Post # 1
I just went for my first fitting yesterday, and I was very happy with how my dress looked. When I got home however, I started to compare pictures of myself wearing my dress to when I tried on the store sample. I also started looking at pictures of the dress on models and other brides online.
I think that my dress has shorter sleeves than the sample and the beading is also smaller and takes up less surface area. Overall I’m not bothered by the difference in length, but my sleeves seem to pucker slightly, while the sample sleeves lie flat. I wonder if this is something that would bother other people, or am I just freaking out over nothing?
In the picture below, I’m wearing my dress on the left, and wearing the store sample on the right.
This is a picture of the dress on the model.
Post # 2
I think it looks the same, the store sample was probably a bigger size? It looks loose on you. So it would explain why the sleeves are a tad longer. As for the beading it seems to be the lighting in which the photo was taken.
Post # 3
I agree with PP that it is probably because the sample size was larger. For what it is worth, I think the fitted picture looks much better 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with PP. I think the fitted picture looks better. (but it isn’t really that different)
Post # 5
Thanks for the reassurance everyone! I agree that the fitted one looks better in the body – do you think it looks better in the sleeves as well? (Or is there no difference)
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I’m not trying to be funny, but I’ve been staring at the pictures for the past few minutes and don’t see the difference. I wouldn’t worry about it 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t know whether the change is due to a different size, as in the sample dress, the sheer material of the sleeve comes down past the sheer part of the shoulder/arm strap, and in your dress it comes above that same part. the beaded leaf shape on the shoulder also looks a different shape.
HOWEVER, it doesnt look bad or worse than the sample – just different.
It’s a beautiful dress and you look wonderful.
Post # 8
I do see a difference. The store sample looks like it was a few sizes too large for you, and the sleeves are bigger, accordingly.
However, when I compare the pic of the model to the pic of you (on the left), I do see a difference. Not sure if this makes sense, but the “leaf with 3 petals” looking part of the beading seems to extend further down the cap sleeve/down the models arm. It also looks like the 3 sections of the leaf are almost the same length on the model’s sleeve, but the middle one is longer than the 2 outside ones on your dress. Also, on the floor sample and on the model, the outside leaf/letal things point almost straight down and there’s negative space between them and the strap of your dress, whereas on yours, they seem to be parallel with the dress strap with no negative space. Does that make sense? I tried to make up the photo to show what I mean.
I like the sleeves better on the model, but the important thing is that you’re happy with it.
Post # 9
I do see a difference, and I think I would be upset because there is less beading and less coverage. Seems like your armpit should be draped with the sleeve fabric.
Post # 10
I see what you’re talking about, your armpit (for lack of a better word) is exposed in your dress but covered in the sample. If you are unhappy with it, I would ask if they can do something about it. But personally I think the shorter sleeve is more flattering to your arm, your shoulders appear more.. squared off? and I like that.
Post # 11
The sleeve doesn’t appear to be laying flat on your shoulder. Maybe it can be loosened somehow? That’s the only difference I see!
Post # 12
Don’t compare yourself to models!!! I think the current dress looks better than the sample!! The sample looks kind of “sloppy”. I can’t see a difference in the sleeves, but if it bothers you, get it fixed so you feel better about it!
Post # 13
I think it does look more “puckered” than the model (or the sample). I think it looks fine from what I can see–but I would wonder how it looks from the side though or a more similar angle to the model. If you think if you still like the design and don’t feel that the shorter length is an issue personally, I wouldn’t worry about it! You look lovely with your fitted dress as is!
Post # 14
get them to adjust the sleeve, if it’s puckering it needs changing. X
stunning dress btw
Post # 15
The difference is too minor for me to detect.