(Closed) Help!! Why is it bunching in the lap area?! Can this be fixed?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Thats a drawback to that style of dress. Almost every dress I’ve seen with that silhouette has that bunching.

Not sure if a seamstress can do anything or not.

Post # 4
191 posts
Blushing bee

It may be slightly too tight in the satin (?) underlayer of your dress!

A seamstress or alterationist should be able to let it out for you.

I think your dress is beautiful, BTW!

Post # 5
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Plannerbride:  The bridal shop I went to said that it bunches up when it is too tight or isn’t properly fitted. I agree with @HisQueenToBee.

Post # 7
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, that’s super common fir that style dress. People want them tight to show off curves but need to be able to sit down and this is often what you end up with. I agree that your best bet is to see if the seamstress can take it out a bit so it flows a bit more.

Post # 8
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Plannerbride:  My seamstress fixed a similar problem that was forming under my bust. I would assume that it could be fixed 🙂 

Post # 10
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Plannerbride:  Normally I would say that it is too tight, but looking at it – it actually looks like extra material. Have you gone to a tailor? 

Post # 11
3248 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Plannerbride:  Like allyfally said, so many of this style of dress have that same issue! I’m a seamstress and I think what causes it is that it doesn’t fit properly from your waist to your knees. I think the bunching at the belly/hips in your case is because it’s a tiny bit too tight just below your waist, fits decently or even a little loosely along your hips, and then immediately below them on your upper thighs it’s more than a little too tight. It’s bunching because the fabric can’t flow nicely along your figure– it’s getting stuck just under your hips. This happens because dresses get designed on mannequins with proportions that often don’t match those of people! Don’t feel bad. As I’m sure you’re aware, ready-made clothing often isn’t quite the right shape.

It can be fixed! If you get a seamstress who says nothing can be done about it, shop around until you get someone who understands the problem.

Post # 12
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Plannerbride:  Your dress is beautiful! Hopefully your seamstress can take out the under layer just a bit! 🙂

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