(Closed) Found a Dress I love. Now I’m sad.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

You aren’t getting married until April, so you have a lot of time.  Do you think you can loose a little weight to fit into the 8?

Post # 4
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

the dress looks great..i guess i am confused to why you are sad? it sounds like its a decent price and all you need is a little altering, no matter what size you get..consider yourself lucky!!

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I really think that you need the size 10.  It looks like it doesn’t fit you too well on the top (not even considering the fact that it isn’t zipped).  When it is properly fitting you, it will make your bust look a lot better and not so smooshed.  Do you think maybe you can take it to a tailor to alter it for less?

Post # 8
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

beware boobs, i bought a dress that fit perfect, i started working out to loose a few, and i actually gained inches in my bust!!! i couldn’t even zip it and had to buy a new dress! but it looks amazing on you! beautiful dress!

Post # 10
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I doubt it would be uncomfortable…can you try it on again ZIPPED? Consultants usually try to get you to order a size bigger. If it’s DB they have a seamstress in store and they charge way more than they should for alterations…I think you need to zip up a size out to find out if you really do need a ten or not. = )

ETA: I guess the picture looked fine to me? lol. But if $160 is at DB, see if someone independent would do it cheaper. = )

Post # 12
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

Once you find out for sure what size you need, I would take it to a local seamstress to get it altered, if needed.  It will probably be less to get it done from someone other than DB.   If you can, check with a local reputable drycleaner/seamstress.  Good luck & Best Wishes!

Post # 13
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Everyone is different. They usually suggest it, but aren’t always pushy about it. = ) If you want the 10, get it. Can you ask that tailor if they do alterations?

Post # 15
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Definitely look around for someone who will do alterations cheaper!!  I was a bridesmaid a few years ago and found a seamstress who worked at a bridal salon, but also did work on the side out of her house.  When the dress didn’t fit me she ended up having to remake the entire top of my dress plus a hem and she only charged me $75 – the salon was going to charge $150+!!    Also, if you have your heart set on the size 8 try and see if you can get some sort of body shaper for underneath maybe?

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