Post # 1
I had my final fitting last week and had a couple of things that bothered me about my dress. I thought that it was too loose right above my hips and a bit tight in the rib cage. Here is my dress before alterations for reference:
I told her these concerns and she told me that it was supposed to be like that. I can’t take a deep breath but I figured that my dress needed to be tighter to stay up. As for the area that was loose she told me it would be harder to breathe if she took it in. I just agreed instead of pushing for what I wanted and I really regret it now.
I tried it on tonight and decided I could bare with the top being a bit too tight but I really really wish I had pushed her to fix it. FI isn’t helping by telling me I shouldn’t cry because it’s my fault that it doesn’t fit properly.
It would probably be an easy fix but none of the wedding shops here will alter a dress that was not bought at their store (I bought in Wisconsin where my family lives) and the seamstress that altered it originally will not have time to fix it before my wedding. I called other stores in the surrounding area and finally even tried David’s Bridal and ended up crying when the alterations lady told me that they don’t do outside dresses.
I can probably leave it as is but I’m just disappointed that it won’t fit as I imagined it would. I also just feel incredibly stupid for not insisting that my seamstress fix it. Will shapewear help with it being too tight? Is there any way for me to take it in a bit where it’s loose?
Post # 3
The dress looks amazing on you in that photo, so I wouldn’t worry at all about looks! If you’re not comfortable/struggling to breathe, that’s a bit of an issue, though. It is possible to get through the day in a dress that’s a big tight – my dress (corset back), was pulled in really tight. After about 10 minutes, I barely noticed it and could breathe fine, but when I took if off, there were bruises on my side! So even though it was definitely tight, it still looked great and I barely noticed it after a few minutes! (Note: I’m not normally an advocate for wearing crippling clothing just to look pretty, but figured I’d make an exception for the wedding day).
Honestly, the dress looks great, so if you think you can wear it for the day, then go for it! If you’re worried, though, maybe get someone to let it out slightly so you can breathe – even if it’s just a random seamstress rather than a wedding dress shop 🙂
Post # 4
i think it looks good but if you still want it altered, you can take it to any seamstress or tailor that has wedding dress experience.
Post # 5
You can’t tell anything is wrong by looking at it, so I think you’re spending your energy on something that doesn’t deserve your attention!
Post # 6
I think it looks absolutely wonderful on you! My dress (corset back) was pulled SUPER tight at first, and within 10 minutes it fit nice and snug. Within 2 hours I was pulling it up because it was a littttle too low for my taste. I honestly think you will be fine! It will loosen up over time, promise 🙂
Post # 7
I think it looks fine! You’re going to be in this dress for several hours, you need to breathe!