Post # 1
My first visit for alterations is in a few days. I really liked the simplicity of the dress when I purchased it (A-line, no beading, no ruffles, etc.) but now I’m thinking that a few changes might be more flattering. Can I get some opinions?
- I think it may be more flattering for the neckline to be a sweetheart shape instead of straight. I don’t think this would be terribly hard to do because there is no beading, etc. There is lace, but it doesn’t go to the top of the bodice. Basically, the neckline would follow the lace (hard to see in the pic) instead of being straight.
- The back is straight as well (but I don’t have a picture). When I tried on a different dress before I decided on my dress (see below), I really liked how the back was a little less straight (I don’t know what to call it). So maybe my dress could be altered a little to add a little interested to the back.
I changed my mind and am NOT wearing the sash (I think it makes my torso look even shorter than it really is); I just don’t have a more recent picture without it, so just pretend it’s not there. If it makes a difference, I will be wearing an A-line crinoline type slip underneath that will give the skirt some more body.
A closer view of the lace:
A different dress that I liked the shape of the back:
Post # 3
I think it would look nice as a sweetheart. I don’t really like the straight across top. Not sure about the back though. Mine was sort of like that.
Post # 4
Has anyone else had the neckline on their dress altered from straight to sweetheart? Was it difficult?
Post # 5
When i tried on dresses they told me it was easy. They said they just put a wire it in.
Post # 6
Changing it to a sweetheart (just a little dip, not a “v”) would be really easy to do and “soften” the front of the dress.
That big V back is going to be hard to do though I think. If you really want a lot of alterations on the dress I’m sure they can do it. You may be able to find a different dipped back picture that isn’t as extreme though.
Post # 7
I think it would look great modified to a sweetheart neckline.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for the insight! I will talk to the seamstress about my options and go from there
Post # 9
is the last dress a cassablanca…i am in LOVE with that dress!
Post # 10
I think you should change it to sweetheart. It will look great. I also like the shape of the second dress.
Post # 11
I also love the sweetheart neckline!