(Closed) Dress fitting… too tight?

posted 12 years ago in October 2010
Post # 3
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

They can be let out slightly. My alterations person said they could push it to 1 inch throughout the dress.  I wouldn’t worry too much though because I think they tend to order big (i.e your biggest measurement, which probably isn’t representative of all of your measurements).  My dress was huge when it came in.

Post # 4
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I totally thought my dress would be too small also.  It ended up being WAY too big and they had to order me another one!  Chances are they ordered a little larger than you were.  Don’t worry too much!  The dress will very likely come in larger than you think.

Post # 5
3 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have read that most brides lose 2-5 pounds before the wedding from jitters. Three months is plenty of time to gently slim down.  Be careful about too much working out though, it could add muscle bulk where you don’t want it. Good luck!

Post # 6
7038 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wedding dresses typically come with generous seam allowance – like, several inches. My dress was too tight in the bust, and even with it being a structured bodice, they still were able to easily let it out. It had 8 seams, each with over an inch allowance. Luckily I only needed one inch 🙂

Post # 7
578 posts
Busy bee

i think if you keep up your routine you should be just fine

Post # 8
5259 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t worry.  You still have a month right?  And a few more months before the actually wedding?  Just stay calm and focus on good dietary choices. 

Post # 9
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mine was too small when it came in last week, but by about 1.5 inch.  They said they can let it out if I need them too, but because it is all beaded in the bodice, they will have to hand bead it to make it look the same, and will cost a LOT of money.  I’m pushing myself at the gym as hard as I am able to… I dont want to spend 500 just on altering the bodice!!

Post # 10
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mine was too tight in the bust and the hips/thighs (waist was fine, go hourglass figure!) and my seamstress said letting it out will be no problem. My next fitting is Thursday I think it will be fine. I imagine that dress sizing for brides is usually up and down, if it is too tight you won’t be the first and if they are good they will know how to handle it like pros.

Post # 11
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine was too tight because I too gained a bit of weight and unfortunately there was NO seam allowance at all. Just remember that each dress maker does things a bit differently, some are great about having some extra fabric in the seam and others are not. 🙁 Now I have to go dress shopping all over again.

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