- 7 years ago
So let me start with how I came to find the dres….when I got engaged, I was super excited about finding THE DRESS.
I was adament that I wasnt going to spend too much on the dress and was anxious to find one under budget. So when a sample sale came up I gathered two of my bridesmaids and started trying on dresses. We were all in this massive room where everybody can try on dresses and whilst I was pretty quick to put one on and decide I hated them, I saw a beautiful dress that somebody else was trying!!
I was seriously hoping she would put it back so I could try it on so I kept a close eye on her (without trying to be obvious or creepy) and I was delighted when she put it back and my bridemaid ran and brought it to me!!
I tried it on and it was absolutely beautiful-my mind was set on something lacey but at the same time I hated majority of whats out there because I felt it was…… TOO lacey (whatever that is…) you know, like the ones you get on lacey curtains?
I didnt want to try on any other dress afterwards and other ones I had tried on, I liked a lot less. But there was something about the dress I didnt quite like-it was too sparkly at the top for me and it didnt give me the best shape (it wasnt a BAD shape though…) and seeing as it was the 2nd day I had set out to find a dress, I wasnt sure about making a rushed decision, but one of my bridesmaids (who is also soon to be married and has already done the dress thing) assured me if I dont want to take it off, and I keep wanting to look in the mirror, then its probably the one, and sample sales dont come by often so I bought the dress!!!
See the thing is everytime I try it on (I put it on all the time when im on my own… surely Im not alone in this! XD) I still feel like its not giving me quite the right shape… and its too sparkly at the top, and at the same time, really boring at the top until you get to the hip area. I’ve also analysed the pictures of me in it (and in few other dresses) and I absolutely feel that the dress just doesnt do much for my shape at all (compared to some other dresses I’ve tried on), even though the lace part is all… kind of rouched up around the waist, on the pictures it just doesnt seem to show. I was thinking of taking it to a seamstress and talking to her about having some major alterations done to it to either
a.add more sparkles at the top to make the dress slightly less boring,
b. take all the sparkles off at the top
c. do something with the bust to make it more of a sweetheart line
d. see if she can make the material more rouched… or add anything/take anything away to give it more shape.
The thing is the dress itself I still really love, I just dont think its…. perfect.
I dont really regret making the decision to buy it because I’ve scoured the internet for something else I like and I cant seem to be able to find it, I just need to do some major work on this one!!
Do you have any ideas on how to give it more shape?? I’ll attach a picture of it so you can get an idea of what its like, and below I’ll add another picture with a different dress so you can see what im talking about with the ‘shape’ thing
and below the dress that gave me a better shape: