(Closed) Did you have the same experience with your dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I have the opposite problem as you do, but I’m sure a seamstress can make the dress perfect. I’m just a little concerned about how much it will cost me. They could probably take some of the boning out of your dress if it is too much for you. I’m sure it’ll be fine.

Post # 4
1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I bought my dress the same way.  I haven’t had it altered yet, but the top of my gown, which is a dropped waist style, is tight, strapless, with beading on the entire bodice and a zipper in back.  What I was told is that if you need to have it altered, make sure to buy it big because taking it in at the seams is so much easier than letting it out.  If you let it out, you run the risk of seeing the hem from the seam that was opened and expanded and there are few things you can do to hide that once the little holes from the thread have already been used and opened. 


Just make sure to go to an experienced wedding alterations person and you will be fine.

Post # 5
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had the same problem.  My dress was very large on top because of fitting to my hip measurements.  My dress fit really well.  Plus, you should have a second fitting before the wedding to make sure that you like the way it looks before you get married.

Post # 6
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

From the dresses I tried on, the ones that fit me perfectly were always too big in the bust.  I think they do that on purpose.  Altering the bust down to fit you should be no problem.

Post # 7
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My dress is the same way, I had to order it two sizes up for it to fit my hips. It will need to be taken in quite a bit in the waist and on the top. As so many bees have already said, it’s easier to have it taken in then let out. This is a common alteration, I wouldn’t worry too much. 🙂 While my wedding dress hasn’t been done yet, I’ve had many other dresses altered this way. A dress that I wore for my cousin’s wedding was taken in about four sizes on the top!

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