(Closed) Girls with Hips, Any Alternation Tales to Tell?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Silver Plum Fairy:  Oh we have such a similar shape, I was shocked to discover that my hips are two sizes larger, maybe I’ve been walking around in pants to tight!

My measurements are 31.5″ 25.5″ 38″. The girl in the store ordered based on my largest measurement, hips and the sample was the size I she ordered. So I knew it only needed to be taken in around the bust ( and padded πŸ˜‰ ) plus I had an extra 2″ added to the front so I can wear a 1-2″ heel. My dress arrived last week, the length is perfect and it’s tight everywhere except the bust, apparently it will stretch a little. I’ll be getting alterations to the bust in October and have been quoted $140.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t know what I’m going to do, I’m in the process of losing weight but I’m in the same situation of have 3 different dress sizes, measuring 42-36-50 atm. Be interesting to see what I should do too. πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh wow! It’s stunning!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Silver Plum Fairy:  Wow you look amazing in your dress! 

Yep $140 USD quoted on a blue by enzoani casablanca but that’s only for it to be taken in around the bust and have a little padding added (yes another B cup verging on A here). I’d imagine taking up a lace hemline would cost a little more πŸ™‚  They said they couldn’t do the hem on mine or it would be really complicated because the lace has a border on the hem. So we had to get the length near perfect on ordering, which they did.

For what it’s worth I always have a pair of chicken fillets and wear padded bras to fit into most clothing that isn’t worth altering πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had to fight when I went dress shopping with the one consultant (who wasnt even helping me). My hips are closer to a 12, but the rest of me is a 10. She kept telling me to get a 12 and alter it, but I kept telling her I want a 10, cause it looks better when its snug there. I could still move, and the 12 was way to big in the waist. It went on for probley 20 mins until the manager stepped over and said lets order her the 10. And!! When it came in, it fit me like a glove!!! No alterations for me!!

I was to paranoid to get them because of the ruching and little details I loved, and didnt want changed with alterations.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Gorgeous dress!  I’m an hour glass shape. My measurements are 36″ 29″ 39″. I had to order  a size to fit my hips and have the bust and sides taken in. My alterations cost $339!!! But that also includes bra cups, hem (it’s a lace dress), sleeves taken up, and bustle.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My dress was fitting just a tiny bit snug in the hips (I’m petite but hippy and I’ve had two babies) and I bought a shapewear slip from Maidenform that has a bra built in (another A/B here!) and it made such a huge difference in how my dress looks. It gives me a little bit of lift and has padding but not so much that it doesn’t look like me. No armpit cleavage like the DB longline bra that I had and it’s so comfortable! And only $29 :). I also like the slip vs. the shorts-style shapewear for the ease of using the restroom. I don’t need any extra complications there, lol.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Hi dress twin!  Firstly, you look stunning.  Thought I might be able to ease your mind a little.  I bought the exact same dress from the exact same store.  When I ordered, I also insisted that I was going to lose weight, so we ordered the size that fit my measurements, aside from my hip measurement.  When I ordered at the end of October, my measurements were 34, 26.5, 39.  We ordered a size 4, knowing that the corresponding hip measurement for that size was 37.5.  My dress arrived early – late February.  By then I had lost 9 pounds, but I don’t think my measurements had changed too much. My dress fit like a glove, and not too tight on my hips.  I’m going for my first alterations appt tomorrow.  When I ordered my dress they quoted me $150-$200 for the hem, and $20 per point for the bustle, likely needing 2-3 points.  When my dress came in, they said that actually the hem is $250+.  So, sounds like they gave you a better ballpark figure.  I can keep you posted as to how much my alterations end up costing.

 Hope you’re feeling better about your dress!  I noticed a couple of your other posts.  I’ve definitely had my fair share of doubts, and might even be having a bit of a panic attack right now knowing my appt is tomorrow.  At the end of the day, I think many of us will worry no matter which dress we choose. πŸ˜‰

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Silver Plum Fairy:  I absolutely love this dress and you look stunning girl!!

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