Post # 1
I have bought this dress https://www.maggiesottero.com/maggie-sottero/bryce/4997
which fits quite well everywhere except the back where it doesn’t quite zip up all the way. It is roomy however in the bust and waist. I think because I have a very large bust the dress doesn’t sit on me quite right, and it makes the back look weird and not right.
What should I do? Could I get a corset back put in, even though the dress is backless? Atm I feel fat and frumpy in it 🙁
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
Go see a seamstress – alterations can work wonders! I’m sure it can be made to work with some judicious alterations 🙂
Post # 3
Can you return it? Did you try it on before buying it? What was the motivation for buying it?
Post # 4
Can you post more pictures, might be helpful to see the back and a closer look at the waist.
I agree with PP, a seamstress will help you!
Post # 5
It’s going to be hard to tell from picture. Your best bet is to find a seamstress as soon as possible and figure out what your choices are.
Post # 6
judging by the cut off the dress and the reference, it actually looks like the shoulders need to be adjusted to be longer. What’s happening is the dress is pulling forward, gaping at the sides and then going up in the back, which is why you can’t zip-it’s riding high because it’s just short for your torso. Take it to a seamstress!
Post # 7
Agree that either we need to see the back or else just take it to a seamstress!
Post # 8
Thank you so much for all your feedback! I’m booked in to see a seastress today, so hopefully she can fix it up for me. As I live in Darwin there are not many seamstresses here, and I don’t know how good they are, so I’m a bit worried.
I’ll try take a photo of the back, but honestly I think the back looks terrible, so I’ve been putting it off 🙁
Ginniesueneverblue- That could be the case, I think my boobs could be pushing the bust out more than the dress was designed to do, but if its meant to sit lower than I’ll be showing even more cleavage than I already am, and I really want to avoid that.
Anyway, thank you again, and I’ll update everyone after speaking to the seamstress. 🙂
PS. I also have this dress as a back up if the first one does not work out. We are having a very simple/casual garden wedding, so I’m happy to have a very simple dress.
Post # 9
I actually really really love your backup dress!
Post # 10
Update: Today I saw the seamstrss and she said that the seams were too small to take out, and the back could not be changed into lace up due to the way the fabric gathered and fell. So I ended up buying another dress! This one is a corset back and fits really well. It look sooo much better, and I look several sizes smaller just because it fits properly. Plus, they are going to sell that other dress for me and get my money back 😀
Although I do like my back up dress, it has a few problems as well, and the dress I went with was much more flattering.
Thank you again for everyone’s advice and help. It made me feel so much better when I was freaking out 🙂
Post # 11
Glad you were able to find a dress you’re happy with, and good luck selling your first one!
Post # 13
We want to see the new dress! Don’t we bees?