Dress traumas/re-sizing 😣

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  • Posted: 3 Feb 2019 23:47

    Dress traumas/re-sizing 😣

    Hello all I am looking for some advice. I bought my dress “off the peg” and It is a size 16 and would need taking down to a 10/12 as I’ve lost quite a bit of unexpected weight.. would this even be possible? If not I may need to choose another dress unfortunately😣 which I don’t really want to do nor can I afford a second one😢 i just wondered if it’s possible before I panic! Thank you in advance

  • Posted: 4 Feb 2019 19:37

    Re: Dress traumas/re-sizing 😣

    I think it depends on what sort of dress it is. Mine was a corset and bone type thing at the top which then flowed out at the bottom. My bridal shop said that they could adjust 2 sizes either way but couldn’t guarantee anymore than that. Hope that helps xx

  • Posted: 5 Feb 2019 6:54

    Re: Dress traumas/re-sizing 😣

    Is your dress lace up or does it have a zip? The shop where I bought my dress said a lace up could be pulled in two dress sizes which would mean it might well still fit.

  • Posted: 5 Feb 2019 8:57

    Re: Dress traumas/re-sizing 😣

    I've seen lots of posts saying that most dresses can be taken down 3 dress sizes, so you might be ok, but I think this depends a lot on the style of dress. If you bought off the peg, why not see if they will exchange it for the same dress in a smaller size? 

    If not, find yourself a decent, well-reviewed bridal seamstress, and ask their opinion. 

    Good luck! X

  • Posted: 5 Feb 2019 10:25

    Re: Dress traumas/re-sizing 😣

    Thank you all for your kinds words - it's a fit and flare, with straps, I don't know if that helps?  It's got a zip to the my lower back and then buttons for about 6 inches up from there.  I have an appointment with a seamstress next week so fingers crossed once I have a better idea she may be able to let me know if it's possible and then I can panic!

     

    I know Bridal shops insist on no exchanges etc, but does this count when it's off the peg?  I was going to ring them and speak to them and ask them if they had anything else that I could swap it for (even prepared to pay slightly more) but I dont want to chance it incase they arent very helpful Sad

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