(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress Not Quite The Right Size

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

How tight is it? If it’s not "quite" the right size, a creative and talented seamstress should be able to do something with it.

If you’re being polite in your title, and it really is that tight (and let’s face it, she has a good reason!), then you might want to look for another dress on the regular spots: here, craig’s list, local consignment shops, etc.

Post # 4
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I recently received the wrong size bridesmaid’s dress (too long of a story for here), and the first solution that the bridal shop suggested was to have panels sewn at the seams under the arms.  Not sure from your post where the zipper stops (waist, bust, etc.), but it could be an option and a good seamstress should be able to tackle it.  If any of your other bridesmaids need to have length cut from their gowns, you could use the remant fabric, or try contacting the company for extra material (could be a diff dye lot, but at least she’d have the dress!).  Good luck!

Post # 5
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I second subee’s suggestions.

Another idea might be to make the back a corset back.  Similar idea as above that a panel would add extra width in the back and making it a corset would avoid trouble with the zipper and make any slight mismatch in the fabric seem intentional.

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