(Closed) Letting Out A Dress

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2492 posts
Buzzing bee

Get advice from a reputable seamstress who may be able to fix it. It’s much easier to take a dress in and practically impossible to take it out. Also, when measurements are taken, they recommend that you don’t take them yourself but have someone else do it for you to ensure accuracy. If your chest is all that is keeping it from fitting correctly, then search for a really good minimizer bra (a local dept store will help with this).

Post # 4
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Did you try it on with a bra? Sometimes, tight wedding dresses fit better without a bra at all and the structure of the dress can sometimes be enough even for the well-endowed.

Post # 5
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You’re not going to be able to get it let out an entire dress size, dresses are just not made to do that.  See if you can exchange it for the proper size.  If not, check with a seamstress.  Adding in a corsert back may give you enough room to get the girls in by adding a panel of material that was cut out to make the corset.


Post # 6
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the standard rule is up 2  and down 4. I suggest meetign with a seamstress and seeing what can be done. A corset back might be the best option.

Post # 7
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

In most dresses, there’s a little wiggle room, but not much.

I agree with others, a conversation with a seamstress is in order.  They’ll be able to tell you what they can and can’t do, and what your options are.

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