How can I make my dress not look too small?!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@annie-bels1012:  I would have her let it out a bit. Looks like she got carried away when taking it in.

Post # 4
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@annie-bels1012:  Can your seamstress do any last minute alterations in the next 2 weeks?  Hopefully they left enough material to let it out just a bit at the bust to allow more room in general.  If not, possibly a corset back in place of the buttons?  If no time for either of those, a lace bolero to conceal any areas you’re uncomfortable with?  Good luck.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@annie-bels1012:  Ah, good luck!  It should be able to be fixed with alterations.  I wouldn’t want to go with a bolero either, especially if you’d never planned on wearing one AND it’s the wrong color.  Sometimes they completely change the look of the dress – I was just trying for multiple solutions.  🙂  Good luck on Thursday!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@annie-bels1012:  We can only go by the pic and description you gave us.

Tell them you expect to have the dress properly fitted. Anyone who calls herself a seamstress should be able to do this properly.

Post # 11
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@annie-bels1012:  A seamstress can really work miracles.

If it is too large in the top have it taken in a bit until you are comfortable. Make sure you are wearing the same bra that you plan to wear on your big day during your fittings. As for the hips area it does look a little snug. You can either invest in a good pair of Spanix to smooth yourself out and see if that makes a difference or have her let it out a little.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

To be honest, it looks as if your seamstress has gone way over the top with the alterations except in the very area you need them! The dress looks far too small and right now, not comfortable either. Will you be able to move in it? It is a lovely dress but it needs letting out and taking in still.

I think you need to make sure that it fits properly and it really shouldn’t be difficult to make the top fit by taking in the bust area. 

Post # 13
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My seamstress showed my BM something where she took my back fat and pushed it to the front making my boobs bigger and my back flat. Maybe it’s something you can try since your dress is a little loose in front. Essentially, someone pushes the back fat to the side and you pull it forward. You do this to the other side and use a tape that men use for wigs to secure your dress. It worked wonders!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

One alteration that can really help fix the dreaded back bluge is to have the dress lowered a bit in the back so that it’s cut like a V instead of straight across the way it is.  A V cut in the back won’t force your skin up and out, and will allow for the dress to be very snug without making you worry about what’s going on between your shoulders.

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