Post # 1
Today was supposed to be my final fitting for my 5/11/12 wedding but…my lace overlay, mermaid dress is TOO TIGHT! I am so sad!!! It is zippering but to sit, or fully exhale makes it feel like the dress will explode! The seamstress said the only seams are at the hips in the underlay skirt so she said she can let it out a little at the hips, but not the lace Overlay. DI’d any of you ever havethe hips altered in a mermaid or trumpet dress?? If so do you have pictures of the dress looser in the hips (before/after would be awesome!). I am trying to decide if it wil ruin the curve hugging, hourglass figure of the dress. Maybe I’ll stand all night! I plan on continuing to work out and eat healthy, but I just lost 25 lbs last year and I think I am pretty solid where I am. The back is not a corset, and it’s not really an option to corset it…thanks!!! xoxo
Post # 3
@TaraC2B: I would have her let it out. It probably won’t affect the shape very much, but it will greatly increase your comfort.
Post # 4
Thank you! Fingers crossed you are right… 🙂
Post # 5
@TaraC2B: I have a trumpet lace dress, too. I had my 2nd fitting last week, and it is still too big. She took it in along the waist, and it is a little loose on my hips, which I am ok with – it’s the bust part that is worrying me… I’m getting worried that it won’t look right!
I think that you should put your comfort first – you’ll want to be able to sit, eat, dance and breathe in that dress! I don’t think it will make a huge difference if it’s a little looser in the hips.
Where is your dress from? I wonder if we have the same one =o)
Post # 6
Have her let it out and look into some SPANX. Not the sexiest undergarment in the world but they seriously do the trick. Plus, the material they are made of makes the dress slide over your hips much easier. I’m sure it will all work out for you in the end. You still have plenty of time until your wedding. A dear married friend of mine told me she was so excited and stressed leading up to her wedding she ended up having multiple “final fittings” because she kept losing weight.
Post # 7
@BlueSky07- it’s actually a dress designed by the woman who owns the bridal shop I purchased it from. It’s called Stella Maria. It’s a beautiful dress but it’s quite unforgiving! I agree that comfort is a priority. I know pain is beauty, but I’ve been planning my wedding for 2 years and I’ll be damned if I don’t get a glass of wine and some bacon wrapped scallops! 😉 i am HOPING since she isn’t altering the lace on top that that will help it keep it’s original shape…I am jealous yours is too big! I am sure you’ll fit into it perfectly by the time your day comes. The chest was big on mine so I had that taken in a little and cups added! It made a world of difference! Keep me posted!
@paulbabyballerina-people keep telling me all the stress will help weight fall off! Let’s hope this is something God gives as a gift to brides or something!! Haha. I did get spanx, but the seamstress said with the layers of spanx, the full slip, and the dress it was too much layering. So who knows!
Post # 8
@TaraC2B: Is it possible to alter the slip so it is a little slimmer or just to not wear it at all? Would the designer/seamstress be able to sew in a crinoline around the bottom of the dress to add voiume (if that’s why you’re wearing it) without adding extra layers around your hips? Or if the slip is for modesty issues, would you be able to find something more fitted that fits the bill?
I’m with you about wanting to be able to eat on my wedding day. I love the look of mermaids and fit & flares but I picked a ballgown because I didn’t want to worry about sucking it in all night. Heavans knows brides deserve a little bit of a break when it comes to fitting into your wedding dress after spending 2 years preparing for 1 day! Best of luck!