I have never posted in any sort of discussion before so I have no idea if this will help me in any way. But I figured maybe someone would have a suggestion on here that I haven't thought of.
I purchased a dress of my upcoming wedding over 8 months ago. It was not at all what I had envisioned myself in as I wanted something more A-line that I could move in but ended up falling in love with a keyhole back lace dress that is a mermaid style, much tighter than I had thought but the sample made my body look amazing and I loved how I felt in it.
I am not having that same feeling in the dress now that it has come in. I have had three fittings and I keep hoping it will change and its not. The wedding is less than a month away. The way the dress fits there is a crease/it pulls over my stomach and makes it really noticeable. I like my body. I have curves and I wanted to show them off. But it seems like this is pointing to an unflattering place and I can't get rid of it. I tried to look for shape wear but the key hole back is very low. My concern is as simple and as petty as this; I want to love my wedding dress. I do not want to feel self conscious all day long. I do not want to starve myself for the next three weeks. I don't want every photo of me to be of my with my hand covering the area I don't like. I don't know if the problem can be corrected (the seamstress is going to try to relax the lace) or if this is just the way a dress that is this form fitting will fit and I have to learn to love it. I hate the idea that I'm going to put the dress on on my wedding day and feel uncomfortable and unhappy with my body.
Does anyone have any ideas for shapewear that might work? Or a suggestion for alterations that I haven't thought of? I know that I probably like the sample more because it had stretch and the newly ordered dress is stiffer and I can't change that. What can I change?