(Closed) My dress is TOO SMALL! :(

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The salon ordered the dress to your largest measurement?  I would talk to them to see if there is a way that it can be let out a little, usually there are a few inches in the seams to alter the dress a bit.

Post # 4
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Gracious! It sounds like you are so very petite already. Call the salon immediately and have them let it out, or seamlessly add a panel of fabric in the back to help zip it up. I’m sorry it isn’t working now, but don’t give up.

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Most gowns can be let out abit, so talk to your alterations person and see what they can do.

Post # 8
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you’ve got someone good they can make it look like part of the dress. But I would first see if the salon can let out the sides. Call them first, tell them your problem, and learn all your options before you proceed. Good luck!

Post # 10
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

If it looks good on the dress, they can also take the zipper out and add a corset back.

Post # 12
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

See if they can change the back to a corset!

Post # 13
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

You can look into corsets. I’ve read up on some and there are some that can take you 5 inches in. So that might be something to look into. They run about 150 dollar but if it’s your only option it might be worth looking into. I know I’ve seen some posts on it in the Full Figured sections so check out there for some links.

Good luck.

Post # 14
24 posts

Try raising your arms up over your head while someone zips it. It really works or you can ask a seamstress to add a corset back. It looks like the bridal shop sugested the wrong size.

Post # 16
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


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