Post # 1
Hi Bees. I just purchased my dress from preownedweddingdress. I did it blindly…never tried the dress on, but I know my figure well enough and tried on similar styles at the salon. Anyways…it’s a bridal size 8. I’m a street size 2. If I go to a private seamstress (not a shop), how much do you think alts will be? Also, will the dress look stupid/odd?
Here is the dress:
Post # 3
p.s. brutal honesty would be grrrrreat!
Post # 4
That is a beautiful gown.
Unfortunately, the way that dress is made, you may lose some of the detail when it gets altered. I highly suggest contacting a few seamstresses to see what they will be able to do. I don’t think that it will be that difficult to alter it down, but it will be hard to keep the detail; depending on how it can be altered.
Post # 5
Don’t worry, with any luck it will fit or need minimal alterations. I’m a street size 4-6, and I’m a 10 in bridal size!
Post # 6
I was a street size 2 and bridal 4 so prob wont have to be altered too much
Post # 7
I think it depends on the brand and how they size things. Did the website have the measurements of the dress? That should give you an idea of how it runs. I am a street 4 and for a lot of bridal brands that’s an 8 which means that in those brands, you’re really only taking in one size which shouldn’t do too much to restructure the dress. There are some brands that run at or bigger than street size in which case that 8 is an 8 or 10 and you’d have a lot more trouble taking it in.
It is a gorgeous looking dress!
Post # 8
My dress is a 10P but I wear 4-6 in clothes. I guess it just depends on the design/make of the dress. Good luck!
Post # 9
I wear a 2 in street clothes and my Pronovias was ordered as an 8. It really depends on the designer I think.
Post # 10
thank you ladies! i was starting to freak a bit. i don’t want to spend a fortune on alterations. it just seems silly. i am crossing my fingers until the dress arrives and i put it on and see. from the demetrios dressmaker chart it looks like it will need to be taken in 2″ at the waist and 2″ at the bust….but we shall see! thanks again!
Post # 11
Gorgeous dress! Best of luck
Post # 13
Daughter is 4-6 in street dresses and they ordered her an 8 in Essense of Australia. Oh and the wedding has since been cancelled. Know anyone who would like to purchase a never worn, off white, D1104 gown???
Find an amazing seamstress so you have no regrets. Best of luck!
ps The dress is GORGEOUS!
Post # 14
I think you are fine. For demetrios, I barely squeezed into the samples (size 10)…and I’m a size 8 in maggie sottero, and size 4-6 in street clothes
Post # 15
Street sizes are called vanity sizes in the fashion/seamstress world. Therefore what your street size is is completely different from your “real” size, and thus was invented decades ago to make women feel like they were smaller than they actually were.
Also, no two dress designers, be it formal or casual clothing, will use the same sizes. So a size 8 by one designer may be too big or too small when made by another designer. That is why you have to try on everything and use your measurements to determine your size instead of your everyday clothing.
Post # 16
Shop around for a seamstress that you like and trust, and it will be ok! I bought my dress of the rack on sale, and it was 4 sizes too big for me. I had it altered and it looks great!
It looks to me like the detail is stitched on top of the satin. See if they can take off the detail, do the alterations, and then set the detail back in place. That should be doable, and you won’t lose anything at all, except extra satin!