Post # 1
My dress just came in and I’m going to wait a bit to get it tailord. When I tried it on at the store, it seemed to sit a bit low on me, it sits at my natural waist, but the torso part of the dress just seems a bit short so it sits a few inches below my armpits. The sample that I tried on when I ordered it was a size 12, and this is a size 8, so I think the proportions shrunk a bit with the smaller size versus what I originally tried on. The seamstress advised that it would take a lot of altering to raise it up to sit higher since it naturally wants to hit at my waist. Do you think based on this picture that it is too low and needs to be raised a bit? Or does it look ok sitting where it naturally wants to be? Do you think it would be a big job to raise it up? Or maybe I should take it to another seamstress to get another opinion? Thanks!
Post # 3
I think the dress looks fine as it is, but I didnt see you in the bigger size so i cant compare
Post # 4
I think it looks fine but if your planning on wearring a necklace it would be great to see a picture
Post # 5
If you want it to sit higher on you would take an extreme amount of altering, if it can be done. The one thing that they might be able to do is add a mirrored crumb catcher to the inside of the dress that is slightly higher. When they ordered the dress, did they not check the length from the waist to the top of the dress measurements? I can only assume that all stores should do this as it was done on me with the two strapless dresses that I was considering before I bought one at DB.
Post # 6
@tksjewelry: They didn’t measure me from the waist to top of the dress measurements and I didn’t know any better so didn’t know to ask 🙁
It doesn’t seem awful the way it sits now, I could get away with it, but looking at it it seems like ideally it should be about 1/2 inch to 1 inch higher.
Post # 8
To be on the safe side I suggest that you take it to another semstress. A second opinion may be better then you could decide. Also I think if you feel this way it may be better to get it adjusted to make sure your comfortable b/c cause the last thing you want on your big day is to keep pulling up the dress b/c of how you feel. Whatever makes you comfortable I say go with it darling.
Post # 9
I think it would look odd if it was up much higher. I think it looks totally fine as is. I can see why you would feel weird about it if it’s not what you’re expecting, but once you’ve had it on a few times and get used to it I’m sure you won’t even notice it.