(Closed) Help! It WON”T fit…what to do???

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Buy the SAME dress and hope it gets here by May 16th : (13 votes)
    45 %
    Try and fit into the dress and if I can't make it buy one off the rack at the last minute : (6 votes)
    21 %
    Sorry Sista...start looking for a new one you can get in the next 2-3 months : (10 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    WOAH! did they order the wrong size?! If so, they need to rush you the right one IMMEDIATELY!

    Could the back convert to a corset?

    Post # 4
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    did the store make a mistake with the sizing?  when you say “buy the same dress” does that mean pay twice??

    Post # 5
    803 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    the dress shop you ordered it from obviously ordered the wrong size.  i would talk to them and make them find the solution

    Post # 6
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Did they order the wrong size???  If you order another one and it arrives on the 16th, what happens if you need alterations that won’t/can’t be done by the 29th??

    Post # 7
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    How did the sizing get messed up so much?  Maybe that is something you can talk to the store about because they should have taken your measurements and ordered the right size. It seems like 8 inches is a lot more than a simple error.  


    You could also have it modified by a tailor and see if you could have a corset back put into it.  Those are much more forgiving.  I don’t know if it’s 8 inches forgiving, but maybe 4.


    If it’s your dream dress, you better find a way to fit into it!  

    Post # 8
    1667 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i’m wondering the same thing as PP’s, did they order the wrong size? your dress shouldn’t come in being that much too small!

    Post # 10
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m sorry to hear that!  I hope that the bridal shop that you ordered the dress from fixes this issue, especially if it is their fault.   Are you OK with buying a previously owned dress? That way, you could wear the same dress, and have it arrive sooner than May.

    Post # 11
    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    maybe im just an idiot, but what is HCG?

    Post # 12
    53 posts
    Worker bee

    Is there any way to place panels in the side seams to give you a bit more room? Have they looked at the seam allowance to see how much they could let out the dress?

    Post # 13
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If it’s a corset back, how can it not fit? Isn’t there a modesty panel in the back and enough room to lace it up? Is it the bottom where it v’s that is too tight? Do you have pictures of you  in it so we can see?

    Post # 14
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @ItWasntMe: I think I can answer part of that. It sounds like they ordered it a few sizes too small. I tried on samples that were way too small, and even though they had a corset, the back was gaping so much that even though you could technically lace it up, the back doesn’t lay flat at a certain point and the modesty panel isn’t wide enough to close the gap.

    OP: It sounds like your shop really screwed up on this one. You don’t suddenly gain eight inches in your midsection when you’re losing weight. Are you close enough to actually drive up to Las Vegas and talk to them in person? I’m sure they’re trying to give you the slip so they don’t have to deal with it.

    In the meantime, I would consider buying a $99 dress from DB as a backup just in case the worst happens :(.

    Post # 15
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Both of my daughter’s dresses had corset backs too, so that’s what didn’t make much sense to me. Our seamstress even suggested wearing it without the modesty panel as they never lay right.( Not a good look,I think.)

    You’re right. Sounds like the dress was either ordered in the wrong size or the OP wanted it ordered smaller if she wanted to lose weight. I’d contact the shop too.

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