Post # 1
I can feel my testosterone dropping to dangerously low levels just by asking this, but it’s important.
My daughter, 10, is attending a wedding in a couple weeks, and she’s found this dress online that she’s in love with:
It’s an adult XS, and I’m wondering what the prospects are for having it altered to fit her. She’s 4’9″ and weighs about 70 pounds. “Tall and slender” would be a good description for her. She’s got her heart set on wearing this dress to the wedding, and if it can be altered to fit her perfectly, for a reasonable price and in a reasonable amount of time, I’ll buy it for her; otherwise we’ll start looking elsewhere. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
I think the only problem with the dress might be the sweetheart neckline since at 10 she’s probably… undeveloped? and with taking the dress in it might fit a little strange. A good seamstress should be able to fix the neckline with no problem. I say talk to a seamstress and see if they feel they can make the alterations.
Post # 4
It would cost a lot to have it altered and realistically, dresses can only be altered a couple sizes up or down before they lose their strictural integrity. I would sadly have to say, no. Not that dress.
Post # 5
LOL. Did you check the measurements in the delia’s sizing guide and measure her? Looks like the small end for XS is 30x22x32.
I know Delia’s is geared toward teens and pre-teens Its not like you are ordering from mrs. adult sizes, these sizes will be smaller.
But I agree with pp, the neckline might be an issue. This has straps so that would help.
Post # 6
Since Delia’s sells Junior sized clothing, it just may fit her. It has both straps and a tie waist, so other than it may be a little long, she can probably wear it. Make sure its returnable, tho ,just in case.
Post # 7
“Make sure its returnable, tho ,just in case.”
It wold almost certainly have to be altered, which I’m sure would render it nonreturnable . . .
Post # 8
Exactly….if its HUGE on her, sometimes alterations and the expense would make it just not worth keeping and attempting to alter. She may even hate it once she tries it on. I just meant to make sure you can return it if she decides she doesn’t like it as much after seeing it.
Post # 9
@Dr. Dolemite:Delia’s runs *very* small.
I could fit in their XS when I was 4’6 and 60ish pounds… have her try it on.
You may want to get her a black tank to wear underneath in case it is too low cut, but I think it can be altered (based on my personal experience with Delia’s brand).
Post # 10
“LOL. Did you check the measurements in the delia’s sizing guide and measure her? Looks like the small end for XS is 30x22x32.”
Her measurements are:
Post # 11
You should check in with a seamstress about this!
Post # 12
I think you could take to a seamstress but I would guess alterations would cost as more than the dress? Plus you said the wedding is in a few weeks so that doesn’t leave much time.
I bet you could take her to the mall or a trendy store she likes and she could pick out a very cute dress that she would be just as in love with and save the hassle. Does it have to be certain colors?
Post # 13
Take pictures of the dress to a local seamstress and have it recreated. Having an adult dress altered to her size will make it lose the look she’s going for.