Post # 1
Help! I need your advice. My wedding is the first week of August, and I just got my dress a 2 weeks ago. Reason being that our families will be taking a trip to the mountains in August and it just seemed like the perfect opportunity for an intimate wedding. Especially since we live in GA and they are scattered around FL. The thing is, when I got my dress I loved the way it fit and the only thing I noticed was that it was a little too tight around my hips. The seamstress pointed out some bunching/creasing around my waist (which I had not noticed, but now it’s the only thing I see). She suggested adding boning (even if only to the sides), but I’m not sure if that will help or just make a fitted dress more constricting around the waist? That has been my experience with boning in dresses in the past.
I had not really thought about wearing a belt, but maybe that could cover it? I’m also not wearing any shapewear underneath in the pictures but ordered some to wear on the day of and the next fitting to smooth everything out.
Do you all think I NEED to do the boning or would the shapewear help some? She said I need to tell her within the next week, but I am scared of adding more alterations because I don’t have a lot of time to play with if something goes wrong.
Post # 2
You need to let the hips out slightly. It looks like because its so tight on your hips its pushing up into the waist, causing the crinkles.
Boning will keep the waist from bunching, but it will not help at your hips. So to me that will be doubly uncomfortable lol. Shapewear wont stop it from bunching.
You also have lots of time for alterations, basically a full month, and that gives you a week wiggle room. Id take the hips out and see how it looks.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t add boning… It will add more bulk and you may even be able to see where it starts/stops. I would actually try some spanx, and try to debloat between now and your next fitting… Then see if it needs to be taken out a bit.
Post # 4
The bunching around the waist is because you have a short torso (I experienced this as well). You need to have your seamstress shorten the bodice of the dress to fit the length of your torso, and that will eliminate the bunching. Boning won’t do this – but it will help to add structure to the dress so it supports itself better
Post # 5
Thank you ladies! I feel a lot better about saying no to the boning when she mentioned it the first time. I’ll see how it fits at the first fitting when she lets out the hips and wear the shapewear. If that doesn’t help I’ll try to see if she can shorten the bodice.