Please help me calm my nerves

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

First of all, breathe. Is your wedding in June? There’s no way you can’t sort this by then.

All will be FINE.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@ktmcgwvu08:  Maybe your abs have grown! That seems like the only reasonable explanation to me, other than that the sample gowns are usually a bit stretched out from so many people trying them on. 

It sounds to me like the chest area below your breasts is too small, and the breast area/upper back is too big! Those issues can be fixed with alterations pretty easily. Did they think they could alter it so it would fit better?

Post # 7
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

drink a lot of green tea so that you will lose the “extra” water you have and the dress would not remain tight!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

If you’re wedding’s not till June, it’s waaaay too soon to start alterations anyway. It’s impossible to say that your body won’t change shape a tiny bit from now until then. Wait until about 1 or 2 months before the wedding to get the dress altered, otherwise they might be making more changes closer to the time anyway. 

Also, my dress felt tight two weeks before the wedding. By the time the wedding day arrived, I’d been stressed and lost some weight so it fit like a glove. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

You may be reatining some water. Stay away from SALT and processed foods with lots of dyes and chemicals, those hold water in weird places in your body. You dont always gain weight when your body holds onto water but things truly can “shift” in terms of water weight, like the water weight can shift from one area to another.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@ktmcgwvu08:  Sounds like the back of the dress may need to get smaller in places. You may have a narrower back than the “ideal” body dresses are designed for. 

That’s super weird that it fit perfectly when you bought it and now it’s fitting oddly! The way corset backs are laced, tightened, adjusted, and tied can make a HUGE difference in how garments fit. I bet if you worked on how to tie it just right, it would feel better. And it sounds like if the fabric was manipulated some on your body to force some of the excess back fabric to go towards your front, that might help. I still think that if it was altered to reduce the amount of fabric in the back and increase the amount in the front, it might fit you better, but who knows!

For now, don’t worry. Maybe you are retaining water from the time of the month or something you ate. Try it on again in a few days and see what happens. If it still doesn’t fit by the middle or end of April, take it to a different seamstress and see what she can do.

 

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