Post # 1
Hi bees! My Maggie Sottero Adara dress just came in but when I went to try it on it’s too big!! I’m freaking out! I tried on a sample size 6 which was huge so they told me to order a size 4 and it should fit perfect. Now the corset back is almost all closed except the top part and I continually have to keep pulling it up. A size 2 would have fit much better! Will I be able to alter this dress to fit me? The salon told me I must have lost too much weight and that I either have to put on weight or stop loosing. I’ve only lost about 5 pounds. Is it normal for a dress to drastically not fit after loosing only 5 pounds? Or more importantly can I have this dress altered to fit me?
Also, they salon never measured me once. They just went according to the sample size 6 that didn’t fit. I’m realizing that was a HUGE mistake!! I’m sooo hoping it can be altered! Sorry for so many questions but I’m just freaking out!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
@alwayscurious: Thank everyone so much for your quick replies!! You have no idea how much this puts my mind at ease! It’s all I’ve been thinking and freaking about since I tried my dress on last week. Now I can finally relax. I’ll be searching for an experienced wedding seamstress immediately! Thanks again!
Post # 8
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
- 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.