Post # 1
i need your help!
turns out the dress the shop ordered is waay too big for me.
its Alfred Angelo 867
i havent lost any weight.
can anyone give any advice as to what i can do?
the shop i got it from didnt check if the dress fitted me or ask if it was ok for me to take from the shop.
what if they took my measuments wrong and ordered the wrong size?
ive taken the dress to a few alterations places and they belive they cant take in the sides as it will affect the lace detail down the skirt. it will have a knock on affect on the rest of the dress too and make it look out of proportion
when the corset lacing is done up on the back it doesnt look like a corset, and even when its done up as tight as it can go its still miles too big.
i honestly dont know what to do 🙁
has anyone else been in the same situation?
Whats Alfred Angelos Policy on this, when clearly the shop should have known the dress will be difficult to change the size so dramaticly
Post # 3
If the dress is big enough that it can’t be altered, then the shop messed up BIG time. Since your wedding is far off, I’d complain to the shop and get them to order you the correct size. It seems like it was their fault for ordering a dress so big.
Post # 4
Edit: Sorry, double post.
Post # 6
I registered on here so I could leave you a post. I ordered my AA 867 dress from Belles Bridal in Woking, Urrey, almost 2 months ago. They said they can definitely take it in if needed….. So I don’t know why the seamstresses are saying they can’t! Where did you order your dress? Try calling belles, I can give you their number is you like? Or you can google. Seriously tho, don’t panic! Someone will be able to fix it.
I agree with lyndzo to – the store messed up!
I am a size 16 & ordered mine in a 12! Got down to about a 14 now but still lots to go so wish me luck!
(honestly, don’t stress – you’ll sort it out).
Post # 7
I second getting it returned. My cousin lost a massive amount of weight for her wedding, and she ended up having to pay five hundred dollars in alterations fees, so if they have to cut it and do massive job it may end up costing you. If it was the shops place they should fix it.
Post # 8
AA kinda did the same to me. She ordered for my largest measurement (my hips) but when it came in it was so big. Then I’ve lost a few pounds, not even a lot, and the dress is huge. I don’t think I can affford the alterations I’ll need to get it to fit properly. 🙁
MOST dresses, or a talented seamstress, can fix just about anything. Make sure you try seamstresses that specialize in gowns since their construction is different than normal clothes.