(Closed) Waist undefined in my dress but not in store dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2699 posts
Sugar bee

Have you lost weight? You look much slimmer now!

Post # 3
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I see the difference, but I think you are being to harsh on your dress and how it flatters you. If it were me I’d add a belt to the dress to visually add a little more definition, but as is the waist is still flattering!

Post # 5
2699 posts
Sugar bee

It’s positively flattering! You look beautiful in that dress but that curve you had before was not so much waist (which is still tiny), it was waist to hip/thigh ratio and it looks like you’ve definitely lost some inches there. There is also some type of garment in the top dress. I can see where it ends. Do you remember getting into it? Lacing up or boning or anything?

Post # 6
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I can see a difference, but I feel like the size 8 sample gave you more shape because it was too small? The way it looks now is probably closer to how it meant to fit, but you should always get a second opinion if you don’t feel the seamstress is doing enough to fit you.

Post # 8
446 posts
Helper bee

Try taking it in a bit more from mid-thigh down to knee – I think that’s where it’s missing the definition!

Post # 9
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I would have it taken in a bit more, but you do look great either way! It’s a beautiful dress.

Post # 10
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I can see the difference.  Do you think they had the waist up higher when you originally tried it in?  A belt would probably give you the same effect.  For what it’s worth, I think you look great in the dress “as is,” but I know what it’s like to have a certain look in mind.

Post # 11
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think part of it is that is looser on the hips and thighs. The sample was also tighter there giving a more mermaid feel where as yours is looser and a little more a line. Have it pinned in further down and see how you feel. Also how did they fit you in the size 8? It’s possible that how they fitted you in it caused a corset type effect on the waist that yours is missing. Try adding a small waist cinched or ask about an inbuilt corset to give that effect. 

Post # 12
5101 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

Your after dress looks 100% better imo. 

Post # 13
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Agree with pp – you look like a dream in your dress! I think the “mermaid” effect you were seeing in the sample is due to the fact that it was too small for you across the hips. Were you able to sit down in the sample? Usually when you see it wrinkling/bunching on the tops of the hips, it’s creeping up because it’s too small in that area. Your dress skims over your gorgeous curves like a dream, though!

Post # 14
29 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

It’s the sash.

Post # 15
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My first thought was that you look significantly slimmer now than you did then- and not many brides complain about that! In terms of shape, the main difference is that you looked a lot ‘hippier’ in the sample, so I think if you want that look, bring it in slightly around the thighs. But my feeling is that maybe the smaller sample was just emphasising your hips more as it was a bit tight. I can’t see any problem in how you look now. x

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