I just got alterations done, the seamstress added cups into the dress but somehow I feel like it doesn't look right, I'm a very modest person and feel like it's showing too much cleavage? I could really use some suggestions or opinions on both the front and back. I'm not sure how I feel about the back anymore and don't like how it is showing fat rolls. I have been struggling with dress and veil regret and worried that my fiance won't like any of it
I went dress shopping with a friend and picked the second dress I tried on. My friend and sales person LOVED it, and I thought I did too. I thought I should just get it because I didn't know if I'd get any other chance to look for dresses because of covid. I also just immediately bought the veil that they brought out which now feels a bit boring as there is no detail to it Problem is I never wanted a fit and flare dress and even told the sales person I was looking for a line or ballgown. We are eloping in less than 2 months and I can't justify spending money on another dress or veil. Pictures attached of front and back (I couldn't button the back completely as there is nobody to help me). I know (hope!) it'll look a bit better when the dress and veil have been steamed and I'm glammed up with makeup, but please I would love some encouragement.
Ok, first of all, your dress looks beautiful on you! Not that many people have the figure to pull off this dress and you are one of the lucky few! I think you will look back at pictures years from now & be so glad you chose a silhouette that shows it off! Secondly, I would never look at you & think this dress is too revealing in the chest. Even my grandma would say it’s beautiful! I think it covers enough to remain tasteful, without looking matronly. As far as the back of the dress goes.. I don’t see any fat rolls! Are you referring to the area by your arms? If so, everyone has that! By no means do I think you need to cover that area. But if YOU feel uncomfortable with it, a seamstress can add a layer of delicate lace edging to the sides to provide more coverage. My cousin actually did that with her dress and you would have never known it was added- it looked like it had been made that way. If you want a more detailed veil, there are Etsy shops that sell beautiful ones for a fraction of the price!
Thank you all so so much!! You have really reassured me a lot!! I so appreciate it! I did go ahead and buy a different cathedral veil from Etsy for $50! (I wish I had done that all along instead of spend $100 at davids bridal.) Because the front of my dress is so simple I think it'll be nice to have some more detail in the veil! I also bought some earrings and a beautiful bracelet so hopefully once I put everything on together on my wedding day, I will feel beautiful and like a bride
Yes I was concerned about the area by my arms, I will look into possibly adding some lace to it!
It’s really stunning on you! (and you have literally no backfat) Also remember that classic dresses that rely on the structure for glam look SOOO much better when steamed/pressed!
Girl you were made to wear this dress! Seriously as other pp said, not everyone could pull off this silhouette and shape and you nailed it...it’s the perfect dress for you!
I think it looks amazing on you! Based on your description, I was expecting the dress to be very revealing and unflattering and it is neither. I don't think you need to change anything. However, I removed the extra cups that were added to my dress because I self conscious about the way it looked, and I would recommend doing that if you're feeling the same way. If you had cups added to avoid having to wear a bra, you might be able to have them replaced with thinner ones, or they can be removed altogether and you can wear a sticky bra instead if you need some support.
It looks really really good on you, I love the back. Maybe get a necklace that sits in the middle of the neckline so you don’t feel so exposed or empty… I don’t know what words I’m trying to come up with LOL.
I tend to be very conservative and am especially not at all a fan of revealing wedding dresses. (Sometimes I literally cringe at dress posts....) Like others, based on your description I was anticipating something VERY different when I scrolled to your photos. Honestly, as an older-middle-aged mom, your dress is absolutely gorgeous on you and not at all too revealing. I guess if you are truly uncomfortable you can ask your alterations person about the possibility of adding a lace panel to the front, but I wouldn't -- it's perfect just the way it is!
I think looks great! You are a beautiful bride! Awesome dress choice!