Post # 1
I have a question about fittings, once you have your dress of course, of which I still don’t…! I came across a dress I liked the other day (http://enzoani.com/view-collection/beautiful/archive/bt15-30) so obviously went hunting for photos of people wearing it.
I noticed the first bride I found has it fitted well & it looks amazing:
…where as the second bride, it looks quite a lot looser:
My question is what terminology would you use with your seamstress to make sure it ended up fitting like the top one? I just find it hard to believe that it’s the same dress when they look so different!
Thanks all 🙂
Post # 2
Tell her “make sure it fits” lol. Honestly, the second bride’s dress is clearly too big for her. Maybe she lost a lot of weight after her final fitting? I can’t imagine a seamstress thinking that dress actually fit her. If you’re really worried, bring both pictures and explain that you don’t want to look like the second bride so make sure it fits like the first bride.
My Future Sister-In-Law lost 15 pounds in the 2 weeks before her wedding, just from stress and running around getting everything ready. Luckily, she had a ballgown so you couldn’t notice but with tighter fitting dresses, it’s important to remain the same size after your final fitting! A lot of brides go crazy with dieting to be their skinniest on their wedding day but then their dress ends up being too big!
But, I had the same freakout when I was googling real brides in my dress before I got it. A few were way too loose on them and I was like “OMG I hope it doesn’t look like that on me!!” It doesn’t.
Post # 3
I’ve also noticed that I don’t like the fit on brides in a lot of the google images I’ve seen of my dress. I figured I’d just tell my seamstress what I don’t
want and make sure when she pins me that I 100% like how it looks.
My dress is a v-neck with straps. In a few of the photos I found of brides online, the bust doesn’t fit properly and curls out under the armpits. I have a small chest, so I don’t know if I’ll have the same problem, but I’m definitely going to make sure that I don’t!
Also, I’ve noticed the same issue that you did – the dress is looser in through the legs for some of the brides. Almost as if they were trying to make it look more sheath than mermaid.
I agree that fit can totally change the look of the dress. Just speak up and make sure you’re 100% satisfied when you’re all pinned. If you think your dress could use a tuck here and a pull there, tell your seamstress. Don’t be shy.
Post # 4
Glad I’m not alone in my worries! I can see that now in the second one – maybe she just asked for it to be sheath..? Thanks for your advice though, you’ve put my mind at ease! 🙂