Dress to Small!!

posted 6 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
2306 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

ModCloth?  They have some gorgeous dresses at reasonable prices.  Or ASOS has a wedding section too.  You could also on-sell your current dress to help with the budget.

Post # 3
709 posts
Busy bee

What parts are too small on you? If it’s just the corset back you might be able to get a layer of fabric sewn in so you don’t have to lace it up all the way. I don’t think it would be that costly.

Post # 6
2888 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016


Post # 7
422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Beach

A seamstress might be able to extend the modesty panel but you would have to find fabric that matched it as close as possible. Or gusset panels but depending on the type of gown beading, lace, ruching etc. It might be too risky with such short notice.

Post # 8
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Take it to a seamstress & show her your dilemma! They can do absolutely amazing things. They can def put a larger panel to cover your back with the corset gown! Don’t stress 😊👍🏼

Post # 9
709 posts
Busy bee

HisMrs2017 :  okay that sounds kind of easy to fix (I’m not a seamstress though so I can’t be sure). I would take it to a seamstress and see if she can have some fabric sewn in. What colour is your dress?

Post # 11
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Your best bet is to find a seamstress that specializes in wedding dresses and or makes custom wedding dresses. They would probably have the know how or seen more of these situations and have a solid solution for you. Good luck bee! 

Post # 12
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

HisMrs2017 :   It doenst seem impossible at all!, a good seamtress will do miracles!! my dress just didnt fit right at all barely zipped up and wow! first fitting  what a big difference i  dont look like a sausage!  and believe I was losing hope! so find a good seamtress with good reviews and you will be good, post picture of  your dress I would love to see it!

Post # 13
1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

HisMrs2017 :  If alterations do not turn out.  You could check out the formal/wedding section at JC Penneys.  I think target has one too online(or they used to have wedding dresses but they were more like slip dresses), or Lulus.com.

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