(Closed) what do you do if your bridesmaid can’t fit her dress?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

There will be some room to let the dress out, but not much. Maybe a dress size, but normally there isn’t that much slack to let the dress out without altering the shape. I would check with your tailor or maybe see if she wears some spanx if she can pull everything in.

Post # 4
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Can you switch her dress with another one? The only other suggestions is to have it altered.

Post # 5
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well she has 2 months. Does she know the dress won’t fit? Because if it can only be let out so much…well, she kinda needs to lose a little weight or incur the cost of another dress. Both of which are really sucky to hear. But it’s kinda reality, too.

WORST case scenario, she can throw a bolero over it and somehow tie the back. But that’s not exactly ideal

Post # 6
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would tell her tactfully and respectfully to HIT THE GYM ASAP (unless she’s preggos… that’s another story).  Tongue out

Post # 7
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

She should be able to order extra fabric from the maker and the tailor can add the fabric the seams of the dress (kind of like a panel, I guess).  If you’re dealing with a bridal salon, they should know how to do this since I’m sure it happens fairly often.  This happened to a friend of mine who got pregnant after she ordered a dress, and also to her mom, who happened to be on a medication that made her gain a lot of weight.

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