Dress sizing… having a small heart attack!

posted 8 months ago in Dress
Post # 17
562 posts
Busy bee

I think it is $200-300, but you definitely need to ask the seamstress, it could be different from region to region. 

At least for me, it fits me great. I got my wedding dress around 2 month before wedding, and drop my weight a bit afterwards. The corset is great in adjusting to my body’s change in weight and measurement. 

Post # 18
6919 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Gorgeous dress! I wore an Essence of Australia as well! And I ordered in the smaller size of the two they said I could and it fit perfectly when it came in and I didn’t even lose any weight!

I wouldn’t change it to a corset back. The buttons are so pretty!

Post # 19
12 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

I ordered my dress this weekend (Essense d7174) and actually went through this exact same thing. I’m a street 10 and one store said I measured into a 14 based on my hips. I tried on the 12 at a different store (same dress) and even though it was snug we all agreed it fit me better. She said they can let the hips out up to 1/2″ on each side of the dress, but I’m planning to lose the weight. 🙂

Just wanted to let you know you’re not alone and not to worry!

Post # 20
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Crystal buttons sounds beautiful! 

Post # 23
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

itsaylissa :  A corset back is much much more forgiving. They can loosen or tighten the laces to customize the fit. A button back must be sewn to fit your perfectly. I lost so much weight before my wedding (not planned, I had a flare-up of an autoimmune issue) that they could not make my top fit without rebuilding it totally. So, she slashed the back and inserted a corset. It was fast and much easier and cost-effective that re-building a highly fitted top with boning. 

Post # 25
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

blackraine04 :  Yes, this is exactly what I was gonna say.

The sample dresses that brides try on are stretched out by other brides trying them on and their body heat. 

Your dress will be brand new and will be tighter, so don’t worry about it! 

Post # 26
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Adding the corset was about $150 usd. It may be less than some since I had a two piece dress, so they only had to add a corset to the top. The skirt was adjusted with darts.

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