Leave the dress loose, or get it altered to be tight?

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 2
78 posts
Worker bee

I wouldn’t. Think about when you’ll be eating at the reception– your stomach will expand. My dress felt “snug” when it was on, and then I was only able to eat a few bites of dinner because the dress prevented my stomach from expanding–it was super uncomfortable. 

Post # 3
1171 posts
Bumble bee

It already looks extremely tight to me.

Post # 5
4441 posts
Honey bee

I don’t think it is too big, but the fabric tied in the front hits at a very awkward spot. I would have that removed.

Post # 6
1711 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Does it keep your boobs in place? If so then it looks great and seems secure where it counts. If it’s laced as tight as it can go and you feel like you’re going to fall out, then get it made smaller. 

Post # 7
274 posts
Helper bee

To me it might need to get hoiked up a few inches? Will that change the way it fits? Either way, I wouldn’t get it altered. It looks like it fits great.

Post # 9
3657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

Oh I don’t know op, I rather like the belt the way it is. It is strangely suggestive but it also is very midieval.

Post # 10
4208 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

Corsets should be tight! I had a corset back for my first wedding dress and the seamstress told me that if it’s as tight as it’ll go at the beginning of the day, it’ll be too loose by the end of the night because it will stretch and relax a bit as the day goes. I didnt end up tightening it because the ruching was was chafing and I wanted some room, but the dress definitely relaxed throughout the day. If it’s already not staying in place, definitely get it tightened up! You can always loosen it, but if you cant tighten it, that could be an issue. Gorgeous dress!!

Post # 11
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Charliejeorge :  I agree! 

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ahsoka :  I had the same thing happen with my wedding dress; about 1 hour into our reception (maybe 2.5 hours after putting the dress on) my dress started loosening a bit and getting more roomy. If your corset is already pulled tight and you still feel some looseness, the corset itself needs to be taken in.  You should have the option to tighten or loosen the corset as needed, as the day progresses. Also, I love that deep red/wine color! Great choice, OP. It complements your skin tone beautifully. 

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