Post # 1
this is a picture of the back of my wedding dress. For some reason it came In the wrong size. I thought I ordered an 18 but it came in a 20. It is too late to try and re order because I special ordered it without the train and the delivery date would be 6/23 just a few days before my wedding. I’m not comfortable with it coming that close to the wedding.<br />
Since ordering the dress I have lost 10 pounds and dropped one dress size. The dress is now two sizes too big. After talking to the alterations department at Dthe store where I bought it from the recommended thag I don’t lose any more weight. This dress has a zizipper instead of a corset and it has beading across the waist and down the back. They said altering more than two sizes down would change the way the dress looked.
Now I don’t know what to do. I really feel like I could lose ten more pounds, and I think I would feel more confident of I did.
should I look for a second opinion for the alterations? should I maintain the weight I am at?
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Post # 2
I feel like if they are the ones who ordered the wrong size, they should refund you the money or at least give it to you as store credit to get a different dress. Can you find a different dress that they have in store in your size?
Sorry to hear about the mixup–so frustrating! Congrats on the weight loss though!
Post # 3
I have this same problem, well, similar. My dress fits me perfectly but boy would i love to drop like 30 pounds! However it would mess up my dress to make it a smaller size. I have decided instead to just focus on the body parts I am unhappy with (my arms) and work on accepting the rest of my body in the dress. My dress is a 16W so I am not too much different than you. We also have the same wedding date 🙂 I have heard also that it is not good to alter a dress more than 2 sizes in either directions.
Post # 4
Personally, I’d just maintain your weight until the wedding rather than trying to alter a dress too much or get a new one. You can always continue to lose weight after the wedding, if you want to. Ultimately it comes down to picking priorities. At this point, I don’t think I’d want the stress of findings a new dress if more significant alterations didn’t work, but if being able to lose more weight is important to you, it might be worth the stress to you. You could always get a second oppinion on the alterations.
Post # 5
VERY PRETTY!! UGH that is a tricky one! I would seek a second opinion for the alterations – it’s nice not to have to lose more weight to fit into the dress, but seems like you’re really hitting your weight-loss stride and feeling good, and want to lose more.
Even if you maintained your weight scale-wise, but continued to work out, you might still risk the dress being too big as your body changes shape with muscle – I ran into that problem – I weighed the same exact amount on the scale but had dropped two dress sizes (thankfully not my wedding dress).
Definitely second opinion. There are some miracle seamstresses out there!
Post # 6
Ashley062715: It depends on what’s more important to you. If they ordered the wrong size, I would try to get my money back and just get a new dress. Alterations more than 2 sizes really are like remaking the dress and might cost you just as much. Although your design doesn’t seem to have a lot of layers and detail work so it probably could be done nicely. But if you love the dress, maybe stay the same weight and lose more after the wedding.
Post # 7
amanda1988: their offer was to reorder the dress, but there’s no way I want my dress coming a couple days before the wedding. I love my dress so it’s hard for me to even consider looking for another one.
Post # 8
debcon15: I’ve been thinking about it a lot. Since the dress is strapless I am going to start focusing on my arms the most. That won’t change the way the dress fits me. i guess I can be happy that I was able to drop ten pounds. I’ll focus on maintaining that.
Post # 9
Ashley062715: Yeah that makes sense. I’d be so pissed with them. 🙁
Post # 10
I had this dress and had it altered a ton! I was a street size 8 and fit into a 10 in the store perfectly. They ordered it in a 14w because I was pregnant and then took it in to accommodate. I just needed the room in the belly part. I know this definately isn’t your situation but my point was that it honestly didn’t look any different after all those alterations. Sorry I don’t have a before picture! I also added a sash.
Post # 11
Ashley062715: i think if they take too much in it can mess the dress up which is probably what they want to stay away from. you can get another opinion but if you do find someone who is taking it in a few sizes you may or may not like the outcome. I was told not to lose any more weight and i did the complete opposite and gained weight lol
Post # 12
The dress salon ordered my dress in a petite size 9. I tried the exact dress in a normal size 6 and it fit perfectly. According to my measurement they should have orded the petite size 7 which is the same measurement as the normal size 6 but they didn’t. I was also about 4 month postpartumn at the time when they measured me and have lost weight since than. My dress is kind of similar looking to yours. My seamstress had no problem taking mine in. Than again my didn’t have a lot of beading on it. A really good seamstress would be able to take your dress in even if you did end up loosing more weight. My seamstress did a fantastic job on mine. I picked up my dress from alteration on easter sunday and it fits me perfectly. I don’t have any pics of it after alterations though.
Here is my dress before alterations. It was way too big.