(Closed) Bought discont. dress off rack. Now in distress.

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wow Mz. Molly, I’m sorry to hear that. It’s so sad that there are dishonest people out there like that!

Just a thought off the top of my head … is there a way to find another bride who wants a dress there, and then "sell" your credit to her? I have no idea how you’d do that (CraigsList maybe)? Then at least you’d get your money back. Then again, I don’t know if the dress shop would let you do that. It might get complicated — you’d have to buy the dress that the other bride wants, then get her to pay you back or something. Hmmmm …


Post # 5
28 posts

Sorry to hear that. Perhaps you can resell it?

Post # 6
1 posts

Mz. Molly, have you thought of asking another tailor? I say get a second and third opinion. One of them might even have a good idea to IMPROVE the dress (if the perfect dress can possibly be improved) via changing it.

I bought a dress on super sale (it was 79 bucks) and had the shop alter the WHOLE THING from an ugly, thick straps, pointed waist, to a beautiful size 10 strapless, rounded waist, and they added all kinds of color detail in the corset backing, along the top and the waist all for $150. The difference, of course, is that mine was all done at the same place.

Basically, I’m saying DON’T GIVE UP HOPE!!!

Post # 7
45 posts

My seamstress only had to alter mine in a few places, but while I was at her shop, she showed me some photos she had just gotten in the mail from one of her brides.  The seamstress told me how the bride had bought the dress in a size 14 and had it taken down to about an 8 or so.  The bride looked amazing and the dress was stunning.  I agree with TeamRoberts that you should try to get another opinion.

Post # 8
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hi there! I’m sorry to hear about your dress distress!! I’m not 100% sure it is the same for wedding dresses…but…I bought a prom dress for $5 in high school that was a size 18 and I’m a size 2 and I had it altered down to my size. It was a gorgeous dress and I was like, "for $5?? Heck yes!" It was a plain satin dress without any embellishments and the seamstress that I used did it perfectly! By how you described your dress, it sounds like it is pretty similar in material to the prom dress.

So did you already return it to the store for store credit or do you still have it? I would go to some other alterations places and see what they say 🙂

Post # 9
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I totally agree with everyone who said to get another opinion. My personal experience is that nothing is impossiblel. In fact, for various reasons (A generous endowment in the boobage are) I absolutely have to buy size 14 dresses and get them altered down to size 6/8. I have done this with almost every single dress in my closet so I KNOW that it can be done without ruining the dress. I would definately get a second opinion.

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