(Closed) Dress Help, should I try a different style

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Which Dress
    Dress A : (33 votes)
    57 %
    Dress B : (11 votes)
    19 %
    Look for a different style : (14 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    You aren’t too old for the style. 🙂 They are gorgeous dresses. I do think that fit will be an issue if you buy too small. What did they mean you shouldn’t buy bigger? I’m confused. If you want it, buy it a bit big. It shouldn’t be a big deal to take it in a little bit…even if you go with an independent seamstress instead of using the store trying to sell it to you.

    Post # 6
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @MrsTimmy: I agree. It sounds like they didn’t know what you meant (that you didn’t want to show that much cleavage.) I would say order it a size or two bigger. Order it based on the measurement of your chest. I would measure yourself and look up a sizing guide.

    Post # 7
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t see why taking the chest in a size or two would be an issue. It’s done all the time. As PP said, maybe see if an independent seamstress could do it for you? Might be cheaper also.

    I voted for #1, it’s so pretty and flowing and looks great on you!

    Post # 9
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love the 2nd dress! I think a size or 2 bigger will be able to be altered to fit you just the way you want it to =) My top is WAYYYY too big and they said they can fix it just fine.

    Post # 10
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I had to buy bigger to fit my hips.  The bodice of my gown had a bit of boning in it, and top was way too big for my boobs.  My seamstress took it in from the sides as much she could (two inches on each side) but it was still too big because of how the boning was shaped.  In order to get a perfect fit she would have had to take apart the whole bodice and reshape the boning, which was way too much work considering how much lace, embroidery and beading there was so I had to live with it.

    If I were you, I would have a seamstress examine the bodice and ask her how feasable it would be to bring it to your size.  When I bought my dress I was under the impression that they could take anything in without a problem, but it ended up not being the case.

    I posted a picture where you can see my boob gap problem in my dress.  Anyone taller than me really got a show.

    Post # 11
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Could you go to another bridal salon just to get a better take on the sizes and measurements?  It seems the person you talked with has it all wrong.  Then come back and explain what you mean.  (That is if you found a dress you love in that shop.) If not, just go to another shop that has salespeople/seamstresses that know what they are talking about. 

    ETA:  Just read JoJoBananas’ comment.  That makes sense.  I’ve seen on Say Yes to the Dress where some brides have ordered dresses where more fabric can be added to the top of the bodice to provide more coverage.  They were not able to do that with all dresses and/or designers but it was possible with some dresses.  

    Post # 13
    4804 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Hmmm…it sounds like there was some miscommunication about what you want sizing wise.  I had to order up to fit my hips, and am altering the top smaller.  It doesn’t seem like that much of a size difference that alterations couldn’t be done.

    I really like the styles…I like the first one the most!

    Post # 15
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I vote for the first one (admittedly I am biased because that’s my dress! hehehe) You’re never to old to wear exactly what you want on your wedding day!!!

    Post # 16
    14344 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love the first dress on you.  I think it would look great with the top fitted right.  I’m also not sure why they would think taking the top in about 4 sizes could not be done.  I had my entire dress taken down 6-8 sizes without any issues.

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