Should I Alter My Dress? (Pictured Poll)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I keep the dress (Picture 1) or alter the neckline to be traditional sweetheart (Picture 2)
    Keep it! : (91 votes)
    83 %
    Alter it! : (19 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
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    5025 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Oh no, please do not alter the neckline. It is perfect as is and you will lose some beautiful detail by changing it to a traditional sweetheart.

    Post # 3
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    16 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Ugh. Gorgeous dress, looks great on you. Maybe a bit long? Maybe can be a bit tightened just under the breast, but girl it looks great! Give us a twirl though to be sure of the fit 😀

    Post # 4
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    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    Gorgeous! I’d leave it as is. Maybe it’s just the photos, but I don’t think it really looked any more modest with the modified sweetheart neckline.

    Post # 6
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    6432 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I love the dress the way it is!!!  Gorgeous

    Post # 7
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    8957 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    emdeebee :  

    I’m usually all for modesty but the neckline of that dress is kind of made for the dress  and is perfectly tasteful , though plunging . So I’d leave it . Or possibly slip a semi sheer panel behind the plunge?    

    Post # 8
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    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    emdeebee :  I’d be really nervous about altering the dress in that fashion – there’s a significant risk that the cups won’t sit the way you’d like or that the shape of them gets ruined, and pinning it won’t give you a good idea of what the final product will look like. 

    Gorgeous dress by the way!!

    Post # 9
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    2578 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m clearly in the minority, but I hate plunging necklines like this so I’d far prefer it as a traditional sweetheart. I don’t even care about modesty, I just think it looks better. 

    Post # 11
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    9 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I personally can’t stand illusion necklines (I feel like they choke me like an invisible turtleneck…lol…), so I’d opt for altering it since the second picture still seems to preserve the sweetheart style of the neckline while getting rid of the sheer illusion fabric. 

    Your dress is gorgeous though, so I would feel confident in it whatever you decide! 🙂

    Post # 12
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    2578 posts
    Sugar bee

    emdeebee :  The most important thing is that YOU love it and feel comfortable in it. I know that if it were me, I’d be second guessing the plunge too. I think altering it would make all the difference and would still preserve all the beauty of the original dress, and I’d definitely try it before buying a whole new dress. I second guessed my dress a lot until I had it altered, too. 

    Post # 13
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    9459 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I wouldn’t alter it like that.  You can however put white fabric behind the lace so that there’s no skin showing.

    Post # 15
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    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

    emdeebee :  Keep the dress! It’s absolutley stunning on you! 

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