Having a dress altered more than two sizes

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@mgraham:  I had my lace wedding dress taken in 3 sizes after losing about 30lbs from the time I ordered it.  I did have a corset back, so maybe that made things easier, but it came out beautifuly!  Know that it can be done.

Post # 4
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1334 posts
Bumble bee

@mgraham:  I haven’t taken my dress in yet for alterations, but I bought the sample so it is about 4 to 5 dress sizes too big on me.  I met with the bridal store’s seamstress and after looking over how much the dress needs to be taken in, she told me it shouldn’t be a problem.  (My dress is a mermaid shape with lots of beading, lace, and satin.)

Also, I’ve been the MOH for my best friend’s wedding and I wore a very formal satin bridesmaid dress that was at least 4 to 5 dress sizes too big on me like my wedding dress.  I had it altered down and in the end, the dress looked great and a perfect fit.  From my friend’s wedding pictures, you cannot tell that my dress was altered in any way compared to the other bridesmaids who had a custom fit dress that did not require hardly any alterations.

Depending on how intricate and complex your dress design and bead/lacework/etc. is, that will be a big factor in whether or not your seamstress will be able to alter your dress for you.

Post # 7
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127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@mgraham:  You could still see the corset.  Just ask them to make it more fitted since it does have a corset back.  Good luck! 🙂

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