Post # 1
Do any of you happen to know if a wedding gown can be taken down from a size 15 to a 2?? I found my dress, and then found someone close to me selling it for very cheap, except she’s a 15 and I’m a 2. If I can get alterations to make it the perfect fitting size 2 with no problem then I can rest easy knowing it’s worth it. I’m just curious if this is too drastic of an alteration to be done or…..? Help!
Post # 2
My bridal consultant told me that gowns can be altered no more than three sizes down.
Post # 3
It depends on the design and complexity of the dress but in most cases it’s very difficult to alter more than 2 sizes down without destroying the design.
Post # 4
shishkabob. can i ask for further help? It’s the alfred angelo 2396. what do you think?
Post # 5
oh just read your message. thanks guys….guess i’ll have to pass on her sale 🙁
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
My sister had hers taken in from a 10 to a 2. But that’s three sizes.
Post # 7
Lindsayfaith: the front neck will still be too wide if she takes it in from the sides. It won’t be worth the hassle.
Post # 8
Lindsayfaith: It can, but it would be tough. The gown would have to be taken apart, re-cut, and completely reconstructed. I used to be a seamstress, and I still tailor my own clothes, and I’ve done that a few times (I’ve taken in an evening gown I bought at Goodwill from a 14 to a 00, and it fits me like a dream now). It’s a lot of work, though, and it would probably be pretty expensive.
Post # 9
Thank you ladies all very very much. I really appreciate your help! I’m going with either getting a pre-owned one in size 6 and taking it to a 2, or just ordering the brand new one. Either way sounds like it won’t be a problem! thanks so much again! 🙂
Post # 10
I think you can alter just about anything, but keep in mind that the costs for altering a dress that significantly would probably cost as much as buying the dress new.
Post # 11
I think it may depend on the type of dress, but with mine specifically it was done. I wore a Marisa 866 Mermaid-style dress this January. I weighed 165 when I ordered the dress, they ordered me a bridal size 14. By my wedding day, I weighed 130 and it was tailored to fit me as a bridal size 2/4. I had 4 dress fittings and I lost significant amounts of weight in-between each fitting, so although my seamstress wanted to kill me, it WAS possible. I don’t suggest it, and I don’t know how my seamstress managed to do it, but she managed to alter it without hurting the quality or losing any details on the dress.