(Closed) please help … would you alter this dress

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: staps?

    1 strap

    2 strap

    no strap


  • Post # 3
    2674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @jen 42713:  Are you worried about it staying up or it being conservative enough? If it had any boning in the stomach area it should stay up fine without straps when its altered. I would not bother to add straps. I like your dress the way it is.

    Post # 4
    2128 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    A bolero would be the best suggestion if you want coverage. I don’t think straps work well on a wedding dress. Spaghetti straps tend to dig into me all night!

    Boleros are in style so you shouldn’t have any trouble finidng one if you wanted.

    Post # 6
    17 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    does it have a corset back. I had the same problem with my dress. i don’t have big breasts but my shoulders and bust are kinda wide so i got a corset back that can be made a bit loose at the bust so i don’t look likeim squeezed in a very small sized dress. i added2 cap sleeves for my dress they looked so nice.

    i can’t wait for my wedding day! 

    very pretty dress btw 🙂

    Post # 6
    4005 posts
    Honey bee

    Eee…I’m not going to lie. You do look really busty in the dress. It’s very pretty, but like you, I’m 5’1 and a 34D, so I look busty in a lot of dresses as well. I wouldn’t be comfortable as this as my wedding dress and I’m not sure straps will help to fix that.

    Post # 8
    9967 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think the dress is gorgeous as it is, but if you’d feel more comfortable, it’s easy to add straps and they’ll look pretty with the dress!

    Post # 9
    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I completely understand your pain.  36DD here! 

    Two straps would not cover the cleavage and keep you from looking busty.  A one shoulder tulle strap would provide coverage where you need it, but that may change the entire look of the dress.  Something like this…


    If you don’t like that look you might have to keep looking.

    I have passed up MANY beautiful dresses, blouses, etc. that my DDs wouldn’t allow me to have.  It is my personal preference to spend the time (and sometimes money) findng something that fits my body type rather than send the wrong signals in something that isn’t covering my boobs the way I’d prefer for them to be covered.

    Post # 12
    840 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Don’t panic! The dress is beautiful. I don’t know what you did when lacing it up, but my alterations lady told me to lace it tightly at the waist to hold the dress up, and it can be a little looser at the top to accomodate your bust. Plus the bolero would be nice if you feel you need a more conservative look. Maybe for the ceremony?

    ETA: I’m a 34 D and am dealing with bust issues too.

    Post # 13
    840 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @AliaH I love the sleeves you added! Looks so natural with the dress.

    Post # 14
    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @jen 42713:  It doesn’t look bad at all

    Post # 15
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee

    in my opinion it does look a little busty. but it also looks like the top might be too tight. I dont’ know if straps would really take away the busty look, but a lace jacket or a bolero certainly would

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