Post # 1
Hey Ladies! So, I just got my dress (yay!) and I LOVE it! After I purchesed it I keep looking at the designers website because there was just something a little bit differnet about the dress when I tried it on and the picture on the website (see pictures below)
Now, I don’t know if I should be concerned? (because I like the picture on the website a bit more) Does this look like something a seamstress could fix later? If not, like what do I do? Do dresses generally look a bit different in the store than online? I mean the one I tried on the lace was way further extended than the picture online. It was also too big…I don’t know…feeling a bit confused!
Post # 3
You cant tell that its different. Still looks lush though
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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 # 13
First off, thank you! I love this dress (Allure 8968) And its from the new collection so I don’t think anyone has pics with it yet…
The part that stands out to me as different is that the lace and bodice don’t line up as much on the dress I tried on vs the one on the website…I wanted to see if anyone else noticed it before mentioning that. I’m actually making it 3/4 sleeve so the thinner straps isn’t an issue, just like how much the lace and bodice don’t line up…
and yes, I was trying on different belts in the pictures…trying to decide if I want a little bling… Will take opinions on that too!
And again, I love the dress regardless, but of course you start to nitpick and wonder…lol
Post # 14
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
To me it looks like the tucked the extra lace on the front into the cups of the dress
Post # 16
Thanks Ladies! i was pretty sure I didn’t have to be concerned but you’ve definitely made me feel a better! 🙂
I can’t wait to marry him in this dress 🙂