(Closed) Hyperventilating ordered used dress online and it doesnt fit

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2753 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Breathe! Can you only tell from the corset that it doesn’t fit perfectly, or do other parts of the dress show it? Can you show us pictures from the front and sides?

Just as a quick fix, I would work with a seamstress to get modesty panel that fully covers you in the back. (Incidentally, if you were inclined to get creative with your dress, you could put a colored panel back there to match your wedding color(s)!) Remember, too, that a seamstress might be able to alter the dress upsized a bit. Without seeing how the dress fits you overall, I’m inclined to say it’s probably all you need to do. Good luck!

Post # 4
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Since you’re already somewhat thin, I don’t think by losing weight it will fit, because it looks like most of the weight has to come right off your butt… which seems like a very hard place to lose. I’d say get a professional seamstress to look at it, there may be a way to let it out in some places. (and you’d for sure need a modesty panel put in…)

Post # 5
1227 posts
Bumble bee

Take it to a seamstress for a professional opinion. 20 pounds is a lot to lose before May. (I want to lose a little bit – only 5-10 pounds – but bought a dress that fits me currently so if I didn’t, I didn’t have major freaking out coming my way). A seamstress will have ideas about what your options. I think she’ll be able to work with it. 

Post # 6
4429 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Jlo143:  you dont even look like you need to lode weight ; ) how much did you spend on the used dress?

Post # 7
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You already look quite thin so I don’t think losing weigh would necessarily help, especially as you can’t guarantee where you’ll lose that weight from!

I agree with the suggestion of a modesty panel (I’m kind of surprise the dress doesn’t already have one) which will help things a lot. Does the dress generally fit from the front?

A seamstress should also be able to tell you other ways the dress can be let out, for example if there is enough extra fabric in the seams to be taken out.

Post # 8
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


Could you try re selling it and try getting one in a bigger size?

Post # 9
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I also agree with adding a modesty panel. I really don’t think you should lose 20lbs. You have such a great shape right now!

Post # 10
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wouldnt worry at all. A good seamstress can fix that without any problems and make it look beautiful. Many brides buy dresses that are too big or small for whatever the reason and alterations make all the difference.

Post # 11
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Dont stress!! It is a little small but not TOO small. You can definitley lose a few pounds and fit perfectly in it! even though i really don’t think you need to lose anything!  I found that the size i tried on at david’s was NOT the size i needed to order. The dresses they try on are very streched out. I had to return mine and go up 2 sizes for it to fit the way the one in the store did. It isn’t THAT much too small. very saveable! 

Post # 12
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would talk to a seamstress, they can probably let the dress out a little, and I think that would be enough.  If you’re really concerned you could try to lose a few pounds, but I don’t think it will be neccessary.  Allure gowns tend to run small, I fit a size 6 in maggie sottero, but my allure gown is a size 8.

Post # 13
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree on the modest panel suggestion! If you want to try and lose some more weight, then you can, but if you want to feel comfortable about the dress sooner rather than waiting til the last minute, take it to the seamstress asap.

Post # 14
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@HisMoon:  +1 . That’s a great idea and I completely agree!

Post # 15
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ask a seamstress it’s a corset back so you have more room to work with. – i wonder ifthe dress you bought was altered? 

Post # 16
2463 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

+1 on the modesty panel. That seems to be the biggest issue based on the photo you posted. 

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