Post # 1
Hey everyone, so Im in a bit of a dillema. My orginal dress is to small, so I am getting ready to order a dress online that will be here in 3 weeks. My wedding is a short 3 weeks later.I would have 12 days to get alterations done, so Im sure it will cost me a hefty dollar to do so.
So I can have it custom sized, which is what I was planning on doing. Now Im worrying about custom sizing. I havent been able to lose weight for the last 6 months, and Ive been trying. But what if for some miracle I do in the next 6 weeks and than its to big. My doctor has put me on a supplement and I have noticed a little bit of a weight loss, but not sure if its something that will continue. With their standard size Im in between sizes. Its a corset back, so I thought of getting the smaller size since the corset will give me some room.
If I order the smaller size it is a difference of 1 inch smaller bust, 3 inch smaller waist, and 0.5 inch smaller in hip. If I order the size bigger its 0.5 inch bigger in the bust, 0.5 inch smaller waist, and 1 inch bigger in hips.
The dress is a sweatheart neckline strapless w/ a slim A line.
What would you do?
Post # 3
That is a tough one… I would say that since it is a corset you could go either way. I think you should go with the smaller size personally… I also have a corset back and I fit the sample, but my consultant (also friend), told me that it would be a good idea to go a size smaller because that will make the let the corset tie without bunching it and it will be pretty… if that makes sense… Also, corset dresses come with that panel on the back that doesnt have to be buttoned up, allowing for a little wiggle room. Also, it gives you that wiggle room if you continue to shead the weight off and not ruin the look of the corset by needing to pull the larger size tighter.
Post # 4
I would order the larger size. The smaller size is 3 inches smaller than your current waist measurement, so I would be scared to order it, with such a short time for alterations. The larger size seems like it’s a much closer fit to your measurements. Plus, they can always take fabric away, but it’s difficult to add fabric, especially if you only have 12 days to fix any problems. Good luck!
Post # 5
definitely larger size. much easier to fix.
losing 3 inches in the waist in 6 weeks would be REALLY hard. 1-2 inches maybe, but a full 3 would be tough IMO.
Post # 6
if it’s too small, you’re up the creek without a paddle. much safer to order the larger size and play it safe!