Post # 1
I have my dress fitting in August and am worried about my dress being too tight. I gained some weight between when I bought the dress and now. I have been working out and even joined a gym, but I’m sooooo nervous that it will be just barely too small. I know my regular clothes are still a little tight. Does anyone know if a dress can be made slightly larger? I will probably be fine, but I’m so nervous.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
i think if you keep up your routine you should be just fine
Post # 8
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
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
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
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.