- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2016
i echo what Kaymar said – this dress is not for ladies with smaller chests. I have B cup size and would not dream of wearing a backless dress like this with no bra support apart from sewn in cups.
You have a nice figure and would look better in something else that is more flattering to you. I can literally see the shadow between the dress and your chest. This does not look good, really. It looks like you’re wearing a C-cup top and it’s all padding and air.
Just my opinion but you mentioned your Fiance doesn’t like strapless dresses like this. Do you want him to not like your look on your wedding day? You still have three weeks to get something else. Don’t fixate on a dress that is just kinda meh to begin with.
I almost had to laugh at this. How shitty.
He obviously loves you enough to marry you and I doubt he would ever think that you are anything less than beautiful even if you walked down the aisle in a black garbage bag.
Once you bring that bust in and move those straps ever so slightly, this dress will look perfect. I love the off the shoulder look that you posted, it’s very romantic and definitely suits you!
I hate to agree with you OP , but even with the inner cups out that bodice looks too big and stiff to me. The plunge is too low and the cups too elongated looking to be flattering . The blush version on the model shows what it should look like when properly fitted. I would not be too happy about the waist seam either .
I’m sorry , what a pain . But I do believe a good seamstress can fix without too much drama. And you can cover that waist seam with a belt .
FWIW I don’t believe bluefire above meant anything negative at all, and was only addressing a concern the OP voiced.
Honestly, I’m not confident there’s an option for another dress. I tried on a ton of dresses and while a lot of them were pretty or flattering, none of them felt like “me”. This is the only one that made me feel beautiful when I was clipped into it. I love the silk and the way it moves and how simple and romantic it is. I don’t think I can give up on it without another seamstresses opinion. I may order a backup from BHLDN so I can return it if this works like I hope it will, but this is my dream dress :/
Thanks for the advice everyone! I’m waiting for a seamstress to call me back, hopefully I can make it work!
As it stands the dress looks LOVELY on you! If it is really bothering you though, than smaller cups and maybe a little boob tape will do the trick 🙂
I think the style of the neckline (with such a deep sweetheart) isn’t going to hold things in as tight as some other strapless gowns would regardless of the alterations, especially with the low back. It looks like it’s just “sitting” on the model too – not holding things up/supporting the boobs like a bra would. So in that respect, I’m not sure what other alterations they’d do besides maybe putting in a dart between your boobs (which would make it less of a deep sweetheart). I think it looks very boho and flowy on you!
The waistline looks a little wonky without the belt in the first photo you posted, but.. I like how it looks with the belt you have on and you can’t even tell with the belt on.
Oh! I also second the double sided tape to keep the bust exactly where you want it.
now that that’s cleared up, let’s talk about how it’s sitting on you and expectations. yes, i think it can still be taken in a bit – it does look a little big still. HOWEVER, you’re not going to get a dress whose torso super closely fits your body like a glove for the same reason i just mentioned. a backless dress doesnt have enough structure to pull the torso that close. it just doesn’t. so it’s going to be body skimming, rather than tightly fitted.
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