone. If you like it thinner, though, you could talk to a seamstress about it and see what they say. Other than that I think it’s just lighting. 

Post # 12
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it looks a little bit different but it looks GORGEOUS on you! I think as some of the bees may have pointed out, I see 2 areas wehre it’s different: 1) the sleeves, it’s thinner on the picture and I think that’s a slightly nicer look 2) the cut/cleavage area – on the site, that looks a lot more low cut.


I think both should be something a seamsteress could fix if you wanted to be more the picture.


Congratulations though; it’s beautiful already!!

Post # 14
11 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

It looks like they pinned back the straps into a tapered look for the photo shoot. You can kind of tell because the area where it’s tapered has a smooth edge instead of the lace edge. I’m sure you could get that look in alterations if you show them the photo.

Regardless, it’s a beautiful dress! I love the lace detail. Congrats! 🙂

Post # 15
1529 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

 To me it looks like the tucked the extra lace on the front into the cups of the dress

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