Post # 1
Ok, so when I first tried on my dress when it arrived, it was very tight. The girl assured me it would be fine. I told my mom, and of course she’s not happy….the more I thought…I don’t want to be miserable my whole wedding. Tightest part is on my ribs….so, not good…. They’ve told us they can take it out at least 1.5 inches, but I don’t know anything about this…so I’m freaking out a bit. They’re saying can’t order another dress…..as I signed off on this dress…..uuugggghhhhhhhhh….this has been the most stressful thing yet!!! I hope it works, so nervous. 🙁
Post # 3
You definitely don’t look comfortable, and you don’t look like you have any inches to lose! Have them take it out, and hold your ground!
Post # 4
beautiful! I would have never guessed it was tight on you! I’s guess 1.5 inches is enough for you to be comfortable, but I don’t know a lot about these things. 🙂
Post # 5
You do not have any inches to lose. I think 1.5″ should be enough.
Post # 6
Wow! 🙁 It looks really beautiful on you but it is very obvious that you’re not comfortable. 🙁 I would definitely see about taking it out a bit. Do you really need 1.5″ on each side taken out? I guess there has to be a balance between snug and comfort because you want the support that a strapless gown needs…
Post # 7
I’m sorry this is having to be so stressful for you. Definitely have them take the dress out. Maybe the salon ordered it incorrectly or not according to your measurements. If so, they should be held responsible. But I understand how signing off on the contract can make things difficult for you. I really hope they can make things better for you because your dress is beautiful 🙂
Post # 8
It is very frustrating when you feel as though you have no voice at bridal appts. I know that’s how I felt on several occasions with my first dress (long story…I changed dresses for a variety of reasons) when I desperately wanted them to take it IN, in my case…and they kept saying that it was fine the way it was. It’s like, I’m paying you for alterations!!! And I’m not asking for anything crazy, just for the dress to fit me correctly!! Instead of taking the dress in, they just wanted to stuff my bust with padded cups. I have a small A-B bust normally, why should I suddenly be a double D on my wedding day, just to save you the work of altering the dress?? I want to look like myself on my big day!!!
Anyway, sorry, I rambled. Back to you. Definitely do not settle for being uncomfortable!! It is your day, and they absolutely should be willing and capable to let it out. If not, say thank you very much, take the dress off their hands, and take your dress to a highly-recommend seamstress in your area who will do a beautiful job and actually listen to you. You do not have to settle for their alterations staff just because you purchased your gown from them. The gown is yours! You have every right to do with it what you wish. Best of luck!!
On a side note, however, you look INCREDIBLE in this dress, and if I didn’t know better, I would think this dress was made exactly for you!
Post # 9
@techie: Thanks for ya’lls input so far. It was definitely very tight in this pic, I went back today….and she showed me that there is almost an inch on each side that can be taken out….. Also, in this pic, she had fastened a strap in the dress , that was way too tight…..so, it was pretty horrible……she cut that out……, so maybe I will be ok once they let it out. It’s just so scary…..b/c i have to pay off dress before they will let out…but guess i’m just going to have to go for it…and cross my fingers…..Thanks guys!!
Post # 10
Mine is super tight around my ribs too and the woman kept telling me ‘that’s how it’s supposed to be’ I couldn’t breath! ugh. I have weight to lose but I know how it feels and I know I couldn’t handle that air restriction all day long. The 1.5 inches will work wonders any bigger and you’d be pulling your dress up all day… tight is bad… dress falling down is bad as well… lol.
Post # 11
@tuscanbride: Thanks so much for your advice….I still have a long way to go on alterations!!!
Post # 12
I would just see what they can do and not worry about it. Hopefully the store is well trained and know how to properly alter the dress along the seems. The good part is that it zips all the way already! So no matter what you will have a dress! If it didn’t zip I would be much more concerned.
I’m actually terrified that this will happen to me when my dress comes in June!
Post # 13
I’m in the same boat but I’ve decided to lose 5lbs before the wedding. I’ve lost 2lbs in the last month and its made a big difference in the bodice. Now, I’m 2 months away from my wedding and my alterations begin @ the end of May. I’m determined to only pay for hemming and minor alterations in the bust area.
I would go ahead and let out the dress but if you tend to lose weight when stressed, please your steamstress know.
Don’t worry, it’ll all work out. Its more than enough time to alter your dress to fit you.
Post # 14
You look stunning in that dress!! Sometimes just eating less salt can make a huge change–and can losen it up quite a bit
Post # 15
You look beautiful in the dress, and hopefully they’ll be able to fix this problem in alterations! 🙂
Post # 16
To follow up with the eating less salt advice, you could also try a diuretic. I did just that for a cocktail dress that suddenly became a wee bit too tight a couple nights before the event, and that did the trick.