- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
When I first tried on this dress, I was in love! but there was a problem.
too much cleavage, not enough support.
I wanted an alteration where I’d feel comfortable and supported – without looking like I was trying to be super modest or ruin the beauty of the neckline. I wanted a dance I could dance in without concern. Who wouldn’t?
Like many ladies of large breasts, I knew I needed a dress with sleeves to feel the MOST comfortable. I didn’t want to be adjusting “the girls” all night. I had not found a dress that looked nice AND felt supportive until this one. If only the V had cut a little higher, it would be perfect.
So the wedding boutique tailor added some folds to the top using extra fabric I bought. they blended in quite nicely and i liked the alterations. I could tell it was altered, but i’m not sure anyone else could. you can see the extra folds that were added in this close up.
I worried about it looking silly. I’ve seen poor alterations before. I didn’t want the beautiful dress ruined because I required a coverup. the fabric – though ordered with the dress – seemed a bit lighter than the dress. So I worried about that too.
But once it was on on my wedding day, I knew it looked right. Most importantly I was struck by how comfortable it felt on me. Like it was made for me.
The dress was warm but I was married in a museum so the AC was blasting. I was so comfortable in my dress. It was heavy and thick yet I barely felt the weight until the second I took it off. And it just felt smooth and perfect the entire night. It’s a simple dress, not at all like I had pictured on my wedding day. The only thing it had that I was looking for was straps! But the more ornate dresses didn’t seem to look right on me. I NEVER thought I’d go with a satin dress – I always pictured a lace dress with a keyhole back! But I couldn’t get over the way it laid on me. A little draping can go a long way.
I didn’t have any serious dress regret, either. 🙂
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