(Closed) Can this dress be altered??

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
46613 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

LanaBella:  That dress looks fabulous on you. If there isn’t enough fabric in the extra seam allowance, you coould have the zipper replaced with a corset back.

Post # 5
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

LanaBella:  maybe it can be converted to a corset back lace up gown … Because it looks like it fits you everywhere else! Gorgeous! And congrats!

Post # 6
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I say take it to a tailor and find out! I bet they can do something. And also CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Post # 7
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


I bought my dress pre owned and had a similar problem. I would ask a seamstress if they could make it into a corset. We debated that for mine but we ended up doing a V back instead (mine zipped up a little higher and I don’t mind showing my back!). 

Post # 8
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Congratulations!  The dress is lovely.  I’m going to echo PPs and recommend a corset.  The dress seems to fit… almost. 🙂

Post # 9
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The gown looks stunning on you! I love the detail, so romantic and luxurious. I would also just get a corset back (and panel) added in, I’ve done this with an evening gown before and it works perfectly.

Post # 10
4040 posts
Honey bee

You’ll have to have a professional seamstress look at it. Im betting you could get an inch out of each side seam, and if need be, put in a corset, instead of a zipper. I have the same problem, with a broad back and couldn’t get anything to zip up, but it fit everyplace else. I ordered a 12, for my bust, but my hip measurements are 6 inches less than the designer’s chart, so we’ll see how that goes.

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