Post # 1
OK…I ordered my dress a few months ago. I’m having a casual wedding with a more informal dress and I had it handmade. The seamstress doesn’t live anywhere near me – I sent her my measurements. I got it the other day and it’s just a little too tight. I know I’ve gained a little weight, so before I go all crazy and totally freak out I was hoping someone could tell me if a longline or corset bra would help. Will they actually slim you down enough so that something a little too small will fit or does it just smooth everything out and keep it in place? My wedding is in a few weeks and I really don’t want to have to take it to a seamstress to put in gussets. But…I love the dress.
Post # 3
have you tried spanx? it sucks you in a lot and if it’s just a tad too small it may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Post # 4
I would suggest Spanx or the knockoff version at Target. If you can wear a real corset underneath (like the Dream COrset from Fredericks) it will take at LEAST ten pounds off of you. Whether or not you can hide a corset underneath your dress depends on the fabric and style though.
Post # 5
I think it depends somewhat on where it’s tight. A longline bra or corset can sometimes add bulk because of boning or padding that is put in to smooth things out. I agree with the others: start with Spanx (or a knockoff) and see what you can find.