Post # 92
Thank you! The alterations were a little involved. It took 3 times before we finally figured out how to get it the way I wanted. I don’t know if it was so much the lace that made it difficult as the open back. The first two times I went in the seamstress suggested we just add in hooks on the back above the zipper in order to make it smaller. This resulted in two things I didn’t like: 1st it closed up the opening a little, which really wasn’t that big of a deal; 2nd it didn’t really help it tighten in around my waist and follow my body line. I’ve got somewhat of a booty and I wanted the dress to kind of follow that line, instead it sort of went straight down in the waist making it look boxy and then like an A-line from my waist down (I don’t know if that made any sense).
After not being satisfied I finally figured out that instead of this hook method we needed to start taking out fabric from the sides. So on my last fitting she pinched in the additional fabric near the smallest part of my waist on both sides and did the alterations there. This finally made it look right and fit closer to my stomach. Sorry if that was all confusing…I’m not a seamstress so I don’t know the best way to describe this.
It was really long. I’m 5’8” and wore flat boots and needed to have it hemmed a couple of inches. I think it was actually still a little long but nothing that kept me from dancing the night away 🙂
All around it’s such a beautiful dress once everything gets fit correctly!
Hope that helps! And congratulations to you!! Can’t wait to see pics of you in yours!
Post # 93
@JessicaAnn12: I love the bolero! So beautiful!!
Post # 94
This is mine can be worn strapless aswell
Post # 95
This was my mom’s dress…. only it has changed so much. It used to be very 80’s.
Post # 96
I like this AA dress very much though I like strapless dress as well.
Post # 97
I ordered Casablanca 2023 with custom alterations!
Post # 98
@aliavenue: I love the simplicity of your dress. Where did you get it? I had something llike that in mind when I first went looking, but then fell in love with the back of my dress and didn’t find anything that looked like yours (I admit I didn’t look very long; I am a “let’s just get this over with” dress shopper). But your is very pretty, and you look great in it.
Post # 99
I love strapless, looked better in strapless, and was going to make my dress strapless, but in the end I decided to keep the straps because they made my dress look more unique and interesting.
Sometimes I look back at my pictures and don’t feel like I looked quite like a bride (probably because 90% of wedding dresses now are strapless and that idea is stuck in my head), but looking at all of the gorgeous strapped and very bridal dresses here has def made me feel better! 🙂
Ignore the crazy expression please, it’s the only sort of close up shot of the front of my dress that I have at the moment.
Post # 100
If I would have the figure I would definitely go for this dress by Elizabeth Emanuel in the Art of Elegance collection
“this dreamy lace dress (Style 651952) with flattering shoulder strap details. With a pleated organza bodice and delicate lace trimming, the wide organza shoulder straps make the perfect cover-up while the bodice is beautifully finished with covered buttons at the back and a luscious, full, flowing skirt. “
Post # 102
Oh, I miss this dress, I wish I could wear it every day!:)
Post # 103
@mwitter80: That is such a beautiful photo!
Post # 104
I agree entirely so many dresses are strapless and i see thousands literally as Im a wedding planner and 99% of strapless dresses look the same from a distance, I really wish people wouldnt always choose strapless.
Monsoon Waterlily and is pure silk
Post # 105
@yellowshoe: you look amazing!