(Closed) My dress is HUGE

posted 13 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
10 posts

Ugh…I know the feeling.  Although mine probably quite so exaggerated. I bought a Casablanca 1900.  I tried on a a size 4 in the bridal shop ( I am normally a street size 00-0) the dress shop owner didn’t even take my measurements, she just insisted I need a two because she had been ‘doing this for ages’ etc.  So, we ordered  a two, when it came in, it was big, not a little big, like I pretty much had to  hold it up big.  I was visibly distraught and her simply remedy was ‘oh thats what alterations are for’  and then quoted me 300$ to get it altered.  I was sooo upset I really didn’t have words to express my anger so I simply took my dress off and left.  Fortunately we have a family seamstress who is brilliant and when I took it to her she was able to do the alterations perfectly and charged me a whopping 35$.  I know coture dresses do run smaller, I checked my own measurements for Jim Hjelm because at one point I was consdering ordering one, and according to their measurments I  would need to order a 4, but I was just appauled my measurements were never taken to compare to the size chart- looking back I was partly at fault for never saying anyting.  I am just glad it turned out okay.  I am sorry you had such a poor experience as well, it does make me wonder if *some* bridal shops look to increase profit by ordering the ‘wrong’ size for brides and then they are pretty much obligated to pay for alterations at an outrageous price.

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