Re-sizeability of a dress??

posted 6 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

i think it generally depends on the overall structure of the dress, also have u thought of a corset back dress and buying it so it wasn’t tied up super tight as that would leave u room to tighten as u lost weight. 

Another option is when u find your dress ask how long it takes to order and ask if they can remeasure you at a later date before placing order if u are planning to dress shop early.

Post # 3
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Fireman’s Pavillion

(I used to work in fabric and spoke with seamstresses often.) Dresses can be made smaller, but not larger. To alter a dress to 1 or 2 dress sizes is generally not a problem. But it’s very important to give them time to do the work.

From my understanding, dresses with beading and lace are a bit more tricky to work with than a solid plain fabric, but it’s not impossible. I’ve heard only 1 or 2 stories where they couldn’t alter it over 6 years of working there. Check with the tailor with what they are comfortable doing. Book your appointment in advanced (your alterations typically start 6-8 weeks before your day, and your last one being 3-5 weeks before, but alteration spots can fill quickly especially if it’s at the height of the wedding season).

good luck

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