Post # 1
FYI: If you don’t want to be bored reading the story of my dress, skip the below writing and look at the pictures. First one is a size 12, next ones are a size 10. Then read the last paragraph.
So I bought my dress after a few months of trying on dresses in the style I wanted but I couldn’t find something in my budget. Long story short, I ended up finding a picture online, hunted down the designer, hunted down a store close to me and ended up just ordering it in. Sight un-seen.
The lady didn’t measure me up but made me try on a few different dresses. She kind of just assumed I would be a 12 because I have hips and thighs. Well it came in and was waaayyyy too big.
Here is the 12. Can you see how it wrinkles at the waist?
Well it was going to cost me $400 to alter and after a few months I decided, it’s not my fault they measured me wrong. Why am I paying more money. So I went back and asked them to order the 10 in. They ended up having one already in, in another state, so luckily for me I skipped the 4 month waiting list and got it in and just swapped it over.
So here is the 10. Sorry, it’s all the photos I have at the moment. Now it still crinkles in the waist but I wonder if I am just being too silly about the whole thing. I have seen it on several girls and it does the same thing. It annoys me and I don’t want to keep being annoyed by it in all the photos.
Please, can you tell me I am being silly. Am I worried over nothing? Has anyone else had this same problem? I have worked out it is the stiff satin panel under the lace and I am going to ask my dress maker if it is something that can be fixed.
I will still wear it, even if it can’t be fixed. And I know that my flowers will hide it down the isle but I have just tried on others that didn’t do this, so it is kind of dissapointing.
Post # 3
I don’t think you are being silly at all. You want to feel absoultely perfect that day and you should!
I think the 10 definitely fits you better! You look amazing and the crinckles are barely noticeable. They are much more noticeable in the size 12 dress. You don’t need a size 12! Plus, trust me, your nerves are going to be so shot the month before your wedding so your dress will probably be even bigger. Just don’t lose weight!
Post # 4
i think that is just the way it is with mermaid dresses. i tried on a few and got the same issue, and i got size 6’s. so i dont think it has to do with size or anything like that. even the models on maggie sottero’s website have crinkles in the tummy in mermaid dress photos.
Post # 5
I think really good alterations could HELP, but wouldn’t entirely eliminate the issue. If it bothers you enough, you’d probably be better off with a different style of dress, but I think you’re the only person who can determine how much it bothers you!
Post # 6
That fabric is being pulled from somewhere- is it possible that the bust is too loose on the size 12? Maybe the 10 is tighter up top and therefore doesn’t sag down, creating the wrinkles.
Post # 7
The 10 is perfect, and the crinkles are from pulling around the hips. A good pair ofoth as it hold everything in place. Don’t worry.
Post # 8
The size 12 was 2 inches too big every where so hence why it was wrinkling more and why I decided to get the 10. The size 10 fits perfect apart from the wrinkling but even though it bugs me, I will be keeping the dress, I just wanted to know if other people had the same problem and if it bugs other people.
It’s just that middle panel that makes it wrinkle. Hard to explain without seeing the dress but I will take it to my dress maker and see what she says.
Post # 9
I think the size 10 looks MUCH better. The crinkles are probably caused by the fact that it was designed for a longer torso than you have (so the area of it that hits at your hips is a little above where the true hip zone of the dress is– the dress is landing on your hips at a spot where it is narrower than it should be at hip-level. That could be fixed by altering it to let out the hips, and maybe the bust, and take in the waist at your true waistline. That shouldn’t cost $400 to do if you take it to a private seamstress or tailor!! (I think the bridal shop alterations must be a total rip-off from what I’ve seen on here).
Hope this helps!
ETA: the crinkles would bother me too. . . but to some extent, any time one wears a tight garment made out of woven fabric, it will crinkle and fold a little bit. 🙂
Post # 10
It looks like you may need a little tuck in the front darts. Shouldn’t be too labor intensive but this dress looks fantastic on you! JW which dress is this? Who is it by?
Post # 11
That would bother me too. you want that to be straight on pictures. Get a good seamstress to tighten it up right there and fix that. I think you would feel better about it. And make sure to pull the dress down some and pull the slip as well as this could cause it to crinkle if its just stuck there and not straightened out.
Post # 12
I don’t think it looks bad, but I imagine pulling the lining down after you try it on might help a little bit?
Post # 13
wow, the 10 looks so much better than the 12! looks awesome! the wrinkles would annoy me though, but i think alterations should be able to fix it pretty easily.
Post # 14
The 10 looks awesome on you. I’d hope that a seamstress can help you figure out how to eliminate some of the crinkles, although I promise they are more noticeable to you than to anyone else!
Post # 15
Yer it is a tough one, it hasn’t been made shorter and is the perfect length for me with my shoes on (im5’7) which makes me think that I am the right height for it, I think it is just the way the dress is made. Here is another bride in the same dress!! There is that dang crinkle again. Grrrrr.
Here is the picture from the Allure site with a skinny model wearing it. Yep, silly crinkle again. haha. It goes away when I pull it down and stand up straight if that helps it explain it.
I will def let you know how I go with my dress maker. She has been making dresses and altering for 40 years, so if anyone knows how to fix it, it’s her!!
Post # 16
@jpalm13: Its by Allure called 2501 🙂