Post # 1
My dress (Casablanca 1992) finally came in this month, and I had my first fitting last week. It was too small! When I ordered it, the salesperson measured me and ordered a size 8. I wear a street size 6-8, so I thought it was strange , as I’ve always heard that wedding gowns are usually a size or two bigger than street size. I figured, well, they’re the experts and it is a reputable shop.
I really don’t think I have gained any significant weight since I ordered it. My clothes fit the same as they did then. The dress would not zip all the way, but Im not sure how far it would zip. The seamstress didnt seem concerned and said that she could let it out an inch or so. I’m just worried that it won’t be enough. I will be wearing the dress all day and want to be comfortable, not squeezed in. I want to be able to eat! I take good care of myself and i generally am happy with my weight, but feel compelled to lose weight and inches quickly. Its an icky feeling.
I really love my dress and want it to look and feel good. Does anyone here have experience with something like this? Especially with a Casablanca gown? Will it be ok? ShouldbIbexeecise
Post # 3
Ok, trying to type this on my phone which is being totally wonky and not letting me edit. I was trying to say, should I exercise like a fiend to lose some inches?
Post # 4
@Rugelach: did you talk to them about exchanging it for the right size? this is clearly an error on their part and you shouldn’t have to worry about your dress being butchered or anything else that shouldnt have happened in the first place.
Post # 5
@Rugelach: No need to panic! Deep breath! Everything will be ok!!
You’ve got well over a month to sort this out – the seamstress knows what she’s doing and can make it fit beautifully. And perhaps you can get a corset back put in which would solve all problems in one easy step.
Other tips would be cut down on caffeine and salty foods to reduce water retention, take up pilates and watch what you eat for the coming month.
But really, it’ll be fine!!!!
Post # 6
I’m sorry this happenned to you! It’s hard to get the size right on, few people fall within the size chart measurements exactly… If the seamstress says it will be fine, I would listen to her… Where did the dress feel tight? what is the style like? Seamstresses can usually work magic, they deal with things like this all the time! Don’t freak out!
Post # 7
Sorry to hear your troubles! The size 8 should have fitted you but I know that what is a size 8 for one designer can be slightly different to another. I know that Priscilla of Boston wedding dresses that are a size 8 is more like a size 6 in street clothes but with Impression wedding dresses a size 8 is more like size 8-10 in street clothes. It depends with each designer.
I purchased a Priscilla of Boston wedding dress and I purposely bought a size 8 and it was the biggest incentive for me to lose weight. In my mind, there was no other choice that I had to fit in my wedding dress and because of that knowledge I lost close to 20 pounds.
Good luck and everything will be all right.
Post # 8
I havent yet, but will do so if things dont work out at my next fitting.However, i am a month and a half away from my wedding, and this dress took 6months to come in, so i dont think there is even time to exchange.
It is an A-line style with a very full skirt. it is tight in the bodice, which has a lot of really beautiful lace detailing.
Anyway, thank you all for the words of encouragement!
Post # 9
Just try to stay calm, I know that is easier said than done.
If the seamstress thinks she can let it out to enough she is most likely right since its her job and probably has been doing it for quite some time. As a back up plan, if it makes you feel any better, you could get a corset put in. I’m sure she will resize it as quick as she can to relieve your stress and keep you from worrying.
Post # 10
I don’t know if it interests you, but I’ve also heard of seamstresses taking out zippers and adding a corset back.
Post # 11
If you got the zipper to come together at all and the seamstress says that she can let it out, then I don’t think that you need to worry about it. It sounds like it’s only a little too small. I would make the shop pay for that part of the alterations, though since it was their mistake.
As for the diet and exercise. Exercising has been proven to help relieve some stress, so it would probably be a good idea for you.