(Closed) Will alerting a dress ruin the shape?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

It totally depends on the shape of the dress!  You have to talk to your seamstress about your concerns… are you worried about a particular aspect or feature of the gown changing?  I am assuming you’re clipped in, in the pic above right?  

You will want to make sure they can do it even and from the sides when it gets taken in so that you don’t lose the integrity of the skirt.  Clipping dresses from the back like that can be quite deceiving!

Post # 4
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

If you have a competent seamstress, it will NOT affect the shape of the dress other than to make it look freakin amazing on you.

Post # 6
2315 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Bainise2013:  Are you sure you need to go up two more sizes to fit your bust? It looks like maybe one size would be enough?

Re the alterations, it should be fine. As others have said, a good seamstress will be able to do the job. I think it could actually be easier with the ruching because she just needs to nip it in, and it won’t change the actual shape of the waist.

Post # 7
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bainise2013:  If you have a good seamstress, it should be fine. My chest area is considered 24, while my lower half is considered 20/22, so I know it can be done. Does make trying on dresses a pain though, I know! 🙂

Post # 8
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Bainise2013:  i love you dress By The Way and it looks beautiful on you.


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