Post # 1
I need opinions on an alterations question beofre my appt tomorrow… I always wanted a sweet heart neckline, and it’s the only characteristic of my wedding dress list of requirement that my dress doesn’t meet. However, I love the scalloped lace edge detailing on my dresses original design and thought is was a nice trade-off. I’ve been contemplating altering the neckline to a sweetheart and in a perfect world I would keep the scalloped detailing, but this is an unlikely option based on the feedback from my seamstress after send a pic. I also have concern with the scalloped lace not laying flat against the skin. When I tried on the sample I noticed this immediately The scalloped lace extends so far beyond the edge of the dress in the front and back, and I don’t know if it has enough support to lay correctly or if proper sizing and steaming/pressing would make the difference.
Also, I not well endowed at the top which is also why I wanted a sweethear originally. I thought it would give me a bit more shape up top and balance out my nautural curves from the wasit down.
So what to do…keep the neckline as is or sacrafice the scalloped lace and get a sweetheart?
Post # 3
I would go with a sweatheart! Definately!
Post # 4
The original neckline is beautiful. I wouldn’t change a thing!
Post # 5
I think it will look nice either way but I looove sweetheart necklines!
Post # 6
You can keep the scallops, my seamstress was able to keep the scalloping on mine when I changed it sweetheart.
The first seamstress I went to said it was impossible so I asked around and found the perfect seamstress.
Post # 7
If you feel equally as strongly about both details id say go with the sweetheart which will be visible in every picture, from any distance, vs scalloped lace which you will only see really close up
Post # 8
Thanks for your input Ladies!
@alaskin17: Thanks for posting before and after pics. I have gleaned insight from two seamstress that I trust and I’m a bit relucatant to venture elsewhere due to limited feedback from previous brides. But they have only seen the pics so maybe they’ll be more optimistic in person
@ivoryowl: I never thought of it this way, and it’s true the detailing does get lost at a certain distance.
For any brides who wore lace scalloped dress (sweetheart or otherwise), did the lace lay properly against the skin once altered and steamed/pressed or did it foldover/lose it’s shape as the day progressed?
Post # 9
@ChocoTaco7568: I love scalloped lace and would keep the dress as is!
Post # 10
I love what @alaskin17 showed and would have recommended that, I think it’s stunning!
Post # 11
My dress was cut straight across with scalloped lace at the top. I’m not busty, but the lace kept flopping down into the small amount of cleavage I do have.
I’d go for the sweetheart.
Post # 12
Sweetheart and keep the scallops! The plain sweetheart is too harsh, and beautiful lace detailing adds something extra. The seamstress will keep the scalloping if you tell her you want to keep this, as another PP said. 🙂