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Dedicated March 2022 Hampshire

Dress doesn’t fit

Samantha, 11 March 2022 at 12:24 Posted on Wedding Attire 0 24
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I have 15 days until I get married and I just went for my final fitting and it’s too small she asked if I had put on weight which I haven’t I’m 4lb lighter than my last fitting and all measurements are the same or slighter smaller from my last one! I’ve been told to go on a strict diet or I’ll have to have a lace back put in! I am so angry and don’t know what to do. I will of course try and lose some weight but I can’t lose a lot in 15 days! And I really don’t want a lace back it will not go with the dress at all

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Latest activity by Jamie, 24 March 2022 at 14:31
  • Jamie
    Dedicated October 2022 Argyll
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    Oh, that's really not helpful - especially when you've LOST weight, it doesn't seem fair.

    Is there any chance you've lost fat but put on muscle, which could account for some of the differences?
    If your measurements are the same or slightly smaller, it might be that they've made a mistake with your measurements or taken the dress in too much and are now trying to put the blame on you? Seems a bit rude of them to ask you to lose weight, when if they've done their job properly, they should be able to let it out a bit without the need for a lace back...

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    Thank you for your reply Smiley smile I highly doubt I’ve put on muscle as I haven’t even been trying to lose anything, that’s exactly my thoughts as well so rude to ask me to lose weight, I’ve taken the dress home and will try it on again next week and if it doesn’t fit I will be calling her and asking her to do something that isn’t a lace back I’m devastated I love the dress so much ☹️
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  • Jamie
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    It did seem an unlikely possibility, since muscle is usually smaller.
    I honestly think telling you to lose weight is disgusting, and they should have tried to come up with other suggestions. A lace back can't be the only possibility, surely?

    There should be enough material in the dress to let it out a little bit if they've done it well, and frankly if it's their mistake (which it seems to be), it's should be their problem to fix or compensate you for! Might be worth taking it to another seamstress before you try it on next week and asking if they can offer alternative solutions?

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  • Charlotte
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    I am so sorry, that is not what you want so close and to be spoken too in that way is not helpful. Do you have a train? Could they shorten it and use the material to put a panel in the back rather than lace up? How much does it not fit by, if it is only an inch or so there surely has to be some option to et it out or add a panel. In term so fast weight loss i did 7lb in 2 weeks recently but I stuck to a strict high protein meal replacement plan, 2 shakes a day at 200 calories each and then 600 calorie meal which was mainly protein and veg, only 30g of pasta or rice pre cooked weight. Then 1 or 2 100 calorie snacks a day which were high protein so homous and veg or pepperami this was also alongside at least 3-4L of water a day. If you weant to know more drop me a message. I would say try and call them early next week to disucss options as they will need a bit of time to do any alterations so dont leave yourself short. I am wishing you all the best and hope you can sort it.

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  • Yorkshirelass
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    It sounds like their mistake to me and they are trying to shift blame onto you.

    There are also much nicer ways to suggest how to make it fit better than just say you need to lose weight.

    Could you take the dress to another seamstress to get a second opinion? Otherwise they really need to come up with a solution that you are happy with as you don't want the lace panel they have suggested. What a pain, I wish you luck.

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  • Yorkshirelass
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    Dress doesn’t fit 1Isn't this your dress ? I saw it in the photos on your profile. The low back is one of the show stopping parts of it! How can they add lace to that, it will totally change the look. I think you might need to do a drastic diet as Charlotte has suggested then but be sure to write a formal complaint regarding the alterations and ask for a refund!

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    Hey! Yes that’s my dress 🥰 it would completely ruin it wouldn’t it and I don’t even know how they would go about it! But all I asked for with alterations was the hem and my bust this was the back before alterations (excuse the red squiggles my friend asked where I think they altered it)


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    I do have a train, she said it doesn’t fit by 2 inches, but as you can see from the photo above the waist never needed alterations to start with, it was just the hem and on the bust so I don’t know what’s gone wrong, they’re giving me an appointment next week to see what they can do xx
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  • Charlotte
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    2 inches! they have messed up, I suspect when they pulled the bust in they did it at the wrong point and they should have dropped the waist to account for the pull in at the bust. If your measurements are the same or less than what you ordered the dress should fit, its logic! I think you need to get back in touch and speak to the manager and mention the measurements have not changed so how is it so different? I agree, the point if that dress is the back so the lace up wont work, unless they can do a panel within the current buttons area so it doesnt make it higher. God I am so angry for you and can only imagine how you are feeling. Stand your ground, I think they know they have messed up, hence the rudeness. I have my final fitting tomorrow so am panicking a bit more now! Good luck X

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    That’s makes perfect sense what you have said, I think that’s exactly what they’ve done! I called them up and complained I have to back on Tuesday and they’re going to fix it for me without a lace up back thank goodness I’ll let you know how it goes! Ohhh don’t worry for yours I’m sure it’ll fit beautifully but do let us know how you get on xD when is your wedding? X
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    Well that's good they can fix it, fingers crossed. We are 6 weeks tomo! I just realised you are in Southampton too! Do let us know how you get on, am sure it will be sorted but still very stressful for you x
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    Ohh are you southampton too, I wonder if it’s the same bridal shop 🤦🏼‍♀️ Eeek exciting that’ll come round so fast! I can’t believe how quickly it’s going this time last week I was on my hen do


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  • Yorkshirelass
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    Yes let us know how you get on at the shop next week as I agree the back looks fine from the picture you have posted. It didn’t need adjusting!
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  • Charlotte
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    My hen was last weekend! I have just packed him off to his Stag do so I have 3 days of me time! I got mine in the shop opposite wed2be in Marlands. X
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    How strange mines gone off on his this morning haha! Ahh not the same shop then xx
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    I will do thank you Smiley smile and yeah it makes no sense and that picture was at my first fitting a few weeks ago! Crazy!
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  • Michelle
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    Hope you can sort this out find it disgusting that they put the blame on you xx💗
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    I’m sure everything will work out for you. I didn’t have a dress two weeks before my wedding as it never arrived despite being ordered a year before. I had a dress to walk down the aisle in and I’m sure your dress will be perfect in time too. Wedding dress shops rely on word of mouth to promote them and bad reviews can destroy their reputation.
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  • Jane
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    I cant wait to hear how this turned out!!!
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    Hey! They made the dress bigger at the back and fits perfectly now and you can’t tell! Just hoping it fits on my wedding day on Saturday 🙏🏻
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  • Jane
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    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ so excited for you!!!!
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  • Michelle
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    Glad the dress was sorted hope you both have an amazing day good luck to you both xx💗💗
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    Yay! All the best for Saturday x

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  • Jamie
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    So pleased to hear this worked out for you!

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