Post # 1
I picked up my wedding dress and it feels a bit tight to me. I am 5’3″ and 115 lbs. Looks fine, no buldge anywhere, I can sit, it zips – but it feels tight. Also my toes in my shoes showed a LITTLE while I was standing however the seamstress had just steam cleaned my dress and told me that generally after a steam cleaning the fabric may feel a bit tight and it will loosen up and I will gain a bit of length after that. Can anyone speak any truth to that? For reference, my dress is very from fitting with lace and beading. I haven’t gained any weight HOWEVER I am on day 2 of TOM….ugh. Back to the point: steam cleaning… Did it make things tight? Did your dress loosen up and or drop a bit after you moved around in it a little? Seamstress is very well known here and kind so I don’t THINK she’s lying to me but I don’t know enough about dresses to really know.
Post # 5
@psb23: I think most dresses do this, especially if they are corseted… my seamstress told me to get dressed no later than 45 mins before the ceremony so that the dress gets a chance to lossen up and mold to my body better… i think its true, bc when i put it on it was tight and high, by the end of the night, it was weighted down and pretty much dragging on the floor…. i think your seamstress is correct.
Post # 6
@psb23: It depends on the fabric of your dress. For example, silk tends to shrink when being steamed/ironed, but it would stay that way and not become longer again. What’s your dress made of?
Post # 7
It’s a lace/sheath dress – definitely not silk. I don’t have photos of me in it and cannot zip it myself – here’s a picture of the model wearing it though we added lace straps (from excess fabric) and made it a sweetheart. I am glad to hear one of you say your dress molded and dropped a bit!! So stressed!