Post # 1
I am still unhappy with my weight. I bought my dress online and it was too small because I had the intention of losing weight. Well I lost it but I still want to lose 10 more pounds. I have a corset back and I can’t close it anymore. UGH!
Can I get it altered? There is a ruching and a built in belt. I am unsure if it will look funny. My dress is Calista by Maggie Sottero.
Any insight is appreciated!
Post # 3
Do you mean you just want the corset tighter or the corset doesn’t actually fit?
Post # 4
Im having a hard time understanding what you mean. But if you take your dress to an experienced bridal seamstress, they can alter anything!
Post # 5
It sounds to me like you’re saying the corset closes as tightly as possible so that if you lost 10 more lbs, the dress would be loose on you, am I right? Seamstresses have altered all sorts of dresses – I’m sure a bit of ruching and even a built in belt won’t be too bad. You should post a pic of you in the dress so we can understand.
Post # 6
@IUrebekah3RT: The sides of the corset back touch each other. I lost enough weight that the back of the dress touch. Meaning if it was a zipper I could zip the dress up. So if I lose more weight the dress would tie and essentially fall down.
I wanted to know if it is possible to take in the dress with a corset gown or will it look odd.
This dress has a similar back/shape to mine. This what I mean when I saw the back touches.
Post # 7
@miss narwhal: Ah ok. This is actually a pretty easy* fix. What the seamstress does is take the dress in at the sides (where the seams are). That way, the corset can tighten a lot more, and you can get more of the shape you want!
From the looks of it, she’d take in about 2″+!
Post # 8
@miss narwhal: Oh I gotcha now!!! Mine was the same way!! Thats an easy fix 🙂 take it to a seamstress who does bridal alterations. Easy-peasy!
Post # 9
Oh yes easy fix!! When I bought my dress it was too small and I had back daft popping out over the corset! I lost the weight, more than I expected but the seamstress was able to take it in so there is a beautiful v in the corset now 🙂
Post # 10
@miss narwhal: I totally get what you’re saying about the V-back of the corset, but I just wanted to say that I think it looks awesome the way it is. It reminds me of a spine. Which, I understand, is not necessarily what you’re going for. 😀