Post # 1
Bees – I need some serious help!
Some of you may have read about my dress adventure and I finally found a place that carried the discontinued model I was looking for.
I finally received my dress last night and it is so beautiful and soft and of course I was super anxious to try it on. Well I step into it and as soon as we get to the hips I’m barely able to slide it on. I felt like I was squeezed in like a sausage into its casing. My helper said there may be about a four to six inch gap in the back panel.
I had my “woe is me, cry my eyes out” moment and now I’m in fix it mode. I honestly am not too worried about losing weight because I work out 4-5 times out of the week and eat pretty healthy so with 198 days to go I’m pretty sure I can drop another 20 if I needed to but my hips arent going anywhere and that sends me into SERIOUS panic mode.
I plan to call the shop I purchased the dress from as I know they have it in a large size (size 24 to be exact) but I’m worried that it will cost way too much to alter it all the way down to my size. But if I dont, I know I run the risk of not being able to fit into it at all on my wedding day. I really dont want to compromise the details of the dress but I really and truly dont know what to do.
Post # 3
@CocoClassic: What size are you now compared to the 24?
Post # 4
@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
@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 # 6
@LilRhodyGem: The dress purchased was a size 14 *sigh*. I know when I have sized before it was recommended to get a 16 and have it taken in at the waist but when she read the measurements I figured I would be good. Yea, not so much…
@housebee: it already is a corset back. I’m not so worried about the seamstress creating the extended panel in the back for the corset, its the hips that worry me the most. I literally had to shuffle to the mirror before I bursted into tears.
@KhaleesiStormborn: I sure hope so. I never thought I would need shapewear on my wedding day but it seems I may have to go go down that route. I am usually so body confident because I love my shape. Now I feel like a fat ass whore given that I’m pms’ing really bad and my dream dress doesnt fit. This is the biggest bunch of bull ever!
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
@happyheidi1984: Thanks for the well wishes and I do hope something can be done about my hips.
@Ellyson: its not shame I feel its… blindsided I guess is the proper word. I never thought I would have to wear it and I dont mind its just unexpected.
I guess no one thinks I should switch it out to the 24 instead?
Post # 10
@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
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 # 12
Thanks. I definitely will look into shapewear and I have an appt this weekend with a seamstress that has really good reviews in the area and I’m hoping she can work it out for me.
Post # 13
@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 # 14
@soontobebe: I didnt even think to post a picture of the dress. I didnt take one of me in it yesterday but here is a pic of me from a fitting in March.
Post # 15
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