Post # 1
So i bought my dress in february…an empire waist chiffon with beading. As luck would have it, ive been sick… For a month. Digestive issues that require a special limited diet for the rest of my life basically. At one point, i was on liquids only. Anyway my dress fit perfect! When i got it but i have lost a size. The dress is already too big… How far down can they take this dress… I got it because it was comfy and light and easyfit so i wouldnt need to loose weight begore the weddinv or anything like that, ya know? My wedding is in august, im not going to gain weight back, nor do i want to because i was slightly over anyway, but kind of expecting to loose more because i am so limited foodwise. How many sizes down before i need a new dress? Im hoping not at all because its not fitted.
Post # 3
It really depends on the dress, the general rule I’ve heard is “Up 2, down 4”.
So the average dress can be taken down 4 sizes.
But, even if for some reason, you had to go down more than 4, I still think you’d be okay. Your dress is very flowy and it would be seriously hard to tell!
Post # 4
It is really flowy… For an outdoor wedding in august i wanted something light and really liked the chiffon. the dress is only fitted at the top with an empire waist
Post # 5
Lovely dress! I would say that an experienced seamstress can take a dress down two sizes. Are you at all concerned with the cost? I only ask because if you don’t have a budget, anything can be done!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
That dress looks like it could be taken in a lot. It’s the really structured and heavily decorated dresses that can cause problems.
Post # 7
I’m with PP–your dress is super flowy, so I don’t think you’ll have a problem taking it in as much as you need!
Post # 8
@Mrs Canuck: i am trying to not spend anymore money on this wedding, lol! its only one day. But i do want my dress to not fall off of me. The bridal consultant at davids is probably going yo be like What the f$& cuz the dress fit me so well when i bought it, i only needed a hem. She was like “its perfect size” Now its falling down. If its too big im hoping they will let me trade it for a smaller size… They were pretty nice, i got my bridesmaids there too, with the same saleslady.
Post # 9
I think you should be able to have it altered down fine, given the relatively simple style. Having said that though, it may be worth considering buying another dress depending on how much the alterations will cost you.
Post # 10
The shape of the bodice will be what determines how much it can be taken in. If you look at it from the front, look at the shape the top of the dress makes over your chest. As you pinch each side of the dress to make it smaller, its going to change where the peak of each cup sits. After a certain point they wont be centered on your chest/will look strange. If you have someone to help, you can check out what the dress will look like for yourself- put in on, and have your helper pinch an equal amount of fabric under each arm. (You could even use a clothspin or chip clip to hold it for a few minutes) Take a look at the bodice with it pinched like this and see what you think.
Post # 11
That is a great dress for an Aug wedding. If you definately won’t be gaining before the wedding, they should be able to exchange it for a smaller size.