(Closed) Dress Sadness. Ebay Dress is Too Tight *pics*

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: You should

    Ask a seamstress

    buy some shapewear

    buy the dress in a larger size

    add a corset back

    steam the dress

    Get a different shape: It doesn't suit you

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  • Post # 3
    836 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    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
    1238 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @CheapoBride:  try some shapewear with it maybe?

    Post # 6
    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    11266 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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.

    good luck.

    Post # 8
    1417 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

    That’s tight. 

    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
    1626 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    7679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Try some shapewear first and if that doesn’t work you can always go to a seamstress.

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