Need alterations help on ballgown!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
23790 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Septbride2013:  I think it looks beautiful without the crinoline, still has volume but not hugely so.  🙂  Also I actually love it more without the belt!  Great choices on alterations!!

Post # 4
8888 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I love your dress!  I think it looks perfect without the crinoline, still has an amazing amount of body to it 🙂

Post # 5
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Septbride2013:  what a beautiful dress!

It looks MUCH better in the 2nd picture with only 2 layers of crinoline.

It still looks gorgeous and elegantly dramatic.

I also agree with you in removing the sash. If you do want a sash perhaps add a shiny satin with more of a sheen to lift the look.

Post # 6
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

Looks amazing with the 1 layer removed!

Post # 8
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I like it with the crinoline and the belt, although a different belt might be better (mabye something with rhinestones or a closer match to your dress color?).

Post # 9
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


@Septbride2013:  I agree with  @lisaelanna: also would it be possible to leave the crinoline for the ceremony and pictures then take it off for the reception that way the bulk of your pics will have your dress nice and big and then for your have the comfort of a lighter/less poofy dress.

Post # 10
87 posts
Worker bee

I like them both- I will be wearing a ballgown as well with a huge petticoat underneath, but I really wanted a dramatic feel to my dress.

If you don’t mind me asking, what is the designer/style number of your dress?

Post # 11
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Septbride2013:   maybe you can add a a little bit of sparkle as a belt. in addition, i assume the lace pattern is a bit different from the sample Lazaro i found on web. But the dress is def gorgeous 🙂 i liked the both. 

Post # 14
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I tried this ddress on too – it’s beautiful! I agree with some of the others – less poofy looks better and without the belt is better. I think a very thin sparkly sash would be beautiful and would still show off the gorgeous lace bodice. Beautiful dress!

Post # 15
1 posts

Hi Septbride2013,

Are you interested in selling the dress? I really love this dress but I am on a budget.

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