(Closed) Not loving my dress – any way to fix it?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it is actually very pretty!  With the changes you are thinking about, it should be lovely

Post # 5
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

its a beautiful dress…but iw oudl suggest maybe taking the straps off…?

Post # 9
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What about something like this? I think that would look beautiful!

Post # 10
14658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
484 posts
Helper bee

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
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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.

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