(Closed) Wedding Dress Dilemma!

posted 4 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Why not look into altering it into a corset back? 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I don’t understand how you say it fits but doesn’t zip? 

you can Do corset like pp said! They’re definately more forgiving then zippers and flattering as well. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I can’t tell if your dress has intricate boning in the bodice but I also think a corset back would be *amazing* with this dress. It’s a very dramatic and uniquely dreamy dress, I feel like a romantic corset back would really add to its wow factors – and let’s never forget how flattering they are! That’s totally up to you though, here’s a pic of my dress’ corset back for a little reference. I’m a size 12 or so. This was before a small alteration to fix that little lace tail, haha.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I have a corset top and had the same problem. It turns out it was missing a hook at the top of the corset and I was also wearing it incorrectly – too high. Are you sure that it cannot be zipped with someone helping you? Is someone hooking the top hook before pulling the zipper down?

If it’s really too small after trying those options, turn it into a corset back! I agree that would be beautiful and is safer than wearing a backless with a cardigan.

Either way, don’t plan on the cardigan as a backup… you should feel comfortable in your dress without a sweater.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

missmetal666:  I think a corset will work….. you say the dress doesn’t zip up which means it doesnt fit, which means if you go backless the extra part of you that is causing the dress to not zip in the first place will creep out and very well spill over the sides and I would hate for you to alter the dress so much that at some point you can’t go back once it’s cut out. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Do you have a picture of the back of your dress?  Your dress is beautiful, btw.

30cm is a pretty sizeable gap, so i’m unsure if a coreset would work.  Does the bridal shop have any suggestions?  Do they have a good steamstress on staff?  Perhaps your low back idea will be a great solution.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

missmetal666:  has the dress been taken out already? Wedding dresses can hide 2-4 inches in the seams. That, in addition to a corset might give you enough room.

emmmmru:  beautiful corset. I love the look of the champagne satin with the lace.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by  smoocheepoo.
Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

That’s a nearly twelve inch gap- I can’t imagine a corset would fix that, but I’m not a seamstress.

i think you really need to get a seamstress to look at it– as one poster suggested, They may be able to let the seams out and then maybe a corset would work.

if it was me, though, I’d be checking with the store to see if I could exchange it for the proper size. With a gap that large, I’m not sure the dress would still look the same if you managed to get it pulled in that much.

good luck!

(beautiful dress!  : )

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

missmetal666:  I think you should get it to a seamstress asap. It’s a beautiful dress, but there are plenty of beautiful dresses, so if a seamstress looks at it and says it can’t be fixed, I’m certain there is another dress out there for you.

I’m not trying to be discouraging, but that gap sounds like it is almost all the way across your back- nearly twelve inches. I’m not sure even a corset could fix that. To, that would mean the dress is probably three sizes too small for you? 

But, a seamstress can look at this and give you your options. Maybe there is room to let out the side seams and then a corset may work. If not, consider posting the dress pic in another thread and asking people on the bee to help you find something similar. There are many people on the bee who are find-a-dress rock stars! You would get lots of ideas.

good luck!

(ps:I had an alterations problem with my first dress. It was extremely, heavily beaded on top. I knew the bust would have to be taken in- I didn’t fill out the top in a single dress- but then I lost some weight- apparently mostly in the bust. Two seamstresses told me that altering the dress was basically a no-go, as the top was too beaded and needed to come in too much. I looooooved that dress. I still sometimes look at it! But, I went and found another dress and bought it off the rack four weeks before the wedding. People loved it and thought it was just perfect, so it worked out).

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