Post # 1
Ok, so I tried on dresses for the first time this weekend, and every single dress was giant in the boobs! I am a size 24 and a small C. Did anyone else have this issue? It was kind of hard for me to tell what it was supposed to look like with the chest area being soooo large. It fit everywhere else so I don’t know what the deal is. It’s not like I’m flat chested! Do you think it would be hard for them to take it in a lot in the chest and make it still look right? Im nervous now!
Post # 3
Don’t be nervous! A lot of dresses will not fit perfectly. Actually, probably 95% of the time, you will have to alter the dress in some way, and the chest area is probably one of the most common areas that have to be fixed. If you fall in love with a dress, don’t turn it down because it needs some minor alteration.
Sample gowns might also be very loose because so many women tried them on and obviously, over time, they stretch out.
Post # 4
Yeah, I went through the same thing. Even when we ordered the dress, it came in and I tried it on (in my size) and as always, needs to be taken in BIG TIME in the chest area. Thay should have clips at the bridal dress place so they take bring it back to make it tighter. It gives you a better idea of what it would look like.
Or you can look at corset dresses … they’ll just tie it tighter and it helps with shaping. (that’s what I did) 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I did try on all corset dresses but the chest still stuck out like 5 inches from my chest, if not more. The bridal consultant said they can add pads, but I feel like if I add enough to fill out the space I will look even bigger and just deformed! lol
Post # 6
YES! I have this problem at the time. I shop in the plus size section and all the tops are way too big around the chest area. =( I wasn’t bless in that area. My dress has a built in corset so that helps tighten my dress around that area.
Post # 7
I think part of this is that all the sample dresses are made for “perfect” proportions…. ie. a woman with an hourglass shape.
I’m not what is considered “full figured” exactly (In Casablanca sizing, I’m a size 8 in the bust, a 10 in the waist, and a 12 in the hips) but I can understand the issue of the bust not fitting- I’m a D cup and the samples were still too big in the bust. Not because I have small boobs, but because my waist is proportionally a size larger than my bust in the dress sizing.
This is really common. It stinks, but you’re probably going to have to have some alterations done to make the bust fit.
Post # 8
I am just worried that if they have to alter the dress too much in the bust that it wont look right or it will change the look of the dress?
Post # 9
@Lalinshi: I have not had the same experience as you. I have an hourglass shape with a Dirty Delete bust though, so my seamstress is going to have to seriously reconstruct the bust on my gown. It is just a matter of reshaping the bust. My particular gown has a ton of lace and beading and also has a built in corset, so it will take her some time, but she is awesome. My point is this. If you have a really good seamstress, altering your gown and not losing the style of the gown shouldn’t be a problem; however, it will depend on the style of your gown.
P.S. My gown is a never before been worn sample gown in a size 6 and it needs to be altered to a 14 on top, so if alterations for my gown can be done without changing the style, your gown should also be able to be altered without losing the style.
Post # 10
My dress is a corset, in my size, and it still needs to be taken in QUITE a bit in the bust. I’m a C cup, so not huge, but not flat either… but most of the dresses I tried on would’ve had to be taken in in the bust.
I think they make them that way purposely because you can always take it in, but it’s tough to take it out. Same with the length. So, by making them for very large chested tall girls, they can appeal to a somewhat wider market.
Or, at least that’s what I tell myself so I don’t get a complex about being short! Haha!
Post # 11
Another option that I know some very small girls take (especially A cup girls) is to have padding sewn into the dress. Basically the seamstress will add padding that will make the dress more snug from the inside, and from the outside it will appear that you have filled it out better.
I think that a combination of taking it in and adding padding should fix your problem.
Post # 12
Yea, I noticed this too. I am a G cup, and they were still big in that area. I just clamped it in back so I was able to see what it would look like.
Post # 13
yup ditto! all the ones i tried on were huge in the bust! i am a 14/16 and a d cup and the bust was just huge on every dress i tried on… i even had a pushup strapless bra on!
Post # 14
I’m right there with you! It seems like the manufacturers figure if you’re larger then your chest must be a LOT larger! I found I just had to be careful with what kind of dress I got, and how it fits up top. I found one, though, and I’m happy with it, although it will need to be taken in a bit.