Post # 1
My wedding dress arrived, almost 6 months to the day after ordering it. Here’s what happened:
-I tried on the sample at the store which was a size 8, it fit perfect except was a bit tight in the waist
– I measured between a 10 and 12 so I ordered the 10 as I assumed it would be great as the 8 was just a bit tight
– Dress arrived and I cannot even get it done up! No, I did not gain weight, am either the exact same or slightly less.
– The dress is Allure Romance 2716, it zips up a bit then has buttons allll the way up the full lace back.
Now I’m stressing about what to do…because of the style, I”m not keen on having the seamstress let it out. And I’m not confident it could be let out enough to be comfortable for me. I bought this as it was super comfortable when I tried it on, I don’t want to be squished into it on the day! I could probably lose 5-10 lbs but struggle with this as I love to eat! I’m 5’2 and ~129 lbs. I workout 5 times a week doing Crossfit so maybe in a few months time I willl naturally tone down a bit?
Any ideas why the sample fit so well and my dress is so tight? Maybe it stretched with many people trying the sample on?
My wedding is May 28, 2016 so I have about 6 months to work on this…
Post # 2
Yup, Sample could have been stretched out. I tried a 4 on at the bridal salon but when I ordered it via a preowned weding site in the same size, it was about two inches too tight above the waist. I even lost a few pounds but nope, too tight. I didmt think I could let it Out, but the seamstress did an amazing job. I’d take it in and just see what an experienced seamstress says.
Post # 3
Mine was the same way. My sister in law gave me the best advice: wedding dresses are like jeans straight out of the dryer. They come super tight and need to be stretched out a bit. If you’re worried about letting it out, I would try and wear it for a few hours here and there and see if it stretches out a bit. It will probably all depend on the style of the dress and which of your measurements measured at a 10 and which measured at a 12.
Post # 4
Looking at the dress, so long as the problem area is not your bust it should be possible to make it 1-2 inches bigger. The fabric in the side seams isn’t lace so if you let that out it would be roomier around the waist and upper hips. The bust area might be more difficult but there might be some extra fabric at the top of the straps.
Post # 5
canadiana188: I’m getting married in the same day as u and my dress also does not fit. I am hopeful I can loose the weight before we start alterations but I just can’t get motivated to work out.
Post # 6
mrsgutierrezbee: Glad to hear I’m not alone. Your dress looks like it fits you as mine fits me, not tooo too small but still not quite there! Working out is not a problem for me, it’s the wine and sweets 🙂
Post # 7
clairebbbear: Thanks for that suggestion, I didn’t realize the sides weren’t lace. I haven’t looked too hard at the dress because as soon as I realized it didn’t fit, I didn’t want to look at it again! Perhaps I’ll take it home and try it on a few times to get it stretched out. And the bust most definitely isn’t a problem, that will unfortunately have to be taken in!
Post # 8
Here are two photos of the sample dress that I tried on to give you an idea of the back and why I’m hesitant to get it altered. Looking at it, makes sense that it likely stretched out after being tried on a number of times…
Here is the front view of the dress (I went with this sash but in ivory)