Post # 1
I ordered my wedding dress second hand; its the Vera Wang white collection (picture below of dress, not on me). I’ve lost some weight and now the bodice is loose around the tummy and hips..Would it be possible to have it tightened by adding a corset instead of zipper? I went to David’s to see what they charge and they told me they can’t change it (something with the contract they have with vera wang) but the lady also said “you need room to sit and dance in”…but it’s just not flattering and I have to keep hiking it up because its loose. I worry the bodice is too “thick” to be taken in from the sides…
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
go to a real seamstress. Not davids. It can be taken in from the sides, I promise.
Post # 3
I’d probably talk to a seamstress not from DB and see what they say.
Post # 4
Take it elsewhere to be taken in. A good seamstress can work wonders!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
I’m just an echo here, but find a tailor/seamstress outside of the shop where you got it and have them take a look. You can almost certainly make the changes you are asking for, but D’s might be reluctant to do it for you.
Even if you weren’t asking for a big change I would still do this. Most of the time the alterations department at a big retail chain (perhaps with the exception of Nordstrom) is not where the most talented seamstress will end up. You’ll have better luck looking at Yelp for wedding alterations. It will likely be less costly, faster, and of better quality than DB’s in the long run.
Post # 6
If your paying for the bachelorette party, the self invited in law should go along for the theme. Agreeing that sometimes the maturity of a voice of reason is there only because she has compassion, and would hate to see such a beautiful union destroyed over one night of partying.
One night of partying can last last a life time even if you weren’t at the party.
If if you feel so strongly about it then, be open and tell her how you feel, drunk karaoke sounds like fun, but I can see the other perspective and playing it safe is what more people should do.
Yup sure can.
Post # 7
uh…i think you commented on the wrong board….
Post # 8
yes, there is no reason a corset back couldn’t be added into it. David’s is just contractually unable to do so. That being said, I don’t know if it would look good on that dress. A seamstress should be able to take it in without issue; I don’t know of any wedding dress designer that thinks their dresses will fit right straight off the rack.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2018 - Pantagis Renaissance
First, you look beautiful! Your figure is to die for.
Second, I would take the dress to a seamstress! They can add anything you like to it
Post # 10
haha thanks but that is not me…*sigh*