Post # 17
thanks ladies!!!!! i am starting to feel better about this! Yeah i would not get alterations done at the bridal store. I have a great lady that does them out of her house but also does all the alterations for The Limited….she is great. It will probably be between 100-200 but honestly I am not worried about the money,just the look of the dress…
Post # 18
My sister had the same problem. She got hers off the rack and it was a 6. They took hers in to a size 2 and it looked fantastic! It sounds like you trust your seamstress, so it should all work out just fine!! 🙂
Post # 19
Although some dress stores push customers to order larger sizes to make more $, I think most do it because it is a 100 times easier to take a dress in than to let it out.
I wouldn’t worry 🙂 But schedule extra fittings if you feel at all uncomfortable or are nervous.
Post # 20
It happened to me. I’m similar to your build, 5’3″, 110 lbs, 34D. The store ordered off the Lazaro size chart and supposedly I was a size 6. When the dress came it was literally falling off of me. About 2 sizes big everywhere. It had very heavy beading and embroidery and was a nightmare to alter. I was so panicked it wasn’t going to work out I ended up buying two more wedding dresses in my frenzied state. It kinda was ok in the end and I wore it for the ceremony, but I still think it would’ve looked better if they ordered a size 2 from the start. Oh and you’re getting a great deal if it’s only 100-200. I spent about $500.
Post # 21
My corset ballgown had to be taken in 4-6 inches from below my ribs through my hips. I had to order a size 8 because of my ribcage which obviously can’t get smaller but everything else was a size 4/6 depending on where they measured. Don’t worry about it. You’re seamstress will be able to work it out. You can’t even tell my dress has had alterations!
Post # 22
@alphajuliet: what?! I had no idea that dress would be that complicated, I mean I thought about how odd it would be to have to take in but I figured a seamstress would be able to figure it out. The dress looks awesome on you though I doubt anyone will notice.