Post # 1
After dress shopping at over 10 stores, I finally found a dress that I like. I absolutely love the skirt, and how full it was. If I ordered the dress in my size (2) I’m afraid the skirt would be smaller. So, I decided to buy the sample, which is brand new, but a size 10. The alterations lady told me that there wouldnt be any problems with altering it from a size 10 to a size 2.
Now I’m freaking out because I’m not sure how well its going to look since they have to alter SO MUCH. There’s boning and everything!
My wedding isnt until August, and I’m planning to lose 10 lbs. Should I have them alter it now to the size I am currently, and again a month before the wedding just to see if i’ll need to purchase a new dress? Or should I take my chances and just wait until a month before the wedding to alter it?
Here’s a picture of me in my dress Paloma Blanca 4202. What should I DO?!?!
Post # 3
I’m pretty sure alternations folks can work magic, and it wouldn’t be the first time they needed to shrink a dress down 🙂
I would just make sure you have a reputable and trusted seamstress who is confident in doing what you ask. I also don’t reccomend having things altered to future weight goals. You never know where you will be in December!
Post # 4
Your dress is beautiful. I also have a Paloma Blanca dress. The salon where I got mine said that I don’t need to start alterations until about 8 weeks before the wedding, so I wouldn’t worry about altering it just yet. Wait and see how it fits when it gets closer to your wedding.
Post # 5
I bought the sample dress which is a size 10. So they would have to alter the dress from size 10 to a size 2 to fit me. I’m just afraid its such a drastic change that it’ll come out all uglyyyyyyyy……..
Post # 6
gorgeous dress! lol your gonna lose 10lbs and youre a size 2? lol jelous
Post # 7
Dont lose any weight! you look great! I know generally its up or down 2 dress sizes depending on the fabric and how detailed it is. I am a 2 as well. I personally might have them begin alterations at least to get it down to your size or a 4 to leave some room now just in case you cant do it….
Post # 8
I would imagine the seamstress knows what she’s talking about. You’re dress is beautiful but PLEEEEASE don’t lose 10lbs. You are really small already and that dress will not look as good if you drop that much weight!!! Just focus on being healthy and workout, but please don’t lose that much!
Post # 9
@eimajleigh: agree… perfect and you want some curves to show that figure off OP!!!
Post # 10
i would go ahead and get it at least remotely close to your current size, then you can go from there
Post # 11
It looks great as it is…you definitely do not need to lose ten pounds!!
Post # 12
I don’t understand why you didn’t just buy it in your size. Won’t they have to take the size 10 down to a size 2 anyway? I doubt the fullness your seeing with the 10 will be the same when they finish with the alterations.
Lovely dress and I hope everything works out.
Post # 13
You look SO good! i think you could tatlly get that dress fixed but I would prob order a new one. it shouldnt change the skirt because that doesnt have anything to do with the size and fit really.
Post # 14
Thanks ladies! Before purchasing the sample, I looked online to see if anyone else purchased this dress in their size, and the skirt is much smaller/less fuller. I recently got a second opinion on the alterations of this dress, and she said the dress can be taken in, but you cant change the size of the bust. It will help once she take in the sides, but she’ll have to fill in the gap with a bra cup.
I feel like I totally screwed myself over and now having dress regret. =(
Post # 15
Why is it they can’t change the bust?
Post # 16
@Nextvie: What did you end up doing with the dress? I am also thinking buying this dress a little larger and taking it in. Thanks!