How tight is too tight??

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
664 posts
Busy bee

Personally I think “too tight” is when fabric starts to wrinkle and I think you’re dress is starting to do that at the waist. I’d let it out a bit. 

Post # 3
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I agree with previous poster. It’s too tight at waist and almost bunching. I’d be worried about breathing especially if you get flustered or woozy. What about eating on your wedding day?

Post # 4
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

OP, I was in kinda the same situation- the seamstress wanted to tighten it, I didn’t want her to as I felt it was too tight and felt restricted. When I went to pick up my dress they did tighten it and I was furious! But nothing could be done at that stage (long story) so I tried some quick fixes the week before to shed some water weight. In the end it was okay, but I would have still preferred it to not be so tight. It wasnmt a disaster or anything, but it did cause some unnecessary stress! Inthink being comfortable on your big day is important! Don’t let them bully you into it!

Post # 5
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Can you sit down in it comfortably? I was bridesmaid at my then-boyfriend’s cousins wedding and my dress was just too tight (bit of wrinkling at the waist etc). Could get away with it standing up but sitting down was another question – also meant I couldn’t fit in dessert! 

Post # 6
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

bee1989 :  my seamstress made my dress too tight. It zipped up but it was very tight. It was too close to the wedding to fix so I had to lose weight. It kinda worked out because I looked great but I was on a panic diet for three weeks before the wedding and then freaked out a day before because I thought I may have dropped too many pounds and the dress would be loose but I couldn’t check because the dress was already at the photo studio.

Post # 7
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

It’s too tight. you’ll be very uncomfortable after a few hours

Post # 8
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Your dress will loosen up. They fitted mine tighter and when it came time to put it on, we took it slow and did the zipper a few inches every few minutes. Within the first hour or two it had loosened and was perfectly fit/comfortable. If you truly feel it’s uncomfortable, have them let it out a LITTLE bit…but your dress will be much roomier at the end of the evening, so the seamstress may know what is best for the dress. I’d say if you can move and sit comfortably, it’s probably fine. Honestly, the little bit you feel is too tight, you could probably lose in water weight that week by increasing your own water and cutting out other beverages. Just a thought. 

Post # 10
6 posts

Seamstress here-
Have you tried sitting down in your dress yet? If you can’t breathe when you sit that’s an indicator that it’s too tight. I can’t see the picture too well, but it seems you have a bit of the fabric bunching up around the waist, which means the waist is too tight.

I’m don’t understand your seamstress’s concern. She should be able to get inside the dress and let it out at the waist without affecting the rest of the dress. While she took in a cm originally, she should be able to let out less than that to give you more waist room. I suggest talking to her again or seeing another seamstress.

Post # 11
881 posts
Busy bee

It does look a bit tight in the waist and hip area because the fabric is wrinkling. That’s a tell-tale sign it’s too tight. It’s a beautiful dress and you have a lovely figure–I’m sure you’ll look just as perfect with it a bit looser, plus you’ll be a lot more comfortable!

Post # 12
107 posts
Blushing bee

If you’re worried about it being too tight then it most likely is too tight, make sure you can squat, bend over, sit, twirl around in it comfortably 🙂

Post # 13
1181 posts
Bumble bee

How long until your wedding? Are you planning on losing weight? (I totally don’t think you need to, just asking because every bride I know seems to be on a diet lol hehe including myself). 

I think it’s borderline. You look lovely and have a great figure. If it were me I might let it out a tiny bit xo

Post # 14
3837 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m all about comfort so I’d let it out a tiny bit. It’s a grgeous dress and I’m sure it will still be gorgeous a tad looser, and you don’t really have any weight to lose. Can you dance and sit? I’m thinking sitting is probably difficult at this point? 

Also is it the outer fabric or the inner corset that’s too tight? I’m assuming it’s the outer since the corset can presumably be adusted. 

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