Wedding in 2 days, dress doesn't fit

posted 4 months ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
40 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

Yikes.  Is there any way to sew you into it (i.e., tight enough so it stays on but loose enough that you’re comfortable), and then drape a pashmina or light scarf over your back/shoulders?  I see no other option if you’re unable to get it taken out.  Although I’m sure if you begged someone could do it 🙂  Good luck!!

Post # 3
490 posts
Helper bee

It depends on the dress and how it is made. Can you take out the boning? That may get you a little room. Is the dress lined and does it have a zipper up the back? If it has a zipper you can do it up as far as comfortable and then if you are able to the two flaps of the fabric where it does not meet on either side of the zipper higher up can be folded down in to the dress and the zipper sewed shut at the top to stop it sliding down.  It is hard to know what to suggest without seeing the dress.

Post # 4
3224 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I agree about seeing if you can zip it up as high as you can and then wrap a shawl around your shoulders. I would also plan on wearing something else to the reception. 

Post # 5
4031 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

w100116 :  drop it at an alterations place and ask them to let it out ASAP or do a shout out to Facebook friends asking for a friend who sews to help you.

I have a few dresses that if I wear a padded or firmer bra, it makes the dress fit too tight and uncomfortable. Can you wear no bra or a softer smaller bra? 

Aldo can you cut the back and sew on a fabric panel in another fabric that matches? Post a Pic of the dress as we might be able to give you better options if we know what we are dealing with.

Post # 7
13330 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, at this point, my advice would be to tell your sister.  Can you offer to suck it up for the ceremony and photos but change into a different dress for the reception?  You might be able to find a Rent the Runway dress in a similar color and/or style so you still feel like a bridesmaid! 

The back is totally different on this, but a similar style and color, and a bunch of sizes available.

Post # 8
796 posts
Busy bee

Have you tried no bra with breast pads stuck to the dress? 

Post # 10
3 posts

Can you zip it up to the bottom of the decorative sash part? It should be easy to sew in a hook and eye at the very top of the zipper, if it doesn’t have it already. If you can get the hook and eye closed, that would keep everything sitting neatly and it shouldn’t look too out of place, I wouldn’t think.

Post # 12
3 posts

w100116 :  Yeah, the V is a great idea too! You’ll get it worked out 🙂

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