(Closed) Help! Dress Panic Attack!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do???
    Don't worry and trust your wedding shop : (5 votes)
    15 %
    Get it steamed, wear it a bit and see if it works out : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Talk to the shop you purchased it from, see if you could get a replacement : (16 votes)
    47 %
    Take out a small piece of the under layer : (0 votes)
    Other (Explain below) : (6 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yeah–that is wrong and has nothing to do with “relaxing”.  Take it to a seamstress immediately and get his/her advice.  It might be a quick fix.  Otherwise, the original bridal salon needs to see about it getting replaced.

    Post # 3
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would get a second opinion from a REALLY experienced seamstress…one that is not associated with your bridal shop so she will be honest. It might in fact be fixable with a good steaming…but if it is he stitching you need to know sooner than later and a seamstress will be able to tell you…and would probably be able to fix it too! Also I don’t think the crease is too bad but if it is something worrying you you should get it checked out.

    Post # 4
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @fvsoccer: if the wedding date next to your screen name is correct than you have time, so I would say don’t panic just yet 🙂

    I would trust the shop and wait to see it after it is steamed and pressed, I know it is stressing and hard to believe but I have a feeling it will be just right for your wedding day. I wish you luck with that!

    I second the other bee saying to get a second opinion if it really bothers you and you can’t 100% trust the shop.

    btw you look so beautiful in the dress.

    Post # 5
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I was under the impression that usually bumps like that are caused by some weirdness with how they are sewn.  I would go back and take a closer look. Maybe you should have it pressed.  That way you can see if it is a real problem.

    Post # 6
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’d talk with a reputable, independent seamstress/alterations company and see what they say about it. I’d show the picture to the original shoppe and ask for some money back for the problem you now have to fix.

    Post # 7
    3 posts

    @fvsoccer:Don’t stress!!! Take it to a reputiable seamstress. I have never seen a dress that was shipped look that way. But it could just need to relax anything is possible.

    Post # 10
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Have you contacted the salon that sold you the dress yet? I’d be interested to see what they say!

    Post # 11
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012


    I used to make costumes for theatre (totally different, I know!) but I know that those little ‘ploopas’ in the belly section are from the seams on the sides.  If the seams are not fit specifically to your hips/belly section the fabric has to get the slack from somewhere to fit it (in your case, right above the lil bump)

    If it is a very minor amount of fabric being stretched to fit steaming the seams will eliminate the problem because it allows them to relax.  The size of yours looks like it may need alterations to the seams though-   speak to a VERY experienced and trusted seamstress or tailor (preferrably with references on hand) and get their opinion (with the dress available for them to see).  If they think the mistake is actually a factory miscalculation during the construction process you need to go back to the bridal salon immediately, but most like it is something that is a relatively easy fix =)


    You have tons of time, don’t stress out! <3 good luck!

    Post # 12
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Georgia Bee: I agree.  Get a pro to look at it (maybe even two) that you trust and see what they say.  It may take a combo of steaming, wearing, and alterations to get it right.  I would also contact the shop if it’s a manufacturing issue and try and get some money back, at least the cost of what it will take to correct the bump.  

    Post # 13
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m sure you paid quite a bit for your dress.  It’s not like getting a sweater at TJMaxx for 20 dollars that has a little pull in it that you just ignore. The shop should either be fixing it now in a way that is acceptable to you or contacting the manufacturer and getting you a replacement. 

    I had a get a replacement and despite waiting 4 months to get my initally flawed dress the turn around to get a replacement from the manufacturer was about 2 weeks. 

    I’m sure it will all work out.  Don’t stress too much.

    Post # 15
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would try contacting Allure directly, hopefully they will want to keep good word of mouth and will help you out!

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