Post # 1
Last year I got my dress from Alfred Angelo – my dress is A line so the snuggest part is around my waist which apparently they sized as a 4 (normally I wear an 8)….not sure why they said I should order a 4.
I tried on the dress again a few weeks ago and it felt extremely tight in my chest going down to my waist – I could barely breathe. The weird thing is that my measurements are smaller now (by a 1/2 inch to inch or so) than they were when I got sized.It’s a corset back so it does have some variability on how it can fit me. The main problem is that the back panel doesn’t snap on the other side…I think my boobs got bigger over this past year…(I know poor me 😉 ) so any time I breathe basically it unsnaps itself under the corset laces. And it fits okay around my waist..a bit tight but doable.
I wonder why they ordered me a dress so small…and of course now its discontinued so I can’t even exchange it for a bigger size.
But – I was wondering – when I get alterations, could they just put in a wider back panel? I think even an additional inch should help me out. Has anyone gotten a larger back panel in a corset dress to accommodate their bosoms? Did it take away from the integrity of the lace up back or did it work out okay?
Post # 3
i would definately suggest getting in for alterationst and see what they suggest. you may need to order more fabric specific to your gown and that could take a month in itself to get to you.
i have heard of people getting their inserts made taller, so why wouldnt you be able to get one made wider? i think it is definately do able.
Post # 4
I think you could do it, the fabric insert isn’t a really complicated part of the dress…
Post # 5
Thanks! That’s what I thought – I figure the insert is just a piece of fabric and I think I’ll only need it extended between 1-2″ for my comfort. I have yet to talk to a alteration person about it but I can’t imagine it would be extremely difficult to do.
Post # 6
of course you can! when you go for alterations, talk to them about it!
Post # 7
What ever happened with your dress? I am currently having the EXACT problem.
Post # 8
Yes…actually I did the same thing…you can actually ask the person who will be doing your alterations to move the panel over an inch.
Post # 9
Thanks for the heads up, twizzlo916!
I called the alterations lady at the bridal botique where I bought my dress, and she made it seem like it was a pretty common thing with maggie dresses.
Post # 10
@Kerrikay – I’m actually doing away with the panel insert all together. The rest of my dress is modest enough that showing a bit of “back” behind the laces is actually really pretty. So I’d suggest trying your dress on w/o the panel and see how you feel and like it.