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Just Said Yes May 2021

Lumpy waist in dress

Faith, on August 18, 2020 at 8:33 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 15
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Help, friends! The waistline of my dress is oddly lumpy. Any advice on how to fit it? Add boning, undergarment, etc? I tried loosening, tightening, and every combination in between and can't smooth it out. 馃槀



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Latest activity by Julie, on August 19, 2020 at 2:51 PM
  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    I would contact your seamstress and ask them.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    I don鈥檛 have any particular advice all I wanted to say was I think your gown is so beautiful!!!
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  • Faith
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    A closer shotLumpy waist in dress 2
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  • Faith
    Just Said Yes May 2021
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    Thank you so much!! 馃グ馃グ馃グ
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  • L
    Expert September 2020
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    I honestly wouldnt have noticed unless you said something! Maybe it needs to be steamed professionally?
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    I鈥檓 certainly no seamstress, but I wonder if it was altered properly for your measurements.
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  • Leanne
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    First of all, your shape is killer. Second of all, I wouldn鈥檛 have notice it. Kind of looks like the lining is bunched a smidge?
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  • KiwiDerbyBride
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    Has it been altered already? Mine did that before alterations because it needed to be let out slightly in the hips. Once that was done, the bunching went away. If it鈥檚 a little too narrow in the hips, the material will ride up and bunch at the waist, which is what this looks like to me.

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  • Grace
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    I would just be happy to have a shape like yours lol I鈥檒l take the ruffling if I could look like you ! Honestly tho it鈥檚 not very noticeable and a lot of dresses with these silhouettes do this as the dress bends when you move, atleast that鈥檚 what I was always told.
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  • Anna
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    Hey!
    Not a seamstress by any means...looks to me like there is too much fabric between the bodice and waist...vertically, not horizontally, if that makes sense?
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  • Julie
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    https://www.google.com/search?q=lacing+a+corset+dress&oq=lacing+a+corset&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j0l7.5198j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_1Ks8X5D1MdexytMP-ueZmAU27

    Also, once it's laced through, start at the waistline to tighten it there first, and then adjust the rest of the laces.

    But it also *may* be a little too long on the center front hollow to waist measurement.

    Good luck!

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  • Faith
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    That makes perfect sense!! Thank you so much!!

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  • Julie
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    Any time! It's nice to be useful sometimes. I had to lace by best friends dress. They called me in for an "emergency" as I was doing everyone's make up. Waist, take the slack up through the top, waist again, last part of slack through the bottom. I used to make corsets in costume design so this is one thing I know!
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  • Faith
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    That helps so much! I can definitely see what you're saying... it looks like the waist seems a tab too long and that's what's causing the material to bunch. I great appreciate the help!! I will be trying your lacing method next time around!!

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  • Julie
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    Awesome. And if it's still bunching and your seamstress doesn't have a suggestion, my recommendations would be to ask her to let it out a bit at the hips (just a smidge) and use A LOT of fashion tape at the top. The fashion tape will keep the top flat and in place (a must for strapless dresses) and if you loosen the from the hips down just a bit (I'm talking a small fraction of an inch) it should be enough for it to lay flat and not ride up as you move.

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