(Closed) My Dress does not fit

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Do you have a picture of your gown? Most gowns can be altered, but there are a few that can’t.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m sure if it was SUPER big it would be difficult to alter, but I would think they should be able to do it.  I would go to an alterations person outside of the bridal shop.  They are easier to work with in my opinion plus a whole lot cheaper.  Good luck and congrats on the weight loss!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This kind of sounds right.  My mother in law was a seamstress for neimans for over 30 years and even she warned me that a custom ordered dress can only be altered (properly without compromising the style) up or down 2 sizes.  The bridal salon also warned me of this 2 sizes up or down and they added that if depends on the maker of the dress.  So I ordered a size 12 that would mean it can only go up as far as a 16(if enough material) or down to  a size 8.  Congrats on the weight loss!! Its amazing, if I lost that much weight I would gladly buy another dress.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was told the same as 15happyyears. 2 sizes up or 2 sizes down. 25 pounds is a lot of weight! Go try on new dresses! September is a long way away and I think you’ll be blown away by how great you look! 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Congrats on the healthy lifestyle change!  Are you planning on losing more weight before the wedding?  They won’t even fit me for my dress until 6 weeks out because people change so much leading up to a wedding.  If you did buy a dress that can’t be altered enough to fit you, when you look for a new one, be sure to consider that and get one that will accommodate any future weight loss. 

Sorry, I know you want to hear that it can be altered, but I don’t know a thing about sewing. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

HI i am also getting married on 9-10-11 and i am also wearing ambrosia. but my girl at my store told me that the dress can be taking in 3 sizes and out 1 size. how large is your dress now?

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