Post # 1
I was so happy when I found that Wtoo dress on ebay for $25. It wa so perfect!!! I had tried on dresses before. Bridal 10 fit me snung-but good. But I failed to take into account that I had tried on a line and ball gown dresses. This one was a mermaid.
The dress zips, but its too tight in all the wrong places. It’s so sad because it’s in perfect condition and everything I wanted: Plain, a pop of color, a small train. It’s simply too tight.
I don’t know if alterations could help, or shapewear. I don’t have any on in the picture. It’s a zipper back, not a corset back, but my issue is the hips and tunny area. The dress has no rouching that’s forgiving so I don’t know if it can be fixed.
I could order it ia bigger size from Watters and Watters, or I could try to fix this one.
Here’s the dress on the model
From Ebay seller:
And on me :/
Post # 3
I voted to see a seamstress, but I would have chosen the first two options together, if possible. I know that it doesn’t necessarily work for everyone, but the very simple shapewear I have worked wonders (I’ve had the dress on with it and without it, and without was awful and with is amazing). I am also having the seamstress let it out just a little for the sake of comfort and “just in case”. Not enough to be loose, but enough that it will just sit a little differently and I won’t have to worry if I’m bloated or anything. So I definitely say don’t give up just yet!
Post # 4
It’s not that bad!!!! I was expecting you to look like a sausage after reading your post 😉 But actually, it’s easily fixed. Shapewear will be a huge help for your tum (that’s my prob area too) The rest of the dress looks A M A Z I N G – especially around the bust. You have gorgeous shoulders too!
Post # 5
@CheapoBride: try some shapewear with it maybe?
Post # 6
I think a bit of shapewear or releasing the back slightly would do the trick since it’s only straining a little bit over the midsection. Don’t write the dress off yet!
Post # 7
it doesn’t look nearly as bad as i thought it would. it’s just slightly tight around the mid section. take it to the seamstress to see what she can do. undergarments may work well too.
Post # 8
I don’t know that a corest will help where it’s tight, because it’s tight all the way on the thighs. Can you get a corest that low?
It won’t hurt to consult a seamstress, since your investment so far is minimal.
Post # 9
I also think getting shapewear AND visiting a seamstress will work wonders. I bought shapewear before alterations because I thought I looked bulky, but after a seamstress got at it I didn’t need the shapewear. I still use it though for events I go to so it was worth the money for peace of mind. 🙂 You will look amazing in it once they alter it.
Post # 10
Shapewear and a visit to a seamstress will fix that right up 🙂
They may be able to let the sides out a bit. Are you willing to switch to a corset bck instead of the zipper? Corsets can give you the extra room you need.
Keep us posted!
Post # 11
Get thee to a seamstress, perhaps get some shapeware just in case? or after seeing the seamstress? Don’t write it off yet!
Post # 12
Try some shapewear first and if that doesn’t work you can always go to a seamstress.