(Closed) Help with Ann Taylor dresses?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Oh that’s so unfortunate! Hmm.. depending on the number of BMs (and if they’ve all picked out their dresses already) it sounds like an alteration is your only option! Hopefully it won’t ruin the integrity of the dress or cost too much 🙂

It seems like a large chest is a blessing & a curse sometimes! I wouldn’t know… I know I’m going to need padding in my dress lol.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Altering looks like the only way to go – but how small is it on her?  If it’s not too too small, there’s usually some room to release in the seams.  But the tricky part would be the shoulders.  It might alter the shape of the dress overall, is she okay with that?  Alterations might cost a bit too…but def possible.

Post # 7
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3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Oh no! This situation has to be handled with extreme sensitivity. Your poor BM!

If they can’t make it work, would you consider changing dresses? If they can only add 1/8 per seam is it worth it? Hmm… are you sending the dress to Ann Taylor or taking it to a local seamstress? The local one could possibly work wonders with the dress or ruin it. If you know a good seamstress- run it by her before sending it to Ann Taylor. Oh geez… decisions, decisions!

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i had this happen as a bridesmaid. we ordered dresses on clearance and mine was way too small. we opened the seam on the sides under the arms and added the sash from the dress to both sides. it looked great! I’m sure a good seamstress can save the day.

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