Post # 1
So I think I’ve found the “dress” but of course it’s a size 4 and I think i’m a size six. The dress is tight in the waist and the top won’t fall down correctly because it’s catching in the hips. I was wearing my usual undergarments though. the girls at the shop seem to think i could take it out 3/4 of an inch on both sides. The sizing chart for the designer says that there is an inch difference between a 4 and 6 in the hips and the waist. It’s also got a lot of emblishment on it. I’m not sure if this will effect taking it out. I have to admit i know nothing about this topic so i”m writing to learn a little something about taking out a dress. What do I need to know. THe dress less than $400 because it’s being discountinued. I have heard that taking dresses out works for some and not so much for others. I’m not even close to being a slim version of myself currently. Any advice/suggestions/or heads up woudl be so great as I have one day to consider my options.
Thanks for any help.
Post # 3
Sometimes there is a seam allowance in gowns that will allow them to be taken out, however, a lot of times it will leave marks on the material (holes) and it can be difficult to recreate embellishments.
I work with formal wear, and we always say that things can be taken IN, but usually not let OUT.
If you buy it and try to let it out, you may end up losing the $400 and have an unwearable dress. IMO, it is very risky
Post # 4
@MissTatas: thank you. it’s something to think about. Even if it’s only an inch? Someone said i might notice but nobody else would be able to. Also, is an inch a lot of room when were talking about a fit?
Post # 5
Hmmn, well, alterations can get pricy pretty quickly, especially when there is detailing which requires more careful reconstruction etc.
I’m not sure it’s worth the risk…
Post # 6
have you tried looking for a preowned of that dress?
do you want to let us know its brand and style # so that we can help you look for one?
Post # 7
I wouldn’t try to have a dress “let out”… It’s not guaranteed it will turn out well. I can see you waiting and waiting for the alterations to be done just to find out in the end you have to keep looking for another dress anyway (and only you can decide if it’s worth the risk or not). I’ve unfortunately seen bridal shops make unreasonable promises to people just to make a sale (especially in this economy). And if you are able to notice that something is not perfect with a dress there’s a good chance other people might notice it too. Unless you have a friend or family member who is a professional seamstress and can go to the bridal shop with you to look at the dress I would pass up the opportunity. You can always call around to other bridal shops within an hour or two radius of your home and see if anyone else has the dress (if it’s being discontinued, it might be a reduced price somewhere else as well).
Post # 8
I was talked into letting my dress out (because I couldn’t sit down – but I was on day 1 of my cycle and was bloated). I wish I didn’t! My gown is a tight mermaid style and they took it out between the knees and the thighs. I lost the tightness of the dress and now it is baggy. I ran out of time since I am leaving out of state a week before my actual wedding so thank God my mom sews and will take it back in.
It seems as though 3/4″ on each side is a lot. Maybe try 1/4″ on each side and try wearing Spanx.
Also, consider the time of month in your cycle that you are getting married and match that time with your alterations. If you are like me, I gain a couple pounds when Aunt Flo is in town and then lose it immediately.