- future Mrs. Maxx
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Found my dress today, what a relief! We took some pictures at my Mums house today so I could get a full view of it. I’m wondering if you ladies think I need more coverage on top. Not sure how I’ll fix that just yet because I don’t want to change the sweet heart neck line. I also I’m afraid of having a ”busy” top if I added more for coverage.
I also need the hip area taken in as there is too much loose fabric, then it will fit more snug.
I too have found a dress I like and my mom thinks it’s too revealing. As I look back at my pics I think mine is as well. I am going to go back to the dress shop and talk to thm about options if I get the dress how I can add more coverage. I haven’;t ordered the dress so the consultant mentioned I could order a few sizes too big to accomidate the bust area.
To be honest I do notice your bust area when i look at the dress but it’s not too over the top but it is noticable. Is the back of the dress corset could it be loosened up a bit to help? I agree that adding additional fabric might make it too busy unless they can order you that same fabric as the lining that’s already there. Maybe the seamstress can add another row of that same fabric? Just a thought
the dress you picked is beautiful the rouching lays perfectly but in all honesty, the first thing i noticed on the dress is the neckline and your ladies…is the back a corset? if you purchased the dress already i would suggest to go to a seamstress who only does wedding gowns…nothing else…they know the best and have usually been in the business for quite some time and have the best ideas. maybe you could add another row of the beading but in a color closer to your bridesmaids dresses above the neckline row of beading that is there now, or maybe you could run either a sheer material or a lace material along the top of the neckline an inch or more so that it has the illusion of covering you up a little bit more if that is your concern
I would wait on the top alterations till after you tighten up the body of the dress cause that too may make the dress lay differently on your body
Best of luck future Mrs. Maxx
Thank you ladies for your honest opinions! What great tips too. I will try it on again and loosen it it the bust as it is a corset back. I’ve always been busty, so I’m used to clothes not fitting me due to being so unproportioned. I know I can wear it with confidence… I’m just worried I’ll have a couple of dead Grandmothers at the wedding! So I guess what I’m saying is I know I can deal with the dress as is. I wish it covered a little more, but my concern is the perception of our guests The seamstress told me I’d have to loose the sweetheart bust line if she added beads or fabric to it. I pruchased this one because it fit the best of any I tried on in the bust, and I love the neck line. If anyone has any tips on how to tone the cleavage down withhout changing the top of the dress I’m soooo all ears!
Again I can’t thank you both enough for your help!
well good luck, i think you look great and i def think working with the corset will help with your sorta dilema
Your opinion is very much apreciated! Thank-you so much
I love your dress! If trying to fix it with the corset back does not work, I would go back to the dress shop and ask if they have any satin that they could use to add to the top edge of the neckline to show you what it would look like. Then order some fabric from the company who makes the dress if you like it. You shouldn’t have to lose the sweetheart neckline…to be specific…maybe about 1/2″ to 1″ of satin right along the top edge. You could have them rouch it just like below the beading. It would not add any more beading or “busyness” to the top. Just another idea for you.
Thanks very much for the idea. I’m taking the train off and I’ll have plenty of extra material from the actual gown. I guess I can see how things are fitting closer to the final fitting, and if it’s still really bad we can add the materil from the train to the bust. Thanks again for your help 🙂
Let us know if you make any changes! Did loosening up the corset help any?