Post # 13
Also, when I took my dress to a seamstress she said Lazaro gowns are made to be altered because of the way the seams are and typically all of the detail is done on a sheer overlaY. This makes it easier because everything doesn’t have to come off for them to alter the dress. It is less reconstruction. I was surprised and relieved.
Post # 14
I would be really nervous about having to lose weight to fit into a dress. Wedding gowns are so structured and intracite, that there’s not much give. My gown was a size 10 and super tight, but I bought the sample. I think even if I had lost a ton of weight, it still would’ve been tight because of the way I’m built. I would find a trustworthy seemstress (especially one the shop recommends)
Post # 15
Your dress is gorgeous!
Alterations can be stressing, but experienced seamstresses deal with all sorts of alerations and dresses, I think the details will actually make it less obvious, imagine a plain dress with no details being altered, not as much work of course but the lines would be so obvious. Go up in size, dresses that are too small are anything but flattering.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 16
jagboo Thanks so much for your feedback on Lazaro! My measurements are 37-28-39.5 and apparently this falls between a 12 and 14 on EVERY single measurement *laughs* lucky me?
I really do appreciate all of your feedback ladies as now I feel much more confident in ordering the 14 and spending the next few months trying to track down a seamstress who will work on my dress and who I can trust with it 🙂
Weddingbee saves the day again! 🙂
Post # 17
i had it only taken in a bit as when it arrived it was the bigger size but small on me , these wedding dress sizes are all over the place , some brands i was a 2 and others a 6 then i own jeans which are a zero , go the bigger size and dont be scared to get it altered …….WAIT check out this page http://blacktieweddinginvitations.com.au/blog/archives/5720
there are launching here in feb at the bridal show in syd and mel
Post # 18
*LAUGHS* Oh wow Suzie… thank you for that! It’s the first I’ve heard of it. How typical! It’s great that he’s finally here, but a month after I placed my order in the US? It would have been nice if the company told me that when I was frantically emailing them less than 6 weeks ago to get info!
I wonder if they’ll at least have a preferred alterationist who can help me. That would be something 🙂
It’ll be interesting to see how the prices compare with the US. Thanks very much for this info, I’ll be following it closely 🙂
I also emailed Kleinfeld to confirm my order for the 14 🙂 Feeling very relieved about it too, thanks!
Post # 19
its always the way lol im sure if you contact them when they are here they will have a onsite alteration expert or refer you to one , most design houses do , your dress is amazing cant wait to see pics 🙂
Post # 20
hmm.. I am 36-27-37 and when I tried the dress on for the first time it was a 10 and there was a little room in it. I then ended up purchasing a sample size 12 and now I am getting alterations done. My dress is more of a mermaid so i guess it depends on how you are built. If I were you I would probably order the 14 and then shop around for a seamstress. I took my dress to the seamstress to show them before deciding they would do the work. Because you will only get it 6 weeks before I would take pictures to different seamstresses to get their opinions and ask other girls who purchased this dress how alterations went. I have seen this dress on other bees so I suggest asking around. I hope this helps
Post # 21
Thanks so much, that’s great advice 🙂 I’m already starting to shortlist some seamstresses and I did indeed order the 14. I can officially say I’ve paid my deposit and have a wedding dress now!!! *YAY*
Suzieq80… My heart sank a little bit when I realised I could have potentially ordered the dress from Australia. Though I did enquire about the price here in Melbourne and it’s many thousands more than I will be paying from the USA (not surprisingly), so now I feel better *laughs*
Post # 25
Do you still have your Lazaro 3059?
If so, what size is it, and would you consider selling it?
I need between a 12-16.
Post # 26
2 things, size up. Period. You’re absolutely screwed if you size down and it doesn’t fit. Also, since you’re in Australia, forget Lazaro, buy an Anna Campbell!! http://www.annacampbell.com.au/made-to-measure/4578913677
Post # 27
Absolutely size up! Seamstress can do amazing things! A lot of dresses can’t be taken out (a lot of time intricate design doesn’t allow for extra fabric to be left at the seam). Even if they can take it out, it would be much more expensive and change the look of the dress. Definitely definitely order the size up!!