(Closed) Should I do a little alteration to the hips? *pics*

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which pic looks better?
    Pic 1 - no alterations to hips : (54 votes)
    64 %
    Pic 2 - a little more snug on hips - no tulle removal : (23 votes)
    27 %
    Similiar to Pic 2 - but take tulle out first and then make more snug on hips : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Honestly, I think it looks great the way it is.  I can not really tell the difference inbetween the pictures, and think the dress looks beautiful and super flattering in both! On the other hand, you should do it if it makes you feel more beautiful/comfortable on your big day. LOVE that neckline, such a beautiful dress!

    Post # 3
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    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Your dress is beautiful! You have a great figure, so I voted for you to make it a little more fitted around the hips. And I only think you should take as much tulle out of the dress to make it symmetrical and the silhouette you want because it looks great the way it is right now too

    Post # 5
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    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I like the second picture better but I have always liked the mermaid/ fit to flare silhouette better than the typical ballgown. You have a similar figure to mine with a tiny waist and wider hips so the mermaid/fit to flare style is uber flattering!!

    Post # 6
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    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It looks beautiful either way, but I do really like the way it looks more fitted in the 2nd photo. I have no idea what the alterations would cost, but shop around prices- you should be able to find someone who can do it for much less than what a bridal shop would charge you…

    Post # 7
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    5761 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Do the ‘sit test’ first to see how comfortable it may be tightened. I’d leave it alone!

    Post # 8
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    23620 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love it either way! Whatever makes you happy!

    Post # 10
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    5761 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Ahh…I love that dress. Is that in the tighter position? If it is, then do whatever it is you want to it to make it fit how you want, but I think it’s perfect as is! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
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    32 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    looks great as is! i’d say it’s plenty fitted already and shows off your great slim figure!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It’s gorgeous either way! I had a similar struggle with my bustle…if it doesn’t feel right to you, I say get it altered to hug your hips, or at least take it to get a alterations consult about what they can do and how much it will cost. That might help you decide.

    Yay, date twin! 6-month countdown is on ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like the fitted version but like smyley, now I’m concerned about what happens if you need to go to the bathroom.  You’ll probably need to pull or cinch that part up to go to the bathroom. It might be easier going to the bathroom if it isn’t fitted.  The other alternative if you still wanted it fitted to put some spandex (?) there so it’s fitted when you stand up but when you need to use the bathroom, it can be stretched.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I love your dress!!  It looks gorgeous on you!  I love the way it looks now without the alterations, but it would be beautiful either way!

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