Post # 1
So over a year ago, I found the PERFECT DRESS for my engagment photos, only problem was, me and my SO weren’t even talking about getting engaged. So I didn’t spend the hundred dollars on the dress. Now that we are about to get engaged, I went to buy it and they only have a size 4 left and it says that the dress runs small. I’m a size six and the measurements just don’t add up. ><
I chatted with the girl online and she said they would have it back in stock in Aug. But I’m assuming that we’ll get out photos done before that. :C
I’m considering having it made. How much do you think it would cost to have a seamstress sew this?
Does anyone have any links to some comprable dresses, or something as equally elegant?
It’s from ModCloth btw. As probably a lot of you know! (Any modcloth stalkers out there with me?)
Please post any similar dresses or anything simple and lacy that would be good for photos. I want to see your opinions! Or prices to sew it!
Post # 3
Yikes! It posted twice! Sorry ladies ><
Post # 4
If you purchase the materials yourself, it might not be as expensive (chiffon or jersey bodice; lace for the straps and overlay; chiffon or crepe for the underskirt). Though, it depends on your seamstress. Your best bet would be to call seamstresses around your area and get some price quotes.
Another option is Etsy.com (which I always talk about, but it’s amazing)! There’re also shops willing to custom make your dress, as well.
Shopstyle.com is always a great way to look for similarly-styled dresses (it’s a database for hundreds of stores that lets you refine your search by price, style, color, etc.).
For specific stores, Asos.com, shopruche.com, freepeople.com, Anthropologie.com, urbanoutfitters.com, and Singer22.com are some of the stores most likely to carry similarly-styled dresses.
Here’re some similar ones:
Charlotte Russe ($32.99) Amanda Uprichard ($92.00) A’Gaci ($17.70)
Post # 5
It’s too much work to edit my previous post.
Another alternative would be to buy the size 4, take it to a seamstress and have her either add material to the bodice or alter the back to a corset so that it fits you. Your hip measurement doesn’t matter since it’s a skater skirt, and as long as the top fits, you’re golden!
*Also, go more with the reviews’ measurements than the ones provided by the store. Maybe the size 4 CAN work. 🙂
ETA: Many of the reviews say that the bust is too big (which is a good sign for your dilemma).
Ex. This reviewer bought the S and her measurements are 32A-27-37:
“This dress was very pretty, feminine, and well made. The pink color of the skirt was a tad darker then I expected, but still tasteful. Unfortunately, the sizing of this dress did not work for me. The bust of the dress was a too big and would ride up, making the top of the dress bunch together. The bunching can be fixed by pulling the dress down, but you will have to remember to do this often. On the other hand, the sash underneath the bust was a bit too tight. I could still zip the dress up though. Because of the fit, I will have to return this dress, but I’m sure it will work beautifully on somebody with different measurements. :)”
Post # 6
@Epicpooka: i suggest you check out Modcloth.com I’m sure you find something there!