Post # 1
I may have found the dress of my dreams for a great price the only issue is that it is a sample dress (size 10 bridal) and I will need about a size 2-4.
The dress is quite structured up top, so I am worried about keeping the integrity of the dessign without it warping in any way. This is the top ( the ribbon is removable ) :
Has anybody altered a dress this much and was it okay?
Post # 3
I’ve always heard that it’s two sizes in either direction.
Post # 4
I know it’s less than four. I have to sell my original wedding dress rather than use it for my vow renewal because it’s about four sizes too big now and was told by a few seamstresses that I can’t take it in that much.
Post # 5
2 sizes down, up depends on how much fabric is left behind. Technically, the seamstress could take all the seams apart, cut it down and put it back together, but that’s functionally a brand new dress. You really risk the structure at that point.
Post # 6
Are you a size 2-4 bridal? If that’s your street size you’re fine. I’m a street size 0-2, size 8 bridal. I wouldn’t alter down beyond 2-3 dress sizes or you lose the structure.
Post # 7
Mine is a size 8 and being altered to size 2 without any problems. I think with the bodice of that dress it may look off if altered too much.
Post # 8
@peaseblossom: Have you tried it on in person? While a bridal 10 is a “real” size 4-6, I would be WAY worried about the cups not fitting right… Unless you’re fifted in the chest, or maybe want some extra coverage?
Post # 9
@MariContrary: Also, I can’t imagine how expensive that would be in terms of alterations.
Post # 10
Im usualy a street size 0-2; 32inch bust, 25inch waist. From charts online I gathered I would be around a 2-4 depending on the designer. I would want to sew in bra padding to take up some of the room and give more fullness anyways.
The gown I tried on at the store was a Vera Wang Bridal 10 I believe, and it was a bit big but didn’t seem as big as some of the other bridal 10s that I have tried on. The lady at the store said that in her opinion it could be taken in alright… I just wanted to confirm with other people on here because this is a big purchase for me.
Post # 11
Thanks for the help guys! I ended up finding a size 8 which I’m sure will be fine to take in 🙂