(Closed) The back of my dress is kinda ruined, how bad does it look?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it looks just fine! I’m pretty sure you can usually see the zipper along with the buttons in those sheer back dresses. No one is going to think twice about it. Stunning dress by the way!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

honestly, no one will notice. it looks lovely on you 🙂  i couldn’t see what you meant in the first pic and even though it is clear in the second, it doesn’t look bad or even note worthy, plus no-one will look that close.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

It’s fine.  It reminds me of the Amsale dresses that have the white strip up the back on the illusion fabric.  Relax! It’s a beautiful dress and it looks better than the loose loops.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m sorry to say this but I think it looks terrible. Someone NEEDS to fix this and I wouldn’t pay her a dime. I would be so pissed off. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

It looks fine. No one is going to notice and if they are up that close then I’m sure they’re just going to be admiring how beautiful your dress is.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

 

Not sure if this is possible but would changing the zipper to a nude colored zipper make it blend in better?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would have to see it on your skin to really know. Obviously the PP couldn’t see what you meant in the first photo because the zipper wasn’t there!

Can you take a pic of it on?

Honest opinion? If it was ME I would probably be less than pleased because I’m VERY picky. And it’s your wedding dress – the most important dress you’ll ever wear! So you really want it to be perfect. Why couldn’t she just sew new elastic loops on it? Again though, I haven’t seen it on you, so it might be just fine 🙂 Plus it’s a very close-up photo, so all we’re really seeing is zipper.

And finally – if you don’t like what she’s done, you are well within your right to ask her to fix it at no charge. You still have two months which is plenty of time! We were doing alterations on my dress up until the Thursday prior to my Saturday wedding!

ETA: Just saw your pic of it against your skin. I don’t love that sadly 🙁 You have so much time… she should be ripping out that zipper and putting in something skinnier, if possible, or no zipper at all. And there should be elastic loops for the buttons to close them over the zipper to make it less conspicuous.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by courtneysokal.
Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Sorry bee. I think you need to find someone to sew new loops on. This looks strange.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I fail to see any problem?  It’s only noticeable in such a close-up picture, it probably just looks like a seam from further away

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sorry, but that doesn’t look right at all. I’m no seamstress, so I don’t know how to go about fixing it, but I think either the buttons or the zipper need to go. Is there another seamstress you could go to?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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minniegrace:  first thing I would do is relax for a moment, don’t have a nervous breakdown. Ok? It will get sorted. 

I think you need to find a new seamstress, one with experience with wedding gowns. Tell them your problem, show them the pictures. I think the right person will be able to fix it. A reputable seamstress should be able to remove the applique and create a new back with tulle and buttons. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

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minniegrace:  If the original loops were too stretched out, could she put new tighter loops in? That seems like it should have been the obvious original fix…you might want to consider a different seamstress….

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Well I think the zipper definitely looks better than the stretched out loops but it’s still not done right. Your seamstress used the wrong type of zipper, she used a standard zipper when she should have used an invisible one. That’s the type that should have flaps of fabric covering it, an invisible zipper is the kind that are usually along the side of a top or the back of the skirt and just look like a seam when it’s closed. They’re slightly more complicated to put it so she took the easy way out, it can definitely be fixed though, you may have to have the buttons moved over to the center once the zipper is switched out and the side let out a bit to give the extra fabric to cover the gap. I really don’t think you shold have to pay exra for the zipper re-do though, a good seamstress should know better and do it right the first time.

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