Post # 1
So I purchased a mermaid wedding gown, and was having serious dress regret, mainly due to the fact that my fiancee has always said he isn’t crazy about mermaid style. But I fell in love with the dress when I tried it, and was sure he’d love it too when I had it on. Anyway, it’s too late to cancel the dress, so it’s coming. And I’m curious about what kinds of changes I can make with alterations.
One change that I plan on making is to deepen the sweetheart neckline. But I’m also wondering if there is a way to make the line between the bodice and the skirt a little bit looser around the legs so that it doesn’t look so drastically “mermaid” and is more moderate. Is this possible, or just a crazy last chance hope??
Post # 3
It depends on the dress. Sometimes we can add a “gore” to the skirt on eitherside. This will widen the skirt, but will only work with certain designs. It really depends on the fabric, and most importantly, how low on the body your gown is fitted. Other seams in the skirt will have to be adjusted as well.
Sometimes, if we get lucky, we can simply detach the top layer of a multi layered skirt, so it “floats” over the lining. that possibility depends on the gowns original construction, and the type of finish seams that were used.
do you have a pic of your gown? Im happy to tell you what your options are.
Post # 4
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Post # 5
That would be great, thank you so much! Here’s a pic. It’s silk taffeta, and this picture is of course a dress that is way too big for me. Also, any recommendations for the neckline so that it doesn’t flatten me out so much?
Post # 6
@kam9035: I LOVE your dress. Your fiancee will swoon when he sees you in it.
My Fiance had the same feelings towards mermaid dresses. So I showed him the first dress I ordered, which was a mermaid and he exclaimed “OMG, You look so beautiful. I wish you never showed me the dress”. Considering I didn’t even “love” that dress (I didn’t find it flattering on me), it just shows that your fiance will always find you beautiful no matter what you wear.
I think the neckline is perfect right now. Depending on what type of ceremony you’re having (i.e if it’s in a church), deepening the neckline may show too much boobage.