Wedding dress alterations blues :(

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 18
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1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

laulau17 : I love your dress!  Very classic and classy.

It looks like you can see an underwear line, which is emphasising the pooch?  is that under the shapewear, or is the shapewear?  I could still see underwear under my shapewear so I didn’t wear any.  I also had shapewear that went from my knee to just under my boobs and it completely changed my figure – I had so many people worried about how much weight I’d lost in a short amount of time haha. 

Either way, it looks perfectly normal and I wouldn’t have even noticed it if you weren’t pointing it out.  In person, no one will notice and if it does appear in any photos, you can ask your photographer to shop it out.  I’d let your photographer know in advance too that you are a bit concious of it, as they can keep an eye out in pics, and pose you in certain ways. 

Post # 19
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1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

As far as a brands of shapewear goes,  I would recommend Rago.  You can find them online.  There are several older threads about them on the Weddingbee too.  Otherwise,  book an appointment at a lingerie store and try on different brands until you find one that you like.  Whatever you choose pick a style that fits from just below your bra to your thighs for the smoothest lines. 

You didn’t get many suggestions about the tummy area because you have a normal one.   Just stand straight and tell the photographer you are concerned about your stomach.  They will pick flattering angles and can photoshop your pictures if need be.

Post # 20
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3281 posts
Sugar bee

You need nude (not white!) shapewear that goes from just below your boobs to mid thigh or lower. Make sure it is the right size; resist the urge to go smaller.

 

Post # 21
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1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

If your dress has a low back you can try Spanx Suit Your Fancy 5 -Way Convertible Bodysuit.  You can find it on the Bare Necessities website.

Post # 22
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8323 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

laulau17 :  

I think, though  you said not , that is just simply  too small OP,  from the waist down , the actual waist and midriff  look quite loose .

As for your (very small   ) tummy bump , I think the underwear is doing you no favours, they look too lowcut at the top edge and actually seems to be making  the bump.

Lovely dress btw!  

ETA I see pps have some  good ideas for shapewear. 

Post # 24
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

 

 

laulau17 :  I had the same issue after I bought my weddingdress. I loved it at the store but when I saw the photos I really regret my choice. So I went back to the store and discovered that the lights in the store were really bad! Just put a blister plaster or bandaid over your belly button and stand close to a window. It will look better! (I’m from the Netherlands so excuse me for maybe making mistakes writing). 

Post # 25
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3560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

laulau17 :  despite the claims, shapewear isn’t magic. it isn’t going to be able to get rid of curves you have – it will just smooth them a bit, as you noted. if you have a tummy, you’ll still have a tummy. but your tummy will look firmer an smoother and not as jiggly when you move (if your tummy is the kind that jiggles, like mine (: ).

at some point, you just have to accept that a fitted dress is…fitted. and your body is your body. personally, i think you look fabulous (though I agree with a PP that those wrinkles *look* like the dress is a bit too tight in the hips. if your seamstress says it’s just the liner bunching…well, she would probably know better. but if the liner is bunching…it’s usually because the liner is too tight. i’d let it out in the hips about an inch.)

 

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