(Closed) Thoughts on a dress? (pic heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2840 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Take it to a seamstress for a consultation. They will be able to tell you all possible solutions.  Looks great on you!

Post # 5
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really like this dress on you.  You are wearing the dress and not the other way around.  Great choice!  I would wear the twisted-strand necklace, I think it would suit the dress. And yes take it to a tailor.  I’m a seamstress myself and didnt dare to do the alterations myself, you got enough on your plate, you don’t need that stress.

Post # 6
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it’s a beautiful dress. As far as alterations, I’d talk with a seamstress…I have no idea what to recommend for that.

Accessories.  Maybe a pair of drop earrings and a sparkly bracelet?  Are you planning on wearing a veil? I think if you wanted to add a bit more to the dress you could look into finding a sparkly belt–but I’m not sure how that would look with the flowy-ness of the dress. If you wanted more volume to the skirt a crinoline (colored crinoline might be fun too) would work.

Post # 7
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

The dress is gorgeous on you! That kind of alterations can definitely happen with a good seamstress!

Post # 8
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s a lovely dress!  Seems to be exactly what you wanted too!


For jewelry, I’d either to pretty drop earrings with a matching bracelet, or a statement necklace instead (with small earrings).


The right undergarments can certinaly fix areas too.  I think a corset bra may help bring in your own waist if you were wanting more definition there or smooth our puckering, in addition to getting it altered.

 Maybe your excess fabric could be fashioned into a simple ruched kind of sash? 

Post # 9
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think a tailor should be able to take it out a bit to help with the puckering.  I would maybe add a sparkly sash belt just below your chest to give it a bit more definitition and break the dress up a bit. 

Definitely do alterations at a bridal shop and not yourself.  Wedding dresses are apparently very particular to alter. They should have sashes for you to try on with it too if you want.

Post # 10
2448 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s a lovely dress but it needs alterations. It’s a bit tight on top and I would add a sash to give it shape. A seamstress will definitely be able to fix puckering. As for jewelry, go for something with sparkle.

Post # 11
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Good work finding that for under $500! It looks great in you. Needs a few alterations but nothing major that any decent seamstress couldnt fix. Agree with blingy accessories and maybe even a nice blingy hair clip too. I’d leave the sash out.

Post # 13
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Find a pro bridal show. Bridal dresses are very tricky.

I would suggest taking it in around your bust and waist. It looks a little loose and your figure is lost in the dress. Its very pretty but would faltter your figure better if it were more snug.


Post # 14
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh! also, I’d suggest you get a petticoat to make it fuller and that way when you walk you won’t have a to worry about it getting stuck between your legs, and it will eliminate any static issues.

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