(Closed) Need some advice on a potential steal….

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Personally, I wouldn’t risk it and with a dress that detailed I doubt you’re going to find a good person willing to touch it

Post # 4
2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have you tried it on? I only ask because with many labels/designers bridal sizes run bigger than street sizes. As for alterating a larger sized gown, it really depends on the design and cut of the gown. Do you have a picture of you in the dress? Maybe that will give us a better idea.

Post # 5
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

did you try it on? bridal sizes are very different from street sizes.  if it’s really big on you, it’s probably not worth it.

Post # 6
46417 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Why don’t you take a pic of the dress to a seamstress where you live and ask them?

To me it basically looks like they would have to take the dress apart and reconstuct it, but if it is princess seamed as it looks, it would be possible to do so.

If you enlarge the pic on the Maggie website it even looks like the beadingmight  break at the potential princess seams which makes alterations easier.


Post # 7
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Have you checked your measurements with the sizing chart? Bridal sizes are different than regular sizes, so your bridal size may be larger than street size (which could make you closer to size 10). You should consult a seamstress before making a decision, but I think altering more 2-4 sizes down would be very difficult and expensive.

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