(Closed) What is wrong with my dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
2303 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m sorry to say it, but I think you might need to lose a few more pounds. Do a ton of core strengthening exercises to really tone that area. I think you might also need to shorten the bodice a bit, but I would do that after you’ve tried to lose a bit more from the waist area. Sorry 🙁 i know that is nothing that a bride wants to hear, but hopefully it will be a okay on the big day (sorry for the rhyme :/)

Post # 18
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Spanx it girl! ..and maybe adding a sash?

Post # 19
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013


I agree. I think that if the area where the detailing starts at your hips was lifted an inch or two it would look more proportional and get rid of some of the creases. 

I love this dress by the way. 


Post # 20
2203 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It does look a bit too small, NOT that you need to lose weight because you look just fine the way you are 🙂 Maybe spanx will help? I hope you get it figured out!

Post # 21
782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree with the PPs, it looks too small and it isn’t hitting you where it is supposed to.

Post # 22
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It looks like the top needs to be lifted a bit and it’s too tight in the hips. Have you tried a thicker, more cinching type of shapewear than Spanx? I’ve never tried Spanx but it looks like pantyhose material to me, which won’t give you enough control. Maybe a longline bra or corset that doesn’t have prominent princess boning to smooth out the tummy area since the material of your dress seems very unforgiving!  Good luck!

Post # 23
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013



I’d tried on the dress and for those who don’t know the satin on it is like a charmus which is very light and does show contouring on the body. The dress looks like it fits you well, it needs to be fitted to stay up otherwise it’ll scrunch even more but I do agree the bodice seems like it needs to be shortened.  If you dont like the stomach showing then get a tall spanx that will give you some fabric between you and the dress. Personally I think It looks lovely on you even with the couple wrinkles.  Best advice is to talk to a seamstress who has delt with these situations for years and can tell you what you need to do. If you lose more weight it could just mean you have to pay for more alterations.

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