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Old 08-27-2009, 04:15 PM   #1  
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Question Wedding Dress alterations???

So I bought my wedding dress last week. Size 24w. Now I'm working on losing weight again, I have 8 months until the wedding. I was just wondering how many sizes they can take the dress in? Because at some point I'm assuming it will start to look warped.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:20 PM   #2  
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It depends on what style your dress is. Was it a special order? Mine was from David's Bridal and off the rack. When I went for my 2nd to last fitting, I tried on the next size down and it fit perfect. So I swapped them. I'm not sure if you are allowed to do that, but I did.
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Depends on the dress. Mine was fairly simple (chose that for EXACTLY this reason) and didn't have any intricate beading. They were able to take it from an 18W to a 10...it required a very talented seamstress (among other things, the boned bodice had to be completely taken apart, reshaped, re-assembled with the newly formed boning, etc).

Find someone good in your area who specializes in wedding dresses, call, and ask them - they will be better able to assess your particular dress and how it can be altered without damaging the look.
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Ya, taking it in generally isn't a problem. Letting it OUT generally is...

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I had a corset back on mine and that really helped because all you do is pull the strings tighter! If you don't have that, just find a really good seamstress . I agree David's Bridal is really flexible with things like that!
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