- aunt pol
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Hi ladies, I had thought my mind was all made up dress-wise. I have a dressmaker arranged to make my dress, inspired by the Jim Hjelm below. However, I’ve since found myself looking a lot at the vintage strapless gown also below, one of the first dress pics I saved.
For the important info: I’m 5’6”, so not really tall enough for any proper floor sweeping action. I’m plus sized, with boobs too big for even that. So, I’d always had in mind avoiding strapless dresses: I don’t think I can afford drawing extra attention to my girls. Plus, the one shoulder style allows one bra strap, which the lady in the bra store tells me is actually far more use than you’d imagine. And, because the one shoulder style is held at the shoulder, it doesn’t have to be glued/screwed/corseted on, so there’s room for it to be a bit less tight than strapless. That’s what I like in that Jim Hjelm pic: it’s actually clear the model has two boobs, rather than one! lol…
So then I started thinking about maybe having the dress made as a top and skirt, but carefully done so as to not look like a top and skirt. That way, the weight of the dress is not hanging from either my shoulder or my boobs, the skirt could sit easily on my hips, and I could actually be comfy.
Once I hit on that idea, I went back to look at the vintage gown again… I really love that skirt.
Would the vintage chiffon skirt, (in Ivory) work with the satin one shoulder top, (also Ivory) ???
Also, time is not really a factor: the dressmaker said two – three weeks is plenty of time to make the dress, unless I start looking for heaps of embroidery or crystals etc. So I have until end of February to make up my mind.
Sorry for going on so long, but I wanted to be clear on all the pertinent info!
Thanks for the help!