Post # 1
I have a very large bust. It is actually *two* bridal sizes bigger than my waist. So I will need to order a dress two sizes up to accommodate my bust and then get it taken in at the waist. My worry is will this spoil the shape of the dresses?
I am particularly wondering about one of the final decision dresses. Will this look as good when it is taken in?
Post # 3
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
- 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 # 5
The dress in this pic fits perfectly at the waist. It is not pinned at all. However, I will have to order two sizes up in order to fit the girls in, as you can see they do not fit properly in this size at all. I adore the nipped in waist of this dress and the way the satin runching works. So that is my worry…
Post # 6
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
@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
@Bainise2013: i love you dress By The Way and it looks beautiful on you.