Post # 1
I am standing up in my sisters wedding, my bridesmaid dress is a little to big in the chest, but fits well enough everywhere else. This wouldn’t be such a problem except that the dress is strapless!!!! 😮 The last thing I want to do is flash anyone on her big day!
I can not afford to take it in to be fitted, so I am hoping that there is some other solution you lovely bees might be able to help me with!
I have a small chest, and bought a bra that adds two sizes just so that the dress would fit. Apparently not! Even though it fit almost perfectly with a normal bra, but now it is still to big. ANYONE know of ANYTHING I could do!?
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Post # 3
Maybe there’s a less expensive way to have it taken in, but I’m pretty sure you’ll need to have it taken in. Maybe they can just tack the top instead of re-structuring the whole dress. I would take it to a seamstress and give her your max budget and see what she can do with it.
Post # 4
How much bigger??
Try a bustier with silicone inserts, sonething like this:
I tried this one on, and it did wonders for the girls, they push them up! Make sure you put the inserts under your boob, so it pushes it up too
Post # 5
Double sided tape! One of my BM’s had this problem, bought a push up bra and the dress was still slipping. She spent like $7 on double-sided tape and it held the dress up the entire time.
Post # 6
@Lyndzo: thats a good idea too!
Post # 7
I would advice you try to get it fixed! I had a friend who went with tape for her prom dress, and then someone accidentally stepped on the skirt. Major dress failure. You don’t want that to happen on your sisters wedding!
If you really can’t afford paying for it, considering doing it yourself with safety pins:
Use safety pins to fit your dress better for your bust. Try on your dress. Have a friend help gather the extra fabric at the side seams of your dress. Have her pin the dress with safety pins. Take off the dress and measure how much fabric is pinned at the seam. Remove the safety pins. Flip the dress inside out so you can reach the interior side seams. Gather and measure the same amount of fabric as you had pinned on the outside of the dress. Pin the fabric on the inside of the dress. You could also secure the extra fabric with a few small stiches.
Post # 8
Thanks so much everyone!
@Lyndzo: I may have to try this, and tell the other girls about it! Apparently the dress is so slippery that it keeps falling off all of us!
@eocenia: If nothing else works, I may have to try the safety pins!
This dress is seriously, just a fraction to big, enough to make it a problem.
Post # 9
@peace747: Keep us posted – would be nice to hear how you all (!) solve the situation.