Post # 1
Think it will work? I already bought a size 12 dress off the rack, but was thinking of just buying a smaller size. I could just sell the other dress.
I tried size 6 from the same designer and even that, the sales associate had to clip the dress.
Post # 3
I’m wondering the same! I got a 10 and need it to be 2 or 4.
I probably depends on the dress. If its fairly simple, I dont see why it wouldnt be able to be taken in. Mine has a floral detail all the way around so if it were to be taken in, it’d definately mess up the pattern, so I’m guessing I shouldn’t have bought it! =(
Post # 4
My dress is a bridal size 10 and I had it taken in to fit my street size 2 frame. My seamstress was great and made my dress fit me like a glove. 🙂
Post # 5
It really depends on the design. I was forced (by ignorant bridal shop people, lol) to order a 10 when I really needed about a 2/4 in the dress, and there was only so much that could be done with the style. It’s ABOUT the right size, but it looks kind of horrid. If it’s a simple silhouette, you should be fine. Otherwise, I wouldn’t take my chances.
Post # 6
The more embellishment and beading, the more difficult it is to take in. Also something like a ballgown silhouette is a lot easier to take in then something fitted everywhere, like a trumpet. I had a size 10 sample taken in to fit a 2 and it was ok. My original dress which the bridal salon ordered in a size 6 (supposedly to fit me perfectly) was way too large and was a nightmare to alter because of all the detail on the dress.
Post # 7
Thanks for the replies!
It’s a modified A line but has lace all over it. I talked to the seamstress (from the bridal salon I bought it from) and they said they could alter it for me.
I don’t know. I guess we’ll see! It’s just that fit makes or breaks a dress, so Im a little worried!
Post # 8
My sister had an A line dress for her wedding. When she ordered it, she had to get around a size 16. Then she lost a TON of weight and was around a size 8 at her first fitting. It didn’t even look like the same dress on her. But those alterations ladies worked magic. They basically had to take the dress apart and remake it. It fit her like a glove on the big day.
I’m in the same boat as you are! I also bought a sample size 8 and I’m around a 0-2. The seamstress told me before I purchased it that they could alter it for me. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Post # 9
Wow, I wish I had this problem lol. I’m trying to lose enough weight to get into the sample.
Post # 10
Could you all give approximate price range for the alterations you had? I just bought a pronovias sample gown that will need to be altered to my street size 4 frame.
Post # 11
@cribbie: Mine is less than $400 — that already includes taking in the sides, adding bra cups, a simple french bustle, hemming (all three tiers of it), and pressing.