(Closed) Can this dress be altered for a larger bust?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I sew a lot and it all depends how much of a seam allowance is in the bust area. There is a possibility that you will see the previous seam lines on the pleated area and the straps when the seams are adusted. I would strongly advise you to order it to fit your bust and have the rest taken in. It is much easier to take in than let out.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I wore this dress in black(or something very similar from Macy’s) to my Fiance brothers wedding!  I have a similar bra size too.  I don’t exactly know what your problem was with the dress if it was just too tight or if it was also too low.  For me, I had to have the straps taken up and that helped me feel locked and loaded.  I would also try the dress on with a few different undergarments.  I also sew, and if there isn’t a lot of seam allowance there is only so much they can do.  But you could always add a lace or something pretty to the top if it is just to revealing.  Hope this helps!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

The dress is gorgeous and looks great on girls with nice boobies!   Haha I am sure you will look fantastic!  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My concern would be that your chest wouldn’t fit into the little cup cutouts in the dress.  I’m large chested and mine definitely wouldn’t fit!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

definately depends on how much the cup allowance is in the larger size. i had to order my dress to fit my boobies as well – and the bottom of the dress pretty much has to be trimmed in half to fit the body.

it really does depend on the actual inside construction of the dress – a talented seamstress can work wonders though! 🙂 good luck!!!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I read the reviews  of the dress on the link you provided.

Almost all of them refer to the dress being very long, even for tall girls with heels.

Perhaps that could be a source of extra fabric for a talented seamstress to alter the bodice of the dress to fit.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Good Luck!  I wanna see pics when this bad boy is all done!!!

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