(Closed) Dress is too tight around back

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6610 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m not sure this is a corset issue. Can you spend a little extra money and take it to a seamstress for alterations?

Post # 4
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

A corset will just push everything up, so it might actually make the problem worse. Take it to a seamstress and see if it can be let out. GL!

Post # 5
4437 posts
Honey bee

Alterations, fo sho.

Post # 6
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with the PP – it sounds like it just doesn’t fit your chest (ribcage) properly.  You will probably need a seamstress to let it out a bit.  If it is a zipper back, you may be able to convert it to a corset to give you some extra room, but just putting a corset under to try and keep everything sucked in probably won’t work because it won’t shrink your ribcage.

Post # 7
7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Most dresses can be let out an inch or two. Mine actually had so much seaming that I could have had it let out 6 in (6 seams with 1 in allowance each!). Luckily, I only needed about an inch. I hate it when brides think they have to alter themselves to their dress – make the dress fit you!

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