Post # 1
Hi ! SO I’m getting married ! I already bought a very pretty strapless dress.
The back of it, goes about where my bra strap is.
I already know I want them to add straps to it, but I’m just wondering is it possible they can make a lower back to it??
I love it the way it is already, but I’m just thinking a lower back would look prettier, especially if they can make the straps line down with it!
The back of my dress looks like this one.
After alterations I want the back of it to look like this, just without the bow.
Thanks! Any feedback will help !
Post # 2
When I first tried on my dress (also strapless, with a hidden zip) the seamstress said I could add that lace mesh stuff and lower the back too if I wanted. Decided to leave it as it was in the end, but seeing as straps would be more supportive than mesh, I’m sure the back could be lowered.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
Some of it will likely depend on the top of your dress. If there is boning and structure in place, it may be more difficult to open the back without loosing the shape. In your first picture it looks like there is boning in the top, to help with the structure of the dress since it is strapless. In the second one, its clear there is no boning and the shape it held mainly togther by the way the straps are designed.
Also keep in mind if you have a great deal of lace or beading on the top, it will be more costly to alter it. Lots of beading or fancy lace means more work, so a bigger charge!
My best advice is to talk to a reputable seamstress. They know much better what will work and what wont based on fabric, design, etc etc.
Post # 4
gunnabamissus : Thanks! Yeah in the front I have a little bit of jewels and some lace. I’m trying to keep my alterations low-ish lol!
Post # 5
louiseoxford : Awesome! I’ve seen a few straps added onto strapless dresses, but some of them look like they were just thrown on there. So I’m debating about everything with alterations! Thanks!
Post # 6
A good seamstress would definitely be able to make it look right 🙂 Tatum23 :