Post # 1
This is my $400 Ebay dress (has Maggie Sottero tag, but through my research, I’m fairly sure it’s a knockoff).
1. The dress has crinoline built in underneath, but I’m wondering if I should have more added to give the bottom more poof?
2. There is a train in the back. This is my second wedding (FI’s first) and we’re getting married outdoors. I’m debating having the train removed and just make the bottom bell shaped, but with all the lace appliques and beading, I’m not sure if this can be done (or what it would look like). So question 2 – have the train removed, or add a bustle (if so what kind)?
3. Any other feedback on my dress? I did consider a sweatheart neckline but my breasts are spaced really far apart and I think that would just make it more noticeable (and I’m very self-conscious about it).
Excuse the picture quality – my 11 year old daughter took them in the basement (we were hiding out from FI).
Post # 4
If you want more a flare in the skirt you can add a mermaid crinoline. Personally I wouldnt remove the train, I would keep it and get a ncice bustle
Post # 6
Oh, it’s just a beautiful dress! I love the train, and agree with the idea of a mermaid crinoline.
Post # 7
I LOVE it!! I say keep the train…and add a sweetheart neckline!! I think that’s what will MAKE it, personally! 🙂 but you look stunning in it!!
Post # 8
1) I would definitely add some tulle or something at the bottom to make it more poofy
2) keep the train
3) Maybe add a plain sash, and a flower to one side? And I also think a sweetheart neckling would look just fine on you. I have the same boob problem you do, and I <3 my sweetheart neckline!!!
Post # 8
I think it’s beautiful just the way it is!!
Post # 9
I think the dress is beautiful just as it is.
I would leave the train and then bustle it for the reception. I can’t see the back so I’m not sure what to suggest, but cutting the train and having to move all that lace/beading would be really difficult (and probably really expensive).
As for the neckline, you might want to do a modified sweetheart (rather than full) to get a little dip in the middle, but it wouldn’t draw attention to the spacing between your breasts (which I cannot really tell that they are far apart).
Post # 10
I agree with PPs. Keep the train! It’s so gorgeous! And just bustle it when you need to. I also agree about the sweetheart neckline. It’ll look awesome 🙂
Post # 11
I love it! This was $400?? Lucky!!
Post # 12
Leave the train, bustle it for the reception. I usually don’t like sashes, but I think if you added one (even for just the reception) similar to the Maggie Karena Royale sash, it could look really nice. I don’t think it needs any poof, but if you like poof, I think you could add a crinoline. Just make sure you won’t be too hot or uncomfortable with it outside.
Post # 13
I love it and wouldn’t change anything about the train or the fullness of the skirt–I think it looks perfect. I agree with KatNYC2011‘s suggestion of a modified sweetheart neckline–I think it would look great on you and I also think a slight dip in the neckline would complement the other gentle curves of the dress.
Post # 14
knock off or not its a very BEAUTIFUL dress!!!
Post # 15
so stunning on you! keep the train!!!