Post # 1
I bought this dress online, with supposedly my correct measurements. However when I got the dress a couple of days ago I’m seeing that the bust is too big and the waist is too small?
I know I have to get it altered, but I’m wondering if it can be saved because of what’s going on with the bunching around my middle. The dress was ordered a month ago and I don’t think I gained that much weight. Or do you think it’s bunching because I’m short waisted and once the bust is fixed and up where it should be, the bunching issue will be gone?
Post # 2
No matter what the reason I am sure it can be fixed. A good undergarmet might do half the work for you. That belt,bythe way, is gorgeous!
Post # 3
I think it can be fixed, but the alterations may be pricey. 🙂
Post # 4
I think it can, get a well recommended seamstress.
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
Start with a proper fitting long line bra. It will give you a better idea of the fit. If you decide you need the alterations afterwards make sure you take the bra with you. I personally would start all over only because I get superstitious about things. I will agree great seamstress should be able to fix the dress.
Post # 6
I’m not sure if it’s just the way it fits, but it doesn’t look like it has enough structure and support. Start by trying it on with a longline bra or a good shaper (no spanx. go for rago or the like) It probably could be altered, but it may cost the same as buying a better fitting dress.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - hotel
I agree what people are saying about underwear. Go somewhere aimed at bigger busted ladies and get fitted properly. The right bra makes all the difference! To me in my totally amateur seamtressy opinion, the waist of the dress is lower than your natural waist. It needs bringing up a inch and a halfish, which will make it slightly more empire line. Do you have enough length in the skirt for the hem to be lifted that much? Also how full is the skirt? If the skirt is lifted so it sits better on your waist it may make you look a little shorter is the skirt is very poofy. At the same time empire waists can really give you a femminine short waisted long legged look.
Alternatively you could have the waist adjusted to fit you better and keep the longer bodice. That will be more flattering on your waist and hips. If you take it to an experience seamstress she’ll easily be able to make it fit beautifully. It can be saved very easily, you have loads of room to play with. When it fits proeprly you’ll look stunning!
Post # 8
Yes, it can be fixed. I think it only need some repair.
Post # 9
So here’s a long shot- including the belt. Please forgive my facial expression. I was going and about and when I saw it in the mirror I knew *something* wasn’t quite right. The other issue I’m haing is the length. Not the tulle length- that measurement was spot on. But the satin skirt is short! So I figure if it’s taken up the extra fabric can be used somewhere else if needed.
So what I’m thinking about doing is having it shortend to either a tea length or knee length.
Post # 10
CuppaSarah: Thank you!! You sounds very knwledgeable!
Unfortunately I don’t know if the skirt has enough extra fabric to make that kind of an adjustment. As you can see from the picture below, it’s right at the line of being too short- even wothout my shoes!
So I honestly am thinking about sending it back, but I’ll take it a seamstress first to see what they say.
Post # 11
seeker: Yeah, there was no shaper or bra in that picture. I was so anxious to get it on that I didn’t bother.
I’ll look into something more substantial than Spax, not that I’m looking forward to it as my wedding is in Vegas and I run hot regardless. So the less I can have under that dress (or any dress for that matter) is best.
Thank you for the tips!!