(Closed) I look fat in my wedding dress… and I'm not fat

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I get a new dress?



  • Post # 2
    4077 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Pics of you in the dress would be helpful. Sorry you have experienced this 🙁

    Post # 3
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I’m sorry your dress isnt looking how you hoped. If you loved it in the store, though, I say stay the course and find another seamstress. Surely if you tell them your predicament soneone can help you out…

    Do you have pictures you can post of you  in your dress? 


    Post # 6
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I would not wait! The part when she said she couldn’t remember what alterations she did? What?!? I would do both…go to David’s and see if there are any options and keep looking for a seamstress in the interim. 

    Post # 7
    49 posts
    • Wedding: August 2018

    That dress is beautiful! It looks like just the waist needs to be taken in to get the same look.  Surely someone should be able to do that!  I say keep that one— it’s just so so pretty. 

    Post # 8
    413 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t think you look heavier at all. In fact, I think you look thinner. I do think it needs taken in in the chest region a tad. 

    Post # 9
    3848 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    adorabella :  Does your dress have an inner elastic belt?  Mine did and it was adjustable.  Just a thought…..

    Post # 10
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2026

    Did you try going around to local seamstresses? They don’t need to be from big chain companies. Those are always booked. Try looking around for a small mom and pop place.

    Post # 11
    199 posts
    Blushing bee

    This looks eminently fixable. You’re right that you might need to do some legwork and some driving to get to a seamstress who can fix it- but it needs proper fitting, not a miracle. 🙂

    Since the back isn’t a corset, that super cinched waist that you’re seeing in your shop pic might not be feasible (or comfortable) without it being clamped back. But someone can certainly tailor it to your waist and hips a good deal better than has been done. 

    I think your time is better spent on that legwork than on finding a new dress. 

    Post # 12
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Nip her in at the waist a bit more and you’ll be good to go. Looks like it fits otherwise. 

    Post # 13
    6331 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think it just needs some alterations. I see the potential! It’s a reasonable fix. Keep looking for another seamstress. You might throw in some extra money to help the expediting. 

    Post # 14
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    adorabella :  I definitely see what you mean about it needing to be taken in at the waist and chest. My opinion is to go to a local seamstress (different one) and ask them to take it in and while you’re waiting for your appointment go to David’s Bridal or other bridal shop and look at dresses you may tentatively buy off the rack if the dress comes back from the second seamstress looking the same way. 

    Although I agree that it doesn’t look that bad, it’s your special day and unless you feel great in it regardless of what the rest of us say you won’t be happy wearing this dress in its current state.

    Post # 15
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    You have a month and a half still, no need to freak out.  It actually looks like it was clipped too tight on you, it is far more fitted than on the model which would be more of a structural change than just taking it in.  Is there a reason you got an 8 rather than a 4 or 6?

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