Post # 1
hi everyone! it’s my first post here.
i have a problem. i’m planning a small, casual wedding with just family and friends, so i’m trying to find a cocktail dress or tea length dress. nothing fancy, just cute and comfy so that i can hop around and do silly drunk dancing in it. but that’s not the problem.
the problem is finding a dress that doesn’t show cleavage! most wedding dresses show a lot of boobage nowadays, and this is a problem because… well, i have a piercing on my sternum (see attached image).
my parents know about it, but my boy’s parent’s don’t, and they’re waaaaaay more traditional than mine. they would FLIP OUT if they find out.
not only are most wedding dresses boob-tasticly strapless, but halters nowadays are a bit too deep cut too. there aren’t that many options (like boatnecks) out there, and i’m starting to get a little frustrated.
so i trust that you guys oggle at dresses for the better half of your day (what bride-to-be doesn’t?), and am seeking suggestions. i really want to keep this piercing (i LOVE it!), and just want to hide it in a fashionable kind of way. help!
Post # 3
OOh a tea length bride – me too! I’m having a dress with a sweetheart neckline with an organza overlay made – so the organza will be more of a boatneck… if that makes any sense at all. I’ll put a picture on so if I’d doing a dodgey job of explaining it you’ll understand – but picture it with a sweetheart neckline. Something like this might offer a little more coverage? Is there anyway you could perhaps get a clear ring for your piercing ? Do they exist??
Post # 4
You could always get a fabric inset for a halter… it looks like a V and gets sewn into the dress to cover up some cleavage! Kinda like a turtleneck dickey or layering a camisol under a low cut shirt.
Post # 5
Well, I guess it depends on how high up the piercing is. I saw the picture, but it looks like it’s really low. A lot of the dresses I tried on (and I’m still looking) came up pretty high in the bust, and covered a good portion of my chest (I gauged this by a necklace I wear – it hangs pretty high, like right below my clavicle) and some dresses were touching the pedant on my necklace. That might be because I’m chesty.
I guess my main point is, halters are very boobage dresses, but I don’t really see a lot of strapless dresses being that way
Post # 6
A lot of seamstresses also might be able to modify a neckline for you (as KMSull suggested with a halter), that shouldn’t be too too hard/expensive depending on the fabric and style of the neckline. You could either try on a dress with a super modest neckline and have them modify it a little or perhaps you could try on a boobtastic dress and have them bring it up a little. I guess what I meant to say is that a lot of bridal salons tell you they can alter the dress for you slightly (like adding straps to a strapless dress), so you could talk to the salon or a tailor/seamstress about it when you try on dresses so that you don’t have to limit yourself so much!
Or, what about a cowlneck dress? One with lots of draping around the neckline in the front? Also, my sister, who has very large scars on her shoulders and didn’t want to have them showing, wore on a dress with a neckline similar to this one, with lace covering up the skin: http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=610&sfid=50944&f=’ defer=’defer
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Post # 8
thank you for all of your suggestions! perhaps chatting it up with an alterations expert would be the next thing to do.. but first, i must find a dress!
Miss Sparklespaniel, unfortunately these don’t come in plastic because of it’s unique shape (they look like two dots, but really, it’s a horseshoe under my skin.) i can, however, get a rhinestone attachment!
kmskull, i’ve seen those fabric inserts for vnecks too, at the county fair. i wonder if i can buy those anywhere else?
dizzy, it looks low because i have no boobs 🙁 my piercer actually put the piercing a little higher than average so that i won’t have to wear ridiculously low tops to show it. hence, the problem!
ginandtonic (ack! my favorite cocktail!), that dress is gorgeous!
hunnybear, i personally love the neckline on these, but what they called?
Post # 9
I don’t think my dress would have showed it… The tulle ruffle at the top helped disguise a big ugly mole that I have in the middle of my chest. No deep sweetheart neckline for me!
Post # 10
mrs. DG, that dress is GORGEOUS!!!
Post # 11
I actually saw this dress on a girl in the salon and it was GORGEOUS! Its very classy yet wont look like you are hiding anything!
Its an Alivina Valenta..here is the link!
Post # 12
Thank you tweettweet. I loved it!