(Closed) Dress too big! EEK

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It should be no issue for them to alter the dress.  And yes, 5 lbs, can be the difference between a size.  It is for me.  For me 5lbs is the difference between a 6 and an 8, now if I could just loose those 5 and get back to a 6 I would be one happy camper.

Post # 4
4689 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

5 lbs makes a difference to me, not a full size, but a difference.

That they didn’t measure you is also a factor.

Post # 5
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Can’t believe they didn’t measure you.  I too ordered a Maggie gown and when trying to determine the size by the fit of the dress my consultant told me that they dress had been tried on numerous times before so it may be a lil strecthed out.

I tried on a 14 which was a lil snug around the hips but the top was waaaay to big for me. I had the dress on for a while since she didn’t have an appt after me trying on accesories and stuff so I’m sure my butt helped stretch it out even more.

It could be that size 6 was a little stretched out.

These salons know what kind of stress we’re under.  They experience it every day.  Why the hell wouldn’t they measure you to get your correct size to ensure your dress fits!!!  Like you don’t have other stuff to be worring about.


Post # 6
45 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Altering a dress one size should not be an issue. How much it costs will vary on thedress (plain? lots of beading & bling? style? etc).

And to answer your question – Yes. 5lbs can be the difference of 1 dress size for some women. It varies from woman to woman (height, bone structure, genetics, muscle mass, etc) but the general idea is that roughly 10lbs will bring you up or down a size. The larger you are tho, the larger the lbs needed to increase or decrease a dress size.

However, this is not your fault for losing 5 lbs!! I think it was irresponsible and unprofessional of them to just ‘guesstimate’ what size would have been best for you. Like mrsjohnson2b said, the size 6 dress you tried was probably stretched out too.

Now breathe & relax. (((hugs))) They can fix the dress. You have more than enough time 🙂 You should write to them after all is said and done and tell them to measure brides from now on though. This could have been disastrous if there was not enough time to make alterations. Maybe you will save someone else this grief in future~


Post # 8
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

my dress is big as well, and I’ve been told it’s no big deal,, that it can be altered. I wouldn’t worry. It’s a lot better than being too small 🙂 It’s a lot easier to take a dress in, than it is to take it out.

Post # 9
3470 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

It’s much easier to take a dress in than it is to let it out– don’t worry! They can DEFINITELY alter it to fit you better.  5 lbs wont make THAT big of a difference. 

If they give you a fuss about the alterations, you might want to consider going elsewhere to have them done.  I’d be worried about a shot that doesn’t measure a bride before ordering a dress. 

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