Post # 1
So I bought “The Dress.” I loved it in the store, I cried when I put it on, etc. But yet, somehow, it’s not how I imagined it. Maybe it’s because I tried on a sample sizes too big/in the wrong color/my height/my body shape, I’m not sure, but the more I keep looking at the picture, the more I’m thinking about alterations. Here are the specs, I bought the dress in a size 14 (due to my bust size, she said my waist will need to be altered to between 10/12). I tried on a 20. I ordered it in Ivory, but tried it on in blush. Also, I’m much shorter than the models that model the dresses. The woman kept telling me the dresses are made for 5’8+, whereas I’m only 5’3.75. I’m petite but curvy and can’t seem to find any dress sites that tell you “hey! Try on this dress!” But anyway, I fell in love with this dress nonetheless.
The dress comes with 3 layers of crinoline. 2 are attached. This is the part where I hope someone can let me know, because I’ve scoured the internet everywhere and can’t seem to find what I’m looking for. I feel like the crinoline is swallowing me up. Does anyone think it would be possible to remove the crinoline without flattening the dress toooo much? Or will it be less dramatic since I’m ordering a smaller size? Will hemming it help?
Attached is the model picture and me for comparison.
Post # 2
Ohhhh honey it is EXQUISITE you do not looked swallowed at all, and the puff factor will be PERFECT in a smaller size. The blush looks awesome, but I think ivory will be just gorgeous too. As another curvey 5’3″ lady who knows the shopping struggle, you are rocking the HELL out of it. Congrats on finding the dress!
Post # 3
I actually think you look better in the (unaltered) dress than the model! Seriously.
Post # 4
Jazzylove : i started to like the blush after a while too but FH made 2 simple requests: that the dress be white & that he can pick me up and twirl me around in it. Something about the ivory looks so delicate.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2019 - USA
FutureMrs0626 : WOW, that dress is gorgeous and flatters you so perfectly. LOVE the color and the material/design of the gown. You look so amazing!!!
Post # 6
The dress looks beautiful! You can easily remove crinoline layers, the more you remove the less full it will be but keeping one layer may be enough for you and personally I like a more natural flowy skirt anyway. You can sort of get an idea of it just by having someone grab the crinoline layers and bundle them out of the way as best they can. Hemming to your height will also help a lot with the swallowed feeling, getting my dress the right length actually made way more of a different than I thought to the look and feel. You could also try on hoop skirts if you want a big skirt without all the fabric tangling around your legs.
Post # 7
I second the Bee that said you look better in the dress than the model. Two thumbs up!
Post # 8
You look amazing in that drss! I’m sure you will feel more comfortable in it once you’re wearing the right size and you’ve had the alterations done.
Post # 9
You should be able to remove a layer of crinoline no problem, but I recommend just taking a deep breath and waiting to see how it looks in your size. You may still want to change things up, or maybe you’ll fal in love all over again!
Post # 10
You look amazing!!! It is a perfect dress for your shape. I don’t think you need to remove any of the layers.
Post # 11
You look amazing. Absolutely.
Post # 12
yeah you look better than the model! its perfect!!
Post # 13
FutureMrs0626 : it’s gorgeous on you, no need to worry!
Post # 14
It does look amazing on you! I honestly think it looks prettier on you than the pic.
Post # 15
I removed a layer of stiff tulle crin from my dress and it’s soo much nicer now. I wanted it to be floaty not poufy. Lol. I think it would be fine for you, and love the dress.