(Closed) Fit N Flare Dress too tight across the Hips, Wedding in 5-1/2 weeks

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I honestly think the line is super minor. I wouldn’t have any more alterations done. Are you wearing any shapewear? Sometimes that helps just smooth the fabric out over your body. Or maybe even a slip? It just looks like a minor fabric issue, not really anything to do with your body. I think you look beautiful and the dress is stunning!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My fit and flare dress did this too, and looking at pics… you can barely tell. I had asked the gal that did my alterations about this too, and she said that if I took some more out there, it would have gotten too big in other places and not look right. This was especially due to the fact that the only place I needed to have alterations done wa sthe hips (she had already taken it out some).

My dress was also a lace fabric, so I think that is just how some of them are – and how it wears on our shaped bodies.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

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aowen01:  that seems normal to me, my lace trumpet style does the same! I think it’s something you have to accept when buying a dress like that, ive seen it on numbers of brides!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yea – I think if you tried to “fix” it, you’d end up with a different silhouette. So you have to choose what’s more important – fitted at the hips with a crease, or more A-line with no crease.

I’d opt to listen to her advice since the shape looks so pretty on you.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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aowen01:  First of all, that dress is beautiful so yayy congrats on that!

Also, I don’t think you need to let it out in the hips. She is right that it will loosen up and fall more especially when you are walking around/sitting. It will just get looser throughout the night.

I do think that she could probably take it in a little at the natural waist or put some boning in the bodice that will eliminate that creasing in the tummy area. It looks like theres too much fabric in the stomach that is bunching because of the fitted nature of the dress.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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aowen01:  Do you have on any shapewear? Getting some shapewear shorts that smooth out the tummy and thigh area should really help. It is also a slippery kind of material so it will keep the fabric from gathering and riding.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

As PP stated, I think all you need is a slip!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Slip and spanx!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

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aowen01:  

Yes many seastresses refer to it as ‘the smile’ it is normal in fitted gowns. It’s not that it’s too tight (it might be) but the dress is conforming to your body. All women have a natural divet between their stomache and thighs so your dress is conforming to it. It’s just how many fitted dresses lay.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Can you sit and move okay? Those are the most important things.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I already replied, but here is a pic of me in my dress when I was trying it on at the salon:

It did get a little tighter once alterations were done, as that was really the only spot (and some of my hips) that needed to be corrected. She said it was the fabric, really… so I’d just pull it down a tish if I remembered.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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aowen01:  I have same issue with my mermaid but I’ve accepted that I have no choice since that is the shape I’ve chosen and love!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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aowen01: that’s why I moved away from a mermaid or lace fit and flare!

try HIIT workouts — cardio and strength to lean out while toning up! you look great regardless so it’s entirely up to you!

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