(Closed) Calling All Bees! I DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Surrey, BC, Canada

Beautiful dress! Sorry I don’t know anyone with it but would it be possible to get it a size or 2 bigger and then have it altered somewhere near your home? It’s usually pretty easy to take in dresses a size or 2. Just a thought. I hope you are able to wear your dream dress for your wedding! Good luck.

Edit: Sorry I just read you were looking for a size up to alter too. I think even 2 sizes up is usually ok to alter it down, but maybe bring a picture of it to an alterations place and ask their opinion. Then you could get the 26 and alter to a 22. 🙂

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by  michy604.
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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magnoliafine:  It is a beautiful dress.Did you contact them to see when your size will be restocked?

There are many comments that the dress fits small so if you really want it I would order the 26 and have it altered.  You end up only altering one size down. It doesn’t look like a hard dress to alter. Because of the full skirt you really only need to alter the bodice and perhaps the sleeve width, which is easy to do. Remember this is Modcloth and the lace is not going ot be matched at the seams anyhow.

ETA

I would definitely go ahead and order it so your Mom can see it in person. You can always return it if you don’t think it will work.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Beautiful dress! I read some of the reviews and it looks like the dress runs small and more were happy with ordering a size up. So maybe the 26 is closer to a 24 and you would be altering down just one size. Besides, Modcloth has great return policies, so you could order the 26 to see if it’s possible to alter.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would email them and tell them the circumstances. Maybe they’ll be generous and make another for you! 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not trying to be rude at all- but is your wedding really 6 weeks away? Even if they had the dress in your size, wouldn’t it have been a stretch to get it in by then? I’m a little confused!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d get the 26 and see if could be altered down. Then return it, if it won’t work. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

I would do as PP have suggested and order the 26.  You can always return it but I feel like it won’t be as hard as you think to alter it to your size.  Especially since it runs small anyways.  Like Julies said, the lace won’t match up anyways so I’m sure a seamstress could easily work some magic on it!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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magnoliafine:  Ah, I see! Good luck- I hope you can find your dream dress!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

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magnoliafine:  Have you ever used Rent the Runway?  It wouldn’t be the exact dress you’re dreaming of, but they have a gold lace dress that you could rent, and most dresses have reviews from other customers or pics.  

Gilded Dress by Kay Unger: $90 for 4-day rental/$144 for 8-day rental

https://www.renttherunway.com/plussize/search/

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I just checked the site and it says there is one left in stock. You should call to see if that is indeed true!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Villa Christina

Same as PP – it says there is one left!

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