Calling all seamstresses ( and non-seamstresses) dress shape advice needed!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4626 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

PinkStripes:   I’m not a seamstress but I can tell you the store will order the dress to your largest measurement and the rest will be taken in to fit perfectly at the alterations stage.  Your seamstress can sew in whatever kind of bra cups you want, so you won’t need a bra.  Also, boning can be added if you feel you need or want it to add shaping and support.  Hope that helps.  

Post # 4
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am not a seamstress, but I think you should order a size up. Wedding dresses often run small, so your street size may not be your wedding dress size. Like you said, the bottom is too tight and squeezes in your curves. Exactly what PP said – order to your largest measurement and get the top taken in. Good luck!

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