Post # 55
I was surprised too after reading the description, lol! You look beautiful! 🙂
The only things I might consider would be to add the sweetheart neckline as you have already said, and I haven’t read through all of the posts, but if the hem is still intact and you haven’t had it shortened yet, maybe see if the seamstress can actually raise the dropped waist so it’s just a few inches higher on your thighs/hips? I think that would help balance out the top and bottom area and give you even more of an hourglass shape… But if that’s not possible (or you don’t like that idea, lol!) I think after alterations with good undergarments, and extra crinoline underneath plus a statement necklace will be beautiful!!!! 😀
Post # 56
I think you look amazing in your dress, you are very much proportionate and your skin looks fantastic! I love the idea of a statement necklace, and perhaps a lacy bolero!!! I think it could turn how you feel about how you look, right around.
Post # 57
Hahaha i wasnt sure of what to expect at all when i read your self description! You are neither old nor large, but might possibly be your harshest critic!
You look beautiful in your dress and i have to agree with some previous comments that the only alteration i would consider is a well fitting bra or body to emphasize and flatter your . . . erm. . . assets!!
This an amazing dress and i love the ruched waist and gathered skirt! You look beautiful!
Post # 58
make it a sweetheart neckline and add a little volume under it. but you look beautiful even if you dont do that.
Post # 59
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
@Christine4RN: Can I vote for cap sleeves and a fun necklace? I think it will look way more complete that way. Or if you are against doing both, maybe one or the other and then wear your hair half up half down or all down in some way, which will cover more skin and balance out the look better.
Post # 60
I don’t know what a root beer barrel looks like LOL You’re seriously hilarious. You look absolutely beautiful and I don’t know why you’d have dress regret!!!!!
A statement necklace will look lovely though 🙂
Post # 61
I read your description and was expecting come thing else entirely when I saw your pic! You look awesome!!! Definitly get a statement necklace (because I love them) and a gooD undergarment to make you feel better. You look hot, and there is not too much space!
Post # 62
Ok truth time ladies, I did have a long bra on under the dress, but the consultant COULD NOT ZIP IT UP WITH IT ON! We took it off and she could zip it then. So yes I am naked under it Yikes! So overwhelming it seems like the girls have fallen and need a good fondation bra. Good news is I have lost a whooping 17 lbs since the pic (<–hard work) and zipping it should be ok now.
Xlittlemissbridex great link to a DIY statement necklace, may give it a try!
I will also ask them to slip a crinoline under, and see if that helps. I am having a permant bustle , no train, as we are having a open bar, cocktail hour meet and greet before the ceremony and dinner, and I did not want anything dragging as I mingle.
For many reasons, some of this planning has had a sad note, (FI has cancer, MOL with dementia in nursing home, my dad sick with cancer..) and I thought being and having everything perfect would change somethings, it does not, only stresses us out, please everyone laugh, cry, and relax enjoy your days, and support each other as much as you have supported me!
FYI rootbeer barrel candy:
Post # 63
i think you look great..the ONLY thing i would even remotely suggest is that you get a slight sweetheart neckline..and if you WANT to wear a bolero..i like the dress the way it is tho
Post # 64
have a drink, girl! that dress is amazing. i feel like a football linebacker on a good day (bad genetics) but i opted for the same shape dress and a really really REALLy good spanx. cause im all self conscious. the thing i loved the most was making the skirt fuller – definitely get a crinoline slip! it will fill in the space towards the bottom and flare the skirt without being princess-y. makes you feel smaller up top. any necklace would work. or chandelier earrings?
Post # 65
I vote for sweetheart, big necklace and dainty lace cap sleeves to go with the vintage theme.
Post # 66
I agree, a sweetheart neckline would make a world of difference in your overall shape and would take the focus off your shoulders. I highly recommend!
Post # 67
I am 43 and don’t look HALF as amazing as you do. 46?? REALLY???? Kudos!
I like the dress a lot. I agree with PP to “hoist” the girls…add some”poof” at the bottom and go with some kind of sleeve or large necklace. You don’t really need the sleeves since you have such a nice, even skin tone…but if you used some great body-shaping undergarments to create more balance, it would be perfect.
Post # 68
I’ll repeat PP – just see if you can have the bust area altered so that the neckline isn’t straight across. A sweetheart, or pretty embellishment, would make all the difference! I also think a stunning statement necklace (like the one you posted) would look great too.
You’ll look beautiful on your big day
Post # 69
- Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn
You definitely don’t look like a barrel (even though that is a hilarious way to put it)! Just hoist the girls up and together and you’ll look great.