Post # 1
I suppose I’m looking for some mutual support… I am in such a panic. My wedding is in 39 days (woohoo!) and I went for my first dress fitting last week and I hated it. I mean, I loved my dress but the way it looked on me felt nothing like it did when I tried it on previously, when it was all clipped in. I know it’s because it is way too big etc. but I just worry it isn’t going to fit me like a glove… Particularly around the back. When I tried it on they clipped it so it was body hugging (it’s a mermaid) and when I asked why the back looked so flat this time and if they could take it in to fit better they said that i wouldn’t be able to pull it up if I wanted to go to the bathroom… I said i didn’t mind taking the whole thing off if it looked good all day and the woman took it in slightly but not as much as i’d like.
I have one more fitting in 3 weeks and i’m bringing my mum this time because she is more of a tough cookie than me and will fight on my behalf, but I just felt so disheartened. I have lost weight since last time and I looked a lot bigger and nothing sat right. I just want to know how you felt on your first fitting and if it turned out okay on the day (photos please to instill a bit of confidence in me!).
The first photo here is me trying it on a few months ago and the second is a comparison with my fitting last week.
NExt is the dress on me a few months ago then at my fitting. I also hate how the dress is so poofy at the bottom now they have taken it up. I am 5″8 but feel like I look very short. I liked the long and flowly look to the bottom and now am worried it is going to be a dramatic flaring poof!
Post # 2
Love your dress! I’m a sucker for dramatic mermaids! Clearly on the first picture the dress is too big, But on the second set it fits really well. Now it really depends on how you feel in it, because visually there will be no difference on how you look, but only how you feel. Count on the fact that the dress will stretch lightly as the evening progresses you might want to take it in, But also you need to make sure you sit comfortably, can eat and breathe. As for poofy bottom, your dress was designed for dramatic ginormous skirt. Embrace it and enjoy. How many times in your life would you wear something this spectacular? you don’t look short in it at all!
Ps. You can always remove a layer of tulle from under the skirt to de-poof it
Post # 3
I personally think it looks great!! But just like tagerosan said, what matters is that you feel good in the dress.
I’m also adding the sleeves after trying on the bolero and not liking it. I have attached mine below – I dont think my bottom has less tulle than yours (I didnt ask for any to be removed) but if yours feels too poofy, I saw another girl with the same dress remove a layer and it still looked great. Let me know if you want that pic and I can find it for you 🙂
Post # 4
Oh wow!! I have only ever seen one other person with our dress! I have my final fitting tomorrow so will see about the poof there. I feel like yours looks the way I’d like mine to look! How funny we both wanted sleeves added. I didn’t care much for the bolero either. What kind of sleeves are you adding?
Thank you! Well, originaly I didnt want a mermaid, and the ones I did like (like mine when I tried it on) ‘fell’ a bit more than poofed out. But I will see how it looks tomorrow and update! I’m hoping it was just because so much tulle was pinned up underneath it while shortening it… Thank you for the boost of confidence though… I just hope it all goes okay tomorrow!
Post # 5
I don’t see how it can be tighter? Your seamstress is correct that if it’s too tight underneath the booty you won’t even be able to sit down. I don’t know why consultants clip them like that when it’s not possible… oh wait, yes I do, to SELL you the dress!
But I think it looks nice and fitted. I do see that the poof has come up higher, and the same thing happened to me. My mermaid flared out higher as well, especially since I’m 5’4” and ordered a shorter dress. I was annoyed they didn’t mention that to me…
Post # 6
Went to my 2nd fitting yesterday and was much happier. There was room to make it tighter so they are doing that now and I will collect on Tuesday. They also took it in slightly under the bum and I was able to sit down, but yeah defo not as much as I would have liked!