Taking a dress in from a 16 to a 10??? Or not…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Does the shop have a seamstress they work with that you could ask?

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Theoretically a dress can be alterered 3 sizes. That may be more challenging if it has extensive beading or complicated lace. The problem, however, is that it could be cost prohibitive and eat up your savings. I had a lace mermaid, and the only alterations done were the hem and bustle, and that alone cost me $220. Once you add in taking it in, you may end up right near the sale price, depending on the dress.

Are you a street size 10 or a bridal 10? If you are a street size 10, depending on the brand o fthe dress, the dress might be pretty close to your size.

Also, since it is a sample, depending on its condition, you may need to pay for it to be cleaned/steamed.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - hotel

Wedding dress sizing can be funny and come up a few sizes too small. Go try it on and see, it might only be one size too big. Theres nothing wronmg with being cheap!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think it really depends on the details of the dress.

Maybe ask a seamstress in your area if it’s possible.  Get the measurements for the size 16 online and consult the experts! Good luck, hope it works out for you. That’d be a helluva steal!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Once you get the dress in your size (which could very well be a 12 or 14), you’ll still probably need to have it altered so either way you’re going to need a seamstress. You should at least go back and try it on. At the very worst, it’s way too large and at the very best, it’s only a size too big and can be tailored to hug your body perfectly.

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