I bought a dress online that I really like but it makes me look really fat. I put it on a dress form with the same measurements and it looked really good so I don't know if it's because I tried to lace the back myself or if it's the boning. I have a different dress that looks much better but I don't like it as much. Can you people with more clothing experience tell me if there is anything that can be done? Could they change the boning if I took it to be altered? Would that be really expensive?
Also, the boning in the chest sticks out too far for me, I'm very flat chested so it looks strange. Can that be fixed also?
Dress on dress form:
Dress on me:
And just for reference here is the other dress that does not make me look so fat: