Enzoani dress is too small! How have other Bees managed?

posted 1 year ago in Dress
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Sugar Beekeeper

Uh oh! Well I don’t have an Enzoani dress or the alteration experience, but can they let the seams out at all? Or as a last resort you could have them put in a corset back.

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Sugar Beekeeper

No experience to share. However, your dress looks great on you – just a bit uncomfortable looking!  I’m sure the seamstress will be able to let it out a bit to give you some room to breath in. 

What is the back like? A corset back could help give you more room…

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Bumble bee

I agree with @Pinkmoon: 

A good possible solution would be to have a seamstress let out the seams and change it to a corset back. 

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Bumble bee

Honestly, I’d be pretty aggressive about getting the store to correct their mistake.  I’m sure you could get that dress looking great with alterations, but the salon told you what size to order.  That’s part of the service that you pay them for, and I’d be pretty frustrated if they ordered me a dress that would be challenging to alter.

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Sugar Beekeeper

@sanjessica:  I agree – but at least you have the option! I’d move up the appointment with your seamstress to be asap just to be sure, so you can order another dress if need be (and make the salon pay for it – since it was kind of the salons fault since they clearly took the wrong measurements).  Good luck!

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Busy bee

They should be able to take it out a little in alterations. Dresses do “stretch” a little too. You have plenty of time, don’t stress!

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Bumble bee

I suspect they accidentally used the new size chart instead of the past-season chart. The new size chart is about 1″ to 1.5″ bigger per size than the old size chart. Casablanca is a carryover style that is sized with the old size chart (even if it’s ordered now, they still use the old chart).

I would verify the sizing with the store. Old or new size chart,  Enzoani’s dresses tend to be quite accurate to measurements.

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Bee Keeper

I would ask to meet with the seamstress now to ensure that it can be done. That way, you don’t waste those months if they need to get you a new dress. Make sure to bring up the size chart issue the PP suggested!

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Blushing bee

I wore Enzoani Casablanca for my recent October wedding (so good choice of dress!) … I am a street size 4-6, tried on a sample size 2 in the store and I ended up ordering a 10 at the store’s suggestion (as i have a larger chest).  They ended up only taking it in about a 1/2 inch to inch in the lower half.  The dress seems to run on the smaller side so I can’t believe they ordered you a 2!

I agree with a PP, since you have 9 months until your wedding I would have the store re-order the dress as they obviously didn’t measure you correctly.  The Casablanca does fit tight through the waist and really defines your hips a lot (at least that’s how mine fit).  But it should NOT be uncomfortable.  I had a little difficulty sitting down in mine, but any form-fitting corseted dress isn’t the easiest to sit in.  If they cannot reorder, perhaps they can let it out in the seams or zipper portion?  Have you tried talking to the place that is doing your alterations to see what can be done?

Good luck!

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Busy bee

I’m a street size 2 and measured inbetween a 0-2 in Enzoani. My dress is a 2 from their 2011 line and I think the sizing for Enzoani is very accurate. When you wear it for a bit, dresses are supposed to stretch a bit more than when you initially try it on. Can they make the hooks on the corset (the underbust band) a bit wider so you’re not so cinched in? Or maybe consider taking it out altogether since you don’t seem to need it and it’s not giving you a streamline shape. With the amount of time left for alterations, I think you’ll be fine!

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Buzzing bee

@sanjessica:  I would call the store right NOW and tell them to order you the next size up (or even a 6), and have it expedited.  They are 100% at fault for this.

I had a similar experience with my bridesmaid dresses–my BMs and I wore Enzoani, who I’m sure you have realized, cut on the small side.  The shop where I got my wedding dress told me to order a bigger size, since Enzoani cuts small, and they altered it down to my size.  All of my BMs are slim ladies, but the store where we got the BM dresses didn’t make everyone order larger sizes, and we had lots of fit issues.  Well, my BM who ordered a size 4 dress (she’s 5’10, DD cup size, size 2 jeans) couldn’t zip her dress up unless she had some emergency rib-removal and breast reduction, and my BM who’s a street size 00-0 couldn’t zip up her size 2 dress.  The girl with the size 4 dress ended up last-minute ordering a size 8, and the BM who ordered the size 2 ended up wearing the other one’s size 4 dress.

It took some explanation on my part, and convincing the store that despite their “no returns” policy, we had to return the size 2 BM dress.  They eventually agreed to the return.  Just stand strong and remember it’s not your fault!

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