(Closed) Dress Too Tight?! Help :(

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@amanda2wed:  Have you tried the dress with any shapewear? Even though you are small, that may help. Even the correct underwear could help tremendously. I’m a size 2, but I wore a corset with my dress b/c it helped keep everything where it needed to  be. 

My seamstress also told me that typically prom dresses and wedding dresses have enough fabric in the seams to take them out a bit so that may be something to look into. 

Post # 4
1481 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I dunno hon..I’m a 34 28 38 and I am weraing a size 6 street size..size 10 bridal gown. I’m pretty sure I could jam myself into most dresses depending ont he fabric, but that doesn’t mean I should. 

Post a picture. 

Post # 5
1637 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


Agree….post a pic and we’ll be honest.

At those sizes, you don’t want to be losing any weight to fit into the dress…could you have it taken out a little?

Post # 6
797 posts
Busy bee

Try to have it let out, it doesnt sound like your measurement are so far off. Where is it tight (hips, bust etc.) and what style is the dress?

I agree with the other bees, a picture will be helpful

Post # 7
32 posts
  • Wedding: June 2021

I agree, it would be helpful if you posted a pic so that we could give you additional opinions… sometimes it’s hard for friends to say if something isn’t quite flattering.  If it was just a TINY bit tight, I would say a little bit of exercise might help (do not overdo it!)… but if it is super tight, go ahead and let the size 4 out or order the 6.  You don’t want to be uncomfortable or feel self conscious on your big day!  

Post # 8
174 posts
Blushing bee

you do have some time so you can either see a seamtress and/or decide to lose weight for it. if you get in it, it doesnt sound like you need to buy a totally new dress.

Post # 9
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

have it taken out!

Post # 10
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If it’s tight in the stomch area, making sure you stay hydrated and stay away from sodas will help you lose a little water weight which may help a little.  But I agree, pictures would be helpful 🙂 

Post # 11
1788 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You can always add a corset.  I bought a pre-owned Vera Wang gown that was WAY too small in the bust/back, so I had a corset added and it worked out beautifully:)

Post # 12
44 posts

I’ve had exactly the same problem. My dress is a fit and flare style. My measurements are 32, 25,33, which I believe is 4,4-6,4 the shop ordered me a 4 and it’s tight across my hips. The fact it has a corset back doesn’t help either!!! I’m having mine let out a little. If they’d ordered a size bigger it would have needed adjustments too so never mind!

What did you decide?

Im seeing seamstress fri so I can let you know how it goes if that helps!

Post # 13
44 posts

Oh and I took my sister and friend along when tried it and they said it was beautiful and didn’t see what I was making a fuss about….. Then when I decided to have alterations were like ‘yeah I see what you mean & you need to be comfortable…! Not helpful so I know what you mean when you just want some honesty about these thing!

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