(Closed) Neckline alterations to a DB Bridesmaid dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

You know, I really don’t think that could be altered… it’s really hard to go from a sweetheart to a plain strapless.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Straps, yes. But I don’t think you can alter sweetheart to straight. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@gingerlylove:  What about a wrap?  She can cover her bust after the ceremony. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmmm it will be tricky with the cut of that dress. When the do alter sweethearts its usually done with an insert panel to make it a straigHt line but I’m not sure how that would look with that dress.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Since you were willing to alter the one BM’s dress to a different neckline and add straps, what about having her in another, more modest DB dress in the exact same color and the exact same fabric (crinkle chiffon) but just in a different style? Since you only have three BMs, it would work if she’s the Maid/Matron of Honor, and it would also work if she is the person in the middle of the three. The only way it may look a little “off” is if she is the third bridesmaid in the line of maids. This is the first one I found when I did a search for the crinkle chiffon fabric on the DB site.

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Short-Crinkle-Chiffon-Dress-with-Ribbon-Detail-JB3739

EDIT:  Here is another: 

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Short-Crinkle-Chiffon-Dress-with-Ruffle-Neckline-F13722

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ah ha! Mommy guilt trip. Oh, the things I have tried to do/undo because my mother decided some previous choice of mine might make someone uncomfortable or because she could just tell that it wouldn’t work. Complications of my wedding have doubled because of this. (But not tripled, because, by golly, I put my foot down! …about a third of the time).

Don’t let her put you in a spin. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well with the fact that it makes a deeper v then on the model I would try to add a panel.  I think when I went to David’s bridal they said they can order an extra piece of fabric to match most of their dresses.  Your seamstress would cut a piece, lay it inside the “v” of the sweetheart neckline and tack it in.  By raising or lowering how high the panel is sewn in, you can adjust how much cleavage shows.  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

also when they are reduced in price that ends in 99, like 59.99, it means they are discontinued and are no longer manufactured.  this means you may not be able to get it in the correct size/color.

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