Dress too tight – in a serious bind (literally!)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@CocoClassic:  You could always convert it into a corset back, but without seeing the dress it’s really hard to say.  However, a good seamstress can do amazing things.  I’d talk to a seamstress about it and see what they say.

Post # 5
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

@CocoClassic:  I thought “my hips won’t go anywhere” when I lost weight too, but it turns out they did shrink a lot! There’s still hope!

Post # 7
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If it isn’t a corset back, have one put in, it will work wonders for ya! And, I agree with previous poster – you may drop even an inch in your hips and that will help! Good luck!!

Post # 8
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t worry about wearing shapewear! I’m a 4 and I want to get some shapewear to nip in my waist. No shame in it!

Post # 10
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@CocoClassic:  I wouldn’t be ashamed about using shape wear. I’m a size 12 and I’ll be using it on my wedding day. Do you really need a 24 if ur a size 14?  Each dress is after like 8 or 10 is sized 2 inches for each dress size. I would think the biggest you’d need is a 20/22. But that’s completely up to you.  A good seamstress can do a lot!

I didn’t think my hips would go anywhere, and mine did when I lost a bunch of weight. It’s completely up to you though =)

Post # 11
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d get some good shape wear and take it to a seamstress to see if there’s any extra fabric that could be let out in the hip area.

Post # 13
783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@CocoClassic:  It’s not recommended by any seamstress to get a dress altered up or down more than 2 sizes from what it is. The integrity and shape of the dress are compromised if you do. There’s no pic of your dress, but if there is beading or any detailed work on it, that also makes it extremely expensive to alter! You may just need to have a sit-down with the seamstress about your current dress and size and see what she recommends. Good luck to you!!! 😀

Post # 15
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Generally, it is a lot harder and more expensive to alter something up even just one size than it is to alter it down a couple.  I would just ask to speak with a seamstress.  I was nervous about how my dress would fit and came in and spoke with one and she relieved all my worries

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