(Closed) Alterations? Lie to me if you must

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s hard to tell how much/little beading it has in the photo — I know my seamstress said that heavily beaded areas made it a lot harder to take things in. If it isn’t beaded much or at all, your chances are probably better? 

Post # 5
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378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Beautiful dress!! The general rule is that you can take a dress in two dress sizes without losing the “rightness” of the dress. Two sizes of course being four numbers…so you could take your size 12 dress down to an 8 easily. And remember that dress sizes don’t equal street sizes. (I’m a size 2 street, and wore a size 6 dress.) So, I think you will be fine to lose weight and still fit your dress. (Although you don’t need to lose any, you are already tiny!) My concern would be the cost of alterations, as it does seem like there is a lot of beading. Maybe consult with an alterations person on this and ask what the cost is? 

Post # 6
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t know if your salon does this but alterations for a heavily beaded dress where I bought mine from were ‘capped’ at £250.  I had my lace/beaded dress taken in a fair bit without it affecting the ‘look’.  You could look around to see if local seamstresses cap alterations, even if your salon doesn’t.  Your dress is gorgeous – enjoy wearing it!

Post # 7
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My dress was super lacy with lots of little beads and sequins. At least an inch was taken from each side to make my dress slimmer and the shoulders were also tailored. I’m sure you will be fine! Just find a good seamstress – they can work wonders 🙂

Post # 8
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1736 posts
Bumble bee

I had an all lace dress (Pronovias Bermeo) and I had major alterations done due to weight loss. You couldn’t even tell she took the dress in (by 6 inches!!). Fear the cost though. I paid $700 in alterations because of the lace. EEK.

Post # 9
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2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Alleycat:  I actually heard that you can take up to 4 sizes up on a dress without losing “the dress”.

I dont know which is correct – but I believe that youll be able to alter it just fine!!!  Mine is being altered from a size 10 (was a sample) to a size 4 – so three sizes down!

Post # 10
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3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Dont worry about the weight loss, your dress is VERY alterable.  Just talk to a seamstress about 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding, and have it altered to fit the body you have then. 

In the mean time, congrats on the new healthier lifestyle.  Most of the weight you’ve lost so far is extra water retention from the simple carbs (i.e. gluten products) so your loss will slow soon, but you’ll likely see a steadly downward trend if you keep up the healthy choices.  

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