(Closed) please help … would you alter this dress

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: staps?

    1 strap

    2 strap

    no strap

    other

  • Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee

    If you are confident that it won’t fall, then leave it be. It looks fine on you so I wouldn’t add anything.

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Do you have any more pictures of the dress? Is it a corset back? Could you lace it a little looser? I think the bolero will work well.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @jen 42713:  Hey lady!!  You don’t look “bad” in that dress at all!!  I think that we’re just trying to give you options in case you’re feeling self-conscious.  I think it looks gorgeous on you, honestly.  You have a lovely figure, and rockin’ curves.  Don’t fret!!!  I’m a DD girl too, so I know that sometimes you can feel a little wary of how much “the girls” show.  Honestly, I think it will look lovely with the bolero for the ceremony.  If you are too concerned with the amount of cleavage still, you can always ask the seamstress to add a bit of fabric (a modesty panel or maybe some extra trim?) at the top for a bit more coverage.  But I don’t think you were duped into buying the wrong dress by your family or saleslady, nor do I think you need to lose any weight!!  You just need to figure out what exactly will make you the most comfortable on “the day of”!!   You will look radiant as long as you don’t spend all day tugging at your dress or being insecure about your ta-tas….promise!  If you are confident in your dress, it will show!:)

    ETA:  I really don’t think you need to add anything to the dress!!  Unless it makes YOU more comfortable, that is. Your boobs are not obnoxious or as someone else said “in danger of a wardrobe malfunction”…I know a lot of people who would love to have a bust like yours! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 19
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The dress is beautiful!  I think you should only add straps if YOU think it would make you happier with the look of the dress.  I absolutely do not think you NEED straps.  If it would make you more comfortable, do it, if not, don’t!  I personally added cap sleeves to my dress, but only because I am more comfortable with less skin exposed.

    Post # 20
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think you look great in it, I only noticed your bust because you mentioned it, but even then I don’t think it’s over the top. Many girls would love to have a bust like yours – be proud.

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Hey, I think your boobs look great! Haha! I don’t think you look too busty.

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    It looks fine for my personal taste, you don’t look like your spilling out of it at all and it definitely doesn’t look like there will be a wardrobe malfunction or anything!  But it’s all about what you are comfortable with.

    I don’t think adding straps or a bolero would really help with the cleavage part though, the only thing I could think would be to tape your girls down or push them down in there more so the aren’t as perky if you uncomfortable with it… But honestly I think it looks fine, just either don’t wear a necklace or wear a delicate necklace so you don’t bring too much attention to the bustline. ๐Ÿ™‚

    congrats, your dress is gorgeous on you!

    Post # 23
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The bolero will really balance the look and draw the attention away from your cleavage and back to the dress.  

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Your dress is beautiful!  I think the issue you are having has more to do with fit. In the picture the top of the dress is either too small or the corset needs to be loosened.  It looks uncomfortable and is making your girls squish out.  ๐Ÿ™‚  You want to be comfortable and look great!  I am also a 34DD and 5’2″ so I had similar issues with dresses that i tried on.  Also, I found that not wearing a bar made the fit better and most dresses had good internal structure so I didn’t even need my strapless bra.  Good luck!

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I dont think you look too busty but the top does look tight, nothing some good alterations cant easily fix! its a lovely dress, love the textured skirt!

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    That dress is stunning.  You may be able to have the neckline raised a bit or have the cups opened up and  made larger when it comes time to do alterations.  Another poster put up a picture of a dress with a tulle drape over the bust.  You may be able to have something like that done but just across the neckline instead of a strap.  The neckline would still be a sweetheart but it would have a thin layer of tulle over it so you wouldn’t feel so exposed.  The bolero you posted looks really pretty too.  Tak to someone in alterations  to see what can be done.  There are some amazing tailors out there that can work magic.

    And you do not look bad in that dress!  Samples are usually the wrong size like you mentioned so it will look a little wonky.  Don’t beat yourself up over it.  You look great!

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    That dress is stunning.  You may be able to have the neckline raised a bit or have the cups opened up and  made larger when it comes time to do alterations.  Another poster put up a picture of a dress with a tulle drape over the bust.  You may be able to have something like that done but just across the neckline instead of a strap.  The neckline would still be a sweetheart but it would have a thin layer of tulle (or lace) over it so you wouldn’t feel so exposed. (See the links I posted below to give you an idea of what I mean)  The bolero you posted looks really pretty too.  Tak to someone in alterations  to see what can be done.  There are some amazing tailors out there that can work magic.

    And you do not look bad in that dress!  Samples are usually the wrong size like you mentioned so it will look a little wonky.  Don’t beat yourself up over it.  You look great!

    http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/index.cfm?pid=52&item_id=13459&rowid=483&page=54

    http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/index.cfm?pid=52&item_id=13982&rowid=1&page=1

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The dress looks beautiful as is. I agree with risingsun and 

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    aheavel about tying it a little looser at the top so its not squeezing you out.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think you look great.  Very small waist.  It does look a little tight around the boobs, but since it’s corset back that can be adjusted.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 30
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You do look busty, but not bad or inappropriate. Straps won’t hide your cleavage. The shrug looks nice and will help you feel less exposed.

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