Dress Dilemma

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Can my dress be saved??
    Yes, you will be fine! : (8 votes)
    42 %
    No, that is too much to be taken in : (9 votes)
    47 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I have no idea about the dress lol but just wanted to say congratulations!! That is a phenomenal accomplishment! I’d probably just want to buy another dress anyway to show off the new figure 🙂

    Post # 4
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    317 posts
    Helper bee

    I would think you’d be putting more money into it to fix it then what you paid for it. I’d look into getting a new dress to show off your body

    Post # 5
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    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @xoxo_712:  depends on what the dress looks like.  you should call them.  

    Post # 6
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    6506 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Congrats on the weight loss! I lost about 30 pounds between buying my dress and alterations. It had to be taken in a lot but they were able to do it (it was a bit more expensive though). However, every dress is different so your best bet is probably to take it to a seamstress and ask.

    Post # 7
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    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MrsGarrityToBe:  i like this too.  you might be better off selling that dress or returning it and buying something new.  BTW congrats on getting so skinny!

    Post # 9
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    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    It depends on what your dress is made out of, any beading or patterns on it, etc. Word of advice: go to a third party for alterations. DB charges insane prices, and you can get better service from a private seamstress. DB will try to convince you to use them for alterations, but as long as you paid for your dress, you can take it home and do whatever you want with it.

    Post # 10
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    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @xoxo_712:  that is a huge loss and totally beyond fantastic!!! But I am pretty confident you will be able to have it altered no problem! just do your research and find a great seamstress! 

    I have a friend who had a dress taken from a size 16 to a 4 and it looked stunning! 

    Post # 11
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    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    No one can really answer the question of how easy the alterations will be without seeing the dress – even a simple a-line dress with lots of lace and beading could be hard to take in compared to a ruched mermaid with no lace or beading. You should be fine to get the dress altered, though – I know of one girl who had her prom dress altered down from a 10 to a 00 because they didn’t make it anymore. It was beaded EVERYWHERE and had colorful patterns on the bust, waist, and skirt, too, and it turned out lovely (although I’m sure the alterations were pretty costly).

    Post # 12
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    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I bought a sample dress that was a label size 10… I wear a street size 2 and it was taken in no problem (lace mermaid dress)…. I think it could be do-able but check with a seamstress. Also, it may be less expensive to find an independent seamstress rather than using the one at David’s Bridal.

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