Post # 1
Ok so i found a dress I loved and decided to have it replicated in china. I spent $350 total on this dress but I keep going back and forth with whether or not I love the dress. I think my main issue is the super obvious seperation in the top and bottom half of the dress. Is this normal with this type of dress? Please tell me your honest opinions. I have 8 months before my wedding so I still have plenty of time to keep looking if need be! I just want some honest unbiased opinions 🙂
thank you bees
Post # 3
I feel like your shape is totally lost and boxy in that dress.. it just doesn’t hit you in the right spots – there’s definitely tons of other dresses that would flatter you better!
Post # 4
The dress looks loose on you! Or is it the picture?
Its lovely fabric and the sash is so classy and makes the dress look like a million bucks. But the fit-hmmmm…not a big fan.
Post # 5
Not loving it the fit isn’t good and I totally agree about the cutoff look! Same problem I am having with mine and seeing yours has made me definitely decide to go with something else! There are so many other dresses out there!
Post # 6
I’m not really a fan of that silhouette on you. I’d like to see you in an a-line, modified a-line or fit and flare (the last two being just slightly fitted through the hips instead of very fitted).
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC
soontobemrs3115: Something is off about the dress. It just does not look right so I would keep looking. However, you can have a good seamstress take the bottom part of the dress off and wear the top as your reception dress, or another special occasion.
Post # 8
It’s not the right shape for you, keep looking!
Post # 9
You’ve got a great figure but this dress doesn’t flatter it and, to be honest, it really doesn’t look well made. The separation comes across oddly and the dress is certainly too big on the top and bunching below the waist. I think you could do better.
Post # 10
It’s just meh, keeping looking!
Post # 11
It’s just ok. I don’t thinkdoes anything for your shape.
Post # 12
The colour is great and I agree with PP about the sash. The reason why the dress looks a little odd however is the make and tailoring. It looks as if they had used a pattern for a much smaller size and instead of tailoring the pattern pieces up to the next size, they simply added extra width all around. This is why the neckline looks disproportionately narrow and pulled in. As for the line where the skirt flares out, this piecing technique is usualluy used to minimise fabric use and keep fabric costs down. Usually with other dresses and designs, they’ll cover it up with flowers, ruffles or change the fabric at the bottom to something that puffs out a bit more and essentially camoflage the line. <br /><br />If the bottom had been cut a little differently, I’d actually suggest pressing the seams again to see if that would help minimse the bump and flatten that seam out. However, that’s unlikely get rid of the “swathed” look at the front which is due to the skirt pattern piece not being graduated enough at the top. <br /><br />If you like the mermaid look, you could definitely pull it off, but you might need to think about adding in extra design elements to help achieve a more deliberate look with the skirt seam if your worried about the tailoring abilities of the dressmaker.
Post # 13
soontobemrs3115: I have to be honest, I would keep looking. I can’t stand dresses that show the separation between the bottom and top. I also don’t like how it fits around your bra area-it looks like its too big on you. You could make alterations, but for all that money you would spend on alterations, you could buy a whole new dress..
Post # 14
It looks rather poorly constructed to me. As someone else pointed out, it looks like they just added width to an already existing pattern. I would take it to a tailor and explain what you dislike. I’m unsure if they can do anything about that seam, although I think they could make the bodice fit better and the waist nipped in more. You may be able to hide that seam with an extra layer of fabric (tulle or lace, perhaps?) but I’m not sure.
But I think the tailoring will add up. If you’re not sure, and you have the financial wiggle room, I would look for a different dress.
Post # 15
soontobemrs3115: I think it would look great if you had it fitted. If you are not satisfied, keep looking! You should be wearing what you want to wear!