(Closed) alteration question

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I do believe, from my own experience when buying my gown and from what I’ve seen on this forum, that the wedding gowns tend to run very small and lots of times you’ll have to buy a gown in a laerger than normal size. My gown was 1 size bigger than my regular size, and I’ve heard of brides having gowns 2 sizes bigger than normal.

I think you’ll be ok, maybe try it on to see exactly how loose it is first.

Post # 4
307 posts
Helper bee

i normally hear the limit is two sizes to go down, as any more then that and you loose the integrity of the dresses cut.

from the looks of it that dress will be a bit of a pain to take in becasue of all the pleats in it but that doesnt mean it isnt doable.

i’d suggest you take the photos you have to several locations and find out what they think, and get quotes from them.

good luck

Post # 5
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m betting you won’t even need to take it in. Most gowns tend to run small. I’ve seen girls that have been a size 2 and had to buy a size 8 or 10 gown…you should really try the dress on or get your measurements and the measurements of the dress before buying.

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