Size 10 dress to a size 6 ?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do
    Buy the dress, have the alterations made. : (8 votes)
    57 %
    It's over budget, forget it. : (4 votes)
    29 %
    Alterations probably can't be done, don't buy it. : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Other (suggestions) : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I think the alterations depend on how the dress is put together: zipper vs corset, is there a sweetheart neckline, etc. Could you take some pictures of the dress from various angles and take the photos to your tailor of choice to ask?

    Post # 5
    Member
    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Altering from a size 10 to a size 6 wouldn’t be too hard, but it would cost more than the price drop 🙁 I would recommend trying it on first. Even though you’ve tried on similar styles… to buy a dress you haven’t tried on before AND that requires alterations like that? Too risky for me!

    Post # 6
    Member
    4639 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’ve heard most dresses can be altered down 3 sizes. So it could work, I’d get the advice of a tailor first though.

    Post # 7
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @NauticalDisaster:  i think that it’s doable but you may want to consider the cost of alterations first.  that will put you way over budget. 

    Post # 8
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    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @NauticalDisaster:  Have you considered looking online for a used one in your actual size? You could also go under your budget that way. preownedweddingdresses.com and tradesy.com offer pre-loved dresses and I actually ordered one and received it today. I haven’t tried it on yet, but once I decide between it and my current dress, I’ll be selling the other on one of those sites as well. It’s a really cool way to recycle dresses and get the one you want at a lesser price!

    Post # 9
    Member
    6000 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    None of the DB’s near you have this dress in the store in your size? Even if it’s a sample…

    Post # 10
    Member
    2402 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @NauticalDisaster:  Wait I’m confused, did it go down only $45 in price?  If so keep your size 6, I believe you can alter a 10 to a 6 but you sure can’t do it for less than $45.  If the size you have now fits perfectly without alterations you’re saving yourself quite a bit.  Show pics! 🙂

    Edited: oops I’m sorry I read that wrong, I thought you bought it before!  I’d look around to other DBs, I’m sure you can find it somewhere!

    Post # 13
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I had to buy my dress in a size 10 to accommodate my assets, but the rest of me is a size 4. It was also from DB. they did an awesome job snugging it in to the size I needed. Very happy with the results.

    Post # 14
    Member
    6000 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @NauticalDisaster:  maybe try calling the closest store and see if they have it. If not, ask if they can look up other stores that do. Then call those stores and ask if you can purchase over the phone and have them ship it to you.

    Post # 16
    Member
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Why don’t you call around to other DBs and see if any other locations have your size?

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