When buying a wedding dress off the rack

When buying a wedding dress off the rack

If the dress is too big?

A wedding dress can be taken down two sizes without losing the original shape, but it is recommended you use a professional wedding dress seamstress, the closer to your own size the better

Standard size wedding dresses rarely fit perfectly, so some alterations are usually needed to get that perfect fit

While it can be easier to take in than let out, going for the larger size is not always the best option. For example if hips are a bigger size than your bust and waist and the dress is an A-line of ball gown it would be best to go for the size to suit the bust and waist measurements

If the dress is too small? 

Dresses have a seam allowance and can easily be let out a least one size and some dress often have enough to easily let out two sizes.

However a good processional seamstress can often suggest way to gain more the one or two sizes.

If you need any further help email Info@tracybridal.com


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