Post # 1
Ok bees, I really need your help in making a decision here. 🙂
I’m going in for my first official dress fitting this Saturday (yay!!) and cant decide if I should alter the neckline into a sweetheart or not. I really want the sweetheart neckline, but I’m worried about what it would do to the beading and detailing of the dress. I’m worried that they would have to completely remove part of the design and that it might look funny. Here are a few pictures so you can see what I’m talking about.
Here is a picture of how my dress currently looks:
Here is a modified version i made:
And here is an up close picture of the detail. There is a large beaded design right where the sweetheart would need to go. I’m worried that they would have to destroy it to create the sweetheart that I want.
What do you girls think I should do?
Post # 3
I don’t think you can do it with that dress!!! It’s far too intricate. It’s blingy and pretty and me likey though =]
Post # 4
Talk to the seamstress. If she can do it, I think it would be a great change. I think the sweetheart neckline has a more positive impact on the dress than the large beaded design that might have to be removed.
Post # 5
I think they can do it, its just a matter of pulling it in at the right place and placing a few tacks where the sweetheart goes – it wouldn’t destroy the beading at all, maybe just squish it a little but, but probably wouldnt alter the design of the dress at all.
Post # 6
I think it will ruin that beading in the middle to do a full sweetheart like you showed, but it looks like there is some space above the beading to where you may be able to make the top dip in the middle some to give the same effect without being a full sweetheart and without affecting the beading.
Post # 7
I agree with ejs4y8, with that much beading I don’t think switching the neckline is a good idea
Post # 8
Both versions of your dress look really beautiful. You could ask you seamstress, but I wouldn’t chance messing up the beading.
Post # 9
It looks easy to me to just give it that small dip in the center without touching that beaded area. I think the slight modification might be all you’d need.
Post # 10
I like it the way it is and I wouldn’t risk messing up the beading. I think if you do go for it, make sure you really trust your seamstress, because I can see a lot of women saying “oh yeah, I can do that, not a problem!” and then getting in way over their heads and messing up the dress…
Post # 11
Thanks for all the suggestions and advice! It really does look fine how it is, I suppose. I have always just preferred a sweetheart neckline. Thanks smyley for suggesting the dip alternative! I hadn’t thought of that before and will definitely consider that an option.
I guess I can talk to the seamstress and see what she thinks this weekend. I’ve had issues with the dress shop before though, so it makes me a little leery to trust their seamstress with such an intricate task.
Post # 12
Wow, that’s gorgeous 🙂 I think it looks perfect as is!
Post # 13
I say do it, if it’s possible! I like how it balances the dress out…
Post # 15
Your dress looks better as it is. If you try to get the neckline changed, you may have to pay extra because of the decoration that is already there and putting it back in place.
Post # 16
A sweatheart would look good, but I think that design is too intricate to take apart.