Post # 1
This isn’t the best picture, but I’m just not loving the way the dress looks on me.
It hasn’t been altered at all yet – the dress is 2000 miles away and so I won’t be getting it altered until the week before the wedding.
Just wondering if there are any alterations that would make it look better? I think it is too big in the hips… maybe I’m wanting more of a modified a-line than a true a-line? The seamstress was reluctant to take it in though, since she said the amount she would take it in wouldn’t make much difference. The boning on the one side is crooked and needs to be fixed.
Or maybe it needs crinolin (sp?) underneath?
Does the top of the dress look too high or too low? Is the cut ok on me?
I can’t decide if I should look for another dress?? The wedding is 4 weeks away, so it would have to be something off the rack (like this one)…
Thanks in advance for any advice! 🙂
Post # 3
Its a beautiful dress, my comment would be the top of the dress looks a little harsh? maybe? you may want to consider rounding were the straps attach to the front of the dress? Instead of them being so triangular? Its just a thought though!!
Post # 4
I think it is actually very pretty! With the changes you are thinking about, it should be lovely
Post # 5
I actually think it looks gorgeous! I wouldn’t want to worry about taking it in in the hips with only a week before the wedding, what if you are not happy with the result and don’t have time to change it? And I actually love the top, I think the cut of it looks wonderful with the line details. Just relax, you will look beautiful!
Post # 6
I think the detailing on the dress fits your body perfectly. You waist looks great. It’s hard to tell in the picture if a crinolin would be best, so you’d have to try it on.
Are you wearing a veil? I think a bracelet would look great on you with this dress. I’m all about accessories finishing the look.
Post # 7
I LOVE your dress. I dont think you should look for another one. you are just freaking out because its so far away and you dont get to alter it until a week before you wedding. take a deep breath. your seemstress should know what should be done for it to fit you perfect. you are going to be a beautiful bride! 🙂
Post # 8
its a beautiful dress…but iw oudl suggest maybe taking the straps off…?
Post # 9
What about something like this? I think that would look beautiful!
Post # 10
@carriejuly: I agree.
I think the dress is really pretty and fits you. But if you have to change something about it, maybe see how it looks as a more rounded top so its a softer sweat heart instead of a triangle top.
Post # 11
What if you had some cap sleeves made for it to cover the spaghetti straps to soften the look of the top.
Ask your seamstress to take it in in the hips if that’s what you want. Even a little bit will make a difference, but have her pin it first so you can see if you like the look before she sews it.
Accessories can make a huge difference also. So start thinking about what jewelry you’re going to wear.
Your dress is beautiful and you’re going to look gorgeous, so don’t panic or worry too much about it!
Post # 12
The spaghetti straps are the only thing I don’t like about it. I would take them off and round the tops of the bust personally. Otherwise it looks great on your body!
Post # 13
Hope you don’t mind me editing the picture, but I agree with pp’s… here’s an idea of what it would look like:
Post # 14
I think the edited version looks great although with the lines on the bodice the straps work too! I agree with the other bees that a lot of your nerves are probably down to pre-wedding jitters rather than the actual dress. You may want to check with the seamstress if making it strapless is possible, it may give some problems with the support structure in the bodice?
And no matter what you decide, you’ll look beautiful because it’s a great dress and you’re going to look radiant and beautiful especially when you see your groom waiting for you at the altar!
Post # 15
Maybe it’s just my personal taste, but I think it looks great just as it is. I actually don’t like rounding it off and taking off the straps.
Post # 16
@o0olibelulao0o: that looks awesome…what about adding a sash???