Post # 1
I had my first fitting earlier this week, and I had somehow forgotten just how low cut my dress is. I have these visons of people talking to my ches instead of my face after the wedding. Def not a good vision.
Firstly, what does the Hive think? I’m small chested (small B), so I ‘thought’ I could get away with this, but now I’m not sure.
Secondly, are there ways to mitigate this? I’ve thought of:
1- Modesty panel of same sheer tulle, gathered and inserted in the V. We’ve tried it, and it breaks up the line of the dress a bit, but it def does the job.
2- A good fake bake? I have lots of freckles, but very little on my chest (due to lack of light). I don’t sunbathe, I have never been to a tanning place, and I’m horrified that I’m thinking of doing this.
3- The dress has 2 wings. (sort of seen in the third pic)- I could wrap those over my shoulders and tie in front of the deep front v. Not sure if I like how this looks.
Keep in mind, I have 62 days til the wedding (although an amazing seamstress). I’m worrying about this so much, that I’ve thought about buying another dress (Although I think I’m probably transferring wedding anxiety onto this one item)
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Post # 3
First of all, I don’t think your dress is scandalous – AT ALL! It is beautiful!! You look like a movie star – seriously. Your groom is going to love it. I know what you mean about people talking to your chest, but I really don’t think it will happen. I mean, it isn’t like you are falling out of the dress. It looks FABULOUS on you. I would keep it just as it is. But that’s just me. 🙂
Post # 4
I think it is beautiful just the way it is. If you were busting out of this, I would say you have a point. I wouldn’t change a thing. Again, beautiful dress…enjoy it.
Post # 5
Don’t worry about it!! You look beautiful.
Post # 6
My dress is cut almost exactly like that in the front, and my chest is very much not flat – needless to say, she (my dress) is spending quite some time with my seamstress cutting a new top – same style, just larger. I don’t think its looks too scandalous, since there are no cleavage lines and you are not falling out, but if you are going to be uncomfortable the entire day and second guessing your decision I would get a different dress. It may also depend on where you are getting married – we are not having a church ceremony so I don’t break any rules there!
Post # 7
I think you look beautiful! If you’re really concerned, could your seamstress somehow widen your "straps" so they overlap slightly where they meet at the waist? I don’t think that will break up the lines of the dress too much.
Post # 8
Your dress is beautiful and you look great. I think you may be transferring all of your anxiety into this issue. If you are truly worried about it, I would vote for adding some material to widen the cups that follows the line of the V…
Post # 9
I love your dress, and you look fantastic in it!
Post # 10
I think your dress looks beautiful and the V is not too much; if you were busting out of it I might agree but your gals are behaving like ladies and staying in place! You may be – as you said – tranferring some anxiety into this one issue. I agree that the panel breaks up the line of the dress. If you aren’t comfortable with it, maybe you could look into a wearing a blusher which would camouflage the front as you are walking down the isle, or perhaps the tying of the wings in the front? (My other suggestion was a bolero) I think it looks great as-is!
Post # 11
I think your dress looks great.
But, if you’re really worried about it, have you thought about having the flower from the back transferred to the front? It would help distract people from looking at your "cleavage"
Post # 12
That is a truly beautiful dress, and I agree with the other girls in saying that you look lovely in it. If it bothers you a lot, buy some jewelry that will draw the eye up- maybe some pearls or a fancy-schmancy necklace you can find (maybe on Etsy, oh, I love Etsy!) and get some earrings that catch the light so the focus isn’t on the chest.
When I saw the dress, I looked at your face and how the color of the material actually makes your skin look dewy and porcelain-like…if anyone has the gall to say anything negative about the dress, it’ll all stem from sheer jealousy that you can pull that dress off…and they can’t!
Good luck, and enjoy feeling like a princess. 🙂
Post # 13
I thnk the dress is perfect. Youre proportioned just right to pull off that plunging neckline without it looking "Scandalous" it looks Glamorous on you. June is not busting out all over or any thing. if youre concened about the girls the most i would do is get some doublesided tape to stick the "V" neck to you so that you don’t worry about shifting. http://www.hollywoodfashiontape.com/home.cfm you probably dont need it but it might help you feel more confidant when youre wearing the dress.
Also the right jewelry is goign to offset the open neckline and draw peoples attention back up to your face. maybe try fro a doube strand of pearls. one shorter one longer.
Post # 14
It’s not too scandalous at all! You are definitely not falling out of it and I wouldn’t look at you and say "wow, she needs to cover up!" You look beautiful in the dress just the way it is!!!
Post # 15
You look so pretty, keep it just the way it is!
Post # 16
I don’t think that it is too low cut because you aren’t spilling out of it. Before you think about fake baking, try a spray tan. You need to go to a good place (so it might cost you between $30-$50, depending on your location), and have them do it by hand. Do a trial run now, to see what it looks like on your skin. Don’t fake bake, because if your skin isn’t used it, its not going to be pretty.
A "fake" tan might help a little with your comfort level.
And although i don’t think its too revealing, if you are uncomfortable, go ahead and change it up a bit. The last thing you want is to be thinking about your cleavage all night, or to look back on your pictures and wish you had done something differently. I think that either a small amount of sheer fabric bunched in there in a fan-like way would be a nice "modesty panel." Or Lara bee’s suggestion of moving the flower to the front might be a good idea. Maybe try this out with another flower before removing the one on the back– the last thing you want is to high light the area even more, so the flower would need to be placed very strategically.