Post # 1
when i ordered my dress i was still breastfeeding. the consultant kept telling me ” don’t order smaller than size 10 ” because of my bust even though all my other measurements were 8. i kept assuring her that i have always been much lighter and i was sure i would lose weight . im’ sure they get that ALL the time but iw as serious. i even showed her pictures of me before the baby when i was a competitive body builder. i know my body well. anyways, i ordered the 8 (i wanted to go even smaller but she just wasn’t having it)
well since then i’ve lost another 15 pounds and am back to a street size 2. i’ve lost a full 2 inches on my bust. i’m really worried that the dres is goign to be so big it wont be able to be altered. i’ve heard you can only alter two sizes down 🙁
here’s the dress and me in it at 130 lbs 36 DDD
i’m now 114 and back to a 34 C
am i going to be ok? does anyone have any pics ???
Post # 3
oh ps the sample was an 8 and it’s actually pinned the whole way up the back except my boobs.
i jsut remembered that. i can’t believe i listened to her. am i screwed!
Post # 4
First: I saw this dress after purchasing my own and experienced MAJOR envy. It’s flippin’ gorgeous!!
When I bought my gown I weighed 131 and when it came in, I weighed 115. I went from a C to a B and lost several inches in my hips. My dress is very alterable and it has a similar shape to yours. I’m paying an extra $200 for alterations due to all the work that’s being done, but it is possible!!
Edit: I’ve only had one fitting, but I’ll post photos once any work has been done on it.
Post # 5
So I was having a similar freakout. I was in between sizes and instead of going with my gut and getting the smaller size, I listened to the consultant and got the bigger one. After it was too late, I freaked out and tried to change the size and was told repeatedly that it would be fine. My dress has a ton of beading on the bodice like yours so I was nervous. I haven’t had anything done to it yet but they keep telling me it’s totally fine and that it’s been done before. And my cousin’s dress was taken down like 3, maybe 4 sizes, and it looked flawless! (her dress was covered in lace and tons of beading)
So don’t stress, it can be done 🙂 Also, there is another bee who had her dress taken in from like a 10 to a 2 (she bought the sample) and it looked perfect.
Beautiful dress by the way!!!
Post # 6
I never heard it can only be altered down 2 sizes! Some dresses might look bad if you alter it too much, but these seamstresses are professionals and do a ton of wedding dress alterations all the time. They’ll tell you whether it will look bad or not. I doubt it will. The only problem is altering to make a dress bigger. Making it smaller can almost always be done! Beautiful dress and congrats on losing all that weight!
Post # 7
They should be able to take it in. My dress is a size too big and I actually gained 5 pounds since I ordered my dress. It is horrible that they push you do to what they think is right. Granted they ususally know what they are doing but maybe it is a conspiracy for higher alteration bills? 🙂
Post # 8
@caits615: thank you so much. that just made me feel so much better
@mkelove: i 100% agree about that conspiracy. i def feel like they do that with bridesmaids dresses. this shop wouldn’t even show the girls the size charts. just took measurements and ordered which is insane. you hsould have the choice. its your money. if you’re an idiot and order to small lol your bad!
Post # 9
Gorgeous!! Alterations will be no prob!
Post # 10
I think you’ll be okay! You can probably alter that dress in 2 sizes with no issue (though I’m no seamstress). Also important to keep in mind that sometimes the samples are stretched out, too so your brand new dress may be smaller since it hasn’t been worn.
The dress is gorgeous and you look amazing in it!
Post # 11
That is very annoying. Are you getting your alterations done by the salon where you bought the dress? In which case, it would be their problem if it doesn’t fit.
I’m guessing it’s too late to switch the order to another size, is there any way they can do this?
I do think you’ll be okay though, even if the dress is drastically too big. I think the style will lend itself to being altered down easier than other styles. At least your dress isn’t covered in intricate patterned beading or other design elements. The bodice is heavily beaded but it’s consistent beading all over, so they could just make it smaller.
Post # 12
Gorgeous! Alterations should be okay for you!
Post # 13
I am having my first fitting this weekend in a Jim Hjelm gown that was ordered in a size 10 and I am now a size 2! I will let you know what happens, I AM FREAKING OUT AS WELL.
Post # 14
@LNJohnson: omg you’re in the exact predicament! please update me and let me know what happens when you go in for your fitting.. what dress did you pick..pictures!!!
Post # 15
@laurelewrigley: I bought 8063 close to 2 years ago so it has been a LONG time since I’ve seen it! Sizing is only one of my fears this weekend! I’ll be sure to keep you postd 🙂
Post # 16
Your dress is beautiful! I’m sure you’ll be able to get it sized down to fit you. I bought my dress in a 6 and ended up at wedding time being a street size 00/0, so I had pretty extensive alterations and it all came out perfectly… After 4 alterations appointments.