Post # 1
Ok so I thought my dress was too small so I’ve been working like crazy to lose 15lbs thinking that’s what I needed to lose to get into it. Well I lost it and then tried it on today and can’t tell if I’ve lost too much or too little or if something is just wrong with the dress.
I cannot get the wrinkles to go away in the middle. Is there something that needs to be altered? Do I need to add a corset, if so what kind? How can I fix it? Advice please 🙂
Dress before I lost the weight (with spanx)
dress now (without spanx)
Post # 3
Have you tried wearing Spanx underneath to smooth everything out?
Just saw your edit… my second guess would be that you have a shorter torso than the dress was designed for, and that can be fixed in alterations…
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
I think your dress is still too small, which is what is creating the wrinkles.
Post # 5
@Happy7: Could be a couple things… the bodice may be too long for your torso, which alterations should be able to fix… also, (HATE to say it,) but it may actually still be too small for you, I would try it on with some spanx or a longline bra now and see if that helps.
Post # 6
I agree, I think it is still too small.
Post # 7
The dress is too small. The ‘wrinkles’ are the fabric stretching too much.
Post # 8
Sorry to say the dress is still too small. do you have time to lose more weight? If not a corset back might be in order to get it to lay properly.
Post # 9
Yeah just try it now with Spanx and see what happens, I think that will make a big difference!
Post # 10
The chest looks too big on you and the length of torso is wrong so its sitting your hips wrong. You need good alterations in my opinion.
Post # 11
hmmm i had a similar problem with my dress and the seamstress pulled out the sides at my hips by half an inch (that was the only amount of material she could get from the sides) and it helped smooth it out.
all body types are diff so i dont know if what worked for me will work for you but ask if they take it out by the hip will it help.
Post # 12
You need to have the lower portion of your dress lifted a but (maybe an inch). It is sitting too low and puckering because its trying to fit over your hips.
Spanx and having the torso shortened should do it.
Post # 13
The dress does seem to be too small. You can see the outline of your belly button which is not flattering and will come across in pictures. I would inquire with a good seamstress. She should be able to figure out what needs to be done. Good luck!
Post # 14
@naturalysam: I think your rights it is too big on top now and small in the hips. Not a good think for this dress.
I won’t lose anymore weight as I’m not comfortable doing that as I am and always will be a curvy person. Hopefully with alterations it will fit.
Post # 15
I feel like the material in the front torso is too thin. As if it was improperly lined when manufactured. You can pay a seamstress to sew more lining in and it would be a cheap fix. It would also help the spanx do their job because the material would supply more force to suck you in. I feel like it is odd that you can see the divet from your bellybutton through the dress and it is making you look not very fit even though you clearly are. It also makes your gorgeous gown come across as a little cheap/poorly made. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Post # 16
@Happy7: i say if your not in love with it get a new dress.
but it all depends on how you feel about this dress.