(Closed) Bridesmaid lied about her dress size… grrr

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3942 posts
Honey bee

A good tailor should be able to let it out a bit. Or maybe add some fabric in the back? It’s a very pretty dresss.

Post # 4
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Can’t the dress just be let out by a tailor? After I had a baby I had lots of my clothes let out, it’s not that big a deal.

Post # 5
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ooo super pretty dress. I definitely agree with the PP about taking it to a tailor! Hopefully they can just let it out, but yeah, that’s really frustrating. Good luck!

Post # 6
595 posts
Busy bee

That’s really annoying that she lied… I agree about having a tailor let it out… you should be able to get if from a 2 to a 4, I would think. Gorgeous dress!! 

Post # 7
17 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

My Maid/Matron of Honor dress does not fit. She has gained weight since her measurments were taken. The bridal store I bought it from said it can be let out. But if it can’t be let out enough I have considered adding a corsett back to it. I also told her that I would not be paying for alterations since she is the one that gained weight. (we have been friends for over 25 years and she did not take this as a bridezilla moment)  So maybe a corsett back might be an option for your bridesmaid

Post # 8
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

if it truly is just a one size difference a tailor could manage it, if no back is a forgiving fabric and you could add a panel in the back with elastic but to be honest I wouldnt place all blame on the Bridesmaid or Best Man its a risk having people buy dresses without trying them on, I myself tried on Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and could wear 3 different sizes depending on the dress. good luck

Post # 9
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That dress is gorgeous!  I’m  having the same problem with TWO (out of 5) bridesmaids – trying to convince me they want to order a dress a size or two too small and that will motivate them to lose weight.  UGH!

I agree with the others, find a seamstress and she should be able to take it out.

Post # 10
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Beautiful dress! Too bad about the little fibber. Not surprised that she would lie about her size, because a lot of women would rather die than reveal their real size. Lol This can be a learning experience for all other brides out there-make sure to take their measurements instead of trusting them to tell the truth:)

Is there any way a tailor could let it out or even add a black panel on each side (I presume this is where it doesn’t fit)?

Post # 11
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

That happened to one of my sister’s bridesmaids – ordered her dress a size too small, insisting that she’d lose the weight.  She didn’t, and the dress got discontinued so couldn’t be exchanged.  As others have suggested, she took it to a tailor to have a gusset (elastic panel) sewn in.  It wasn’t noticeable at the wedding.

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