Regretting buying a once-worn dress

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
8587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

That’s a pretty big jump in size, I’ve always heard that you can usually take a dress up or down 3 sizes without changing the look of a dress.

They may have to add extra panels or fabric to it.

Do you have a picture of the dress?

EDIT : I read that wrong apparently.

There is a way to repair tulle on a dress, but I’ve read it’s pretty intricate.

Post # 4
Hostess
11436 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jenilynevette:  I think she means it looks like a 0 and she wants it to look like a 10 – not the actual size.

@rthed:  Personally, I have no experience in this but I’ll keep my fingers crossed that they can make it look fantastic!

Post # 6
Member
14879 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you have any pics of the dress and the damage to it? Its easier to help if we can see it.

Post # 9
Member
14879 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Its a stunning dress! I believe the petals could be fixed, I think a good seamstress could add them in properly and you would be surprised at what some good steaming can do for droopy petals. I think in the end you will see a dramatic difference between what it was and what it will be. 

Post # 11
Member
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My dream dress that i got used didn’t make me feel as good as the one I tried on in the store… Until I took it to alterations. Up to that point it felt like I was wearing someone else’s dress. And steaming it will definitely put life back in your (very pretty!) dress. Mine had some tears in the lace and some small weird holes in the organza… I just had them repair the lace, and told myself that no one is going to be “assessing” my dress at the wedding so I shouldn’t worry. Keep us posted!

Post # 13
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456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

You will be amazed at what alterations and steaming can do. I had a friend wear her mother’s gowit and it really did go from a 0 to a 10 with some slight work and a steam. 

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