Post # 1
I went to get my second fitting and finally they were able to remove the gap I had on my lower back and I absolutely love the dress!!!
The dress has a corset incorporated (inside the fabrics) and it makes me an hour glass figure. The only problem is I feel it is a bit too tight in the waist. It does not overflow from the top or back but I feel I can breath 90% instead of 100%. I can force 100% taking a deep breath but I need to apply a little force to do that.
The seamstress says that she only tighten it 1 cm and that it will loose a bit after wearing it. She also says that if she lets it out it will basically be as it was before and it will be very roomy on the back part. Before they altered it there was no curve between my lower back and my “behind” 🙂 Now there is so I don’t know if I should ask them to let it out or just get used to it.
After 20 min of wearing it I felt more comfortable and I can breathe just not 100%… more like 90%. Is this normal? Has this happened to you?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
It’s too tight. you’ll be very uncomfortable after a few hours
Post # 8
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 # 9
witchypoo13 : how was the structure of your dress? She tells me that it will loosen also after a few hours. Did it have a type of corset in the inside? Some kind of boning or was it just lace/soft fabric?
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
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.