(Closed) What is wrong with my dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Have you tried wearing Spanx underneath to smooth everything out? 

Just saw your edit… my second guess would be that you have a shorter torso than the dress was designed for, and that can be fixed in alterations…

Post # 4
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I think your dress is still too small, which is what is creating the wrinkles. 

Post # 5
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Happy7:  Could be a couple things… the bodice may be too long for your torso, which alterations should be able to fix… also, (HATE to say it,) but it may actually still be too small for you, I would try it on with some spanx or a longline bra now and see if that helps. 

Post # 6
3849 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I agree, I think it is still too small.

Post # 7
3002 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The dress is too small. The ‘wrinkles’ are the fabric stretching too much.

Post # 8
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Sorry to say the dress is still too small. do you have time to lose more weight? If not a corset back might be in order to get it to lay properly.

Post # 9
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Yeah just try it now with Spanx and see what happens, I think that will make a big difference!

Post # 10
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The chest looks too big on you and the length of torso is wrong so its sitting your hips wrong. You need good alterations in my opinion.

Post # 11
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

hmmm i had a similar problem with my dress and the seamstress pulled out the sides at my hips by half an inch (that was the only amount of material she could get from the sides) and it helped smooth it out.

all body types are diff so i dont know if what worked for me will work for you but ask if they take it out by the hip will it help.

Post # 12
517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You need to have the lower portion of your dress lifted a but (maybe an inch). It is sitting too low and puckering because its trying to fit over your hips.

Spanx and having the torso shortened should do it.

Post # 13
998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The dress does seem to be too small.  You can see the outline of your belly button which is not flattering and will come across in pictures.  I would inquire with a good seamstress.  She should be able to figure out what needs to be done.  Good luck!

Post # 15
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I feel like the material in the front torso is too thin.  As if it was improperly lined when manufactured.  You can pay a seamstress to sew more lining in and it would be a cheap fix.  It would also help the spanx do their job because the material would supply more force to suck you in.  I feel like it is odd that you can see the divet from your bellybutton through the dress and it is making you look not very fit even though you clearly are.  It also makes your gorgeous gown come across as a little cheap/poorly made.  Hope this helps.  Good luck.

Post # 16
4429 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Happy7:  i say if your not in love with it get a new dress.

but it all depends on how you feel about this dress.


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