Post # 1
Alright sooooooo someone in my family saw I liked this wedding dress in a magazine, said I could never afford it but that it was really pretty and because I’m broke they just bought it! It was amazing, actually but I hadn’t gotten the chance to try it on before they did.
Now I have this dress and… I am really grateful because I really couldn’t afford to get one on my own but when I tried it on it isn’t exactly what I wanted.
I’d like to alter it to a little more of what I wanted…. I want to take out some of the tulle on the bottom so its not as puffy (I hate puffy..) but the main problem that I need help with is that I never wanted a strapless gown, I’m chesty and I just feel bare… unfortunately, because the top is so flowery I can’t think of any way to alter it with sleeves that would actually look good… I like… off the shoulder styles and, just pretty much anything with sleeves. I just don’t want it to look tacky… like I added it on. ><
Post # 3
Would this work?
And for the record, it looks amazing as is!
Post # 4
Well, I think you look fabulous in the dress! It looks great everywhere and doesn’t reveal too much bosom, but if you still feel a little uncomfortable maybe you can add one beaded strap? They make some gorgeous lace jackets and boleros, but honestly you look perfect now. Good luck with your decision!
Post # 5
Aww thanks guys :)… I guess I just wanted a little more security. Something sewed on to the dress… another problem would be the constant tugging to pull the dress up haha. Its just really hard to find something that goes with those flowers on the top!
Post # 6
what a wonderful gift!!! lucky girl!!
Post # 7
I think you look really good in your dress. I don’t think there’s anything you need to cover. Maybe have a seamstress help to give you ideas. The dress looks like it has light tulle or chiffon – maybe somehow the seamstress could find a way to use one of those materials to make a pretty bolero or sleeves.
Post # 8
First of you look gorgeous and I don’t think you need a thing! And don’t worry about tugging on the dress to keep it up – if it’s been tailored properly and fitted to you, it won’t go anywhere!
If you do want so more coverage, I’d look at some kind of bolero. Another Bee, Bakerella, had one in red that went with her shoes so maybe you could get one in a color that coordinates with your wedding.
Post # 9
I know you are not completely comfortable with it but WOW WOW WOW that looks so amazing and fresh and pretty on you
You totally wear that gown!!!
Post # 10
Awwww you guys are so nice and helpful! I’m just going to start posting things just to get compliments haha!
Cotton-I really like that first picture. I’m going to show that to my alterer and see what she can do. Thank you!
Post # 11
that dress is gorgeous on you!
Post # 12
I think it looks beautiful on you as is! I do like the idea of adding a pretty bolero if you’re self-conscious about being too bare. That way you can cover up a bit without making any alterations to the dress itself.
Post # 13
What about adding a flowery one shoulder strap?
Post # 14
Do you think asymmetrical would look ok? I’m worried about having my alterer do something like that and then not liking it…! ><
Post # 15
@Adriana.Niva: A seamstress should be able to just pin it on or baste it on so you can get an idea of how it will look, but not have it be permanent right away.
And FutureKMM is right – a properly fitted dress (especially a boned dress) will not go ANYWHERE on you because the boning will not come down over your hips.
Post # 16
@Adriana.Niva: One other thought about the asymmetrical look. If you have broad shoulders, I would advise you away from something that draws attention to them. I have to do this all the time and can never wear something asymmetrical.
However, your mileage may vary!