(Closed) Need Alterations Help! Freaking Out!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Issue 1: I it’s just a combination of the silhouette of the dress and the fabric it’s made out of.  I don’t think there’s anything you can do to fix that.  Not that it needs fixing, though.  A lot of brides with sheath and mermaid style dresses want their dresses to be painted on.  But you can’t have that!  That’s just how fabric is.  It wrinkles in the places that your body bends (like where your legs meet your torso).  You’ve gotta walk, right? 


Issue 2: I think the fit on top is good.  I don’t see any armpit or back fat hanging over the edge and you want it to be tight on your ribcage so it stays up.


Issue 3: This is the only problem you have that’s legit.  😉  The best way to fix this is to fill out the top completely.  Maybe you need another set of bra cups in there??  Or push up cups?  When I’m steaming a wedding dress, I stuff the boobs with lot’s of tissue paper until the fabric is taut.   

Post # 4
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I second what PP said about lower belly wrinkling.  My mermaid gown did the same thing and I’ve seen numerous posts from girls freaking out over same issue .  My seamstress told me that it’s impossible to not have wrinkles or whatever you want to call them, in that area with mermaid style dresses. Even if you somehow didn’t have a wrinkle, after you sit down for even a few minutes you’d have some anyway, dont worry you look great !

i see the area (right between the girls ) in pic 2 about the wrinkled fabric.  It doesn’t look too tight to me and I don’t see the cups like you mentioned.  To me it looks like the fabric isn’t ‘rigid’ enough, causing it to not stand up making a wrinkle.  Not sure what can be done about it but ask your seamstress to fix it for you. Otherwise you look amazing and honestly the breast area wrinkle is barely noticeable , only saw it since I scrutinized the pics so that I could respond. 

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