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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2015
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    I've seen my dressed preloved. It is a size 22 and I am a 16. It's a zip back. Can dresses be altered this much?

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    I've heard 2 sizes but don't know if can be more.

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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
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    I heard that too.

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
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    Yeah I think making smaller isn't the issue, it's making bigger that they struggle with the amount of material needed

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
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    Although it will depend on how much beading pattern etc there is on the dress too

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Mine is going in two siZes already .. I was hoping to loose a bit more weight before the wedding and the dress shop didn't say this would be a problem but mines a corset back .. It does have a lot of beading and detail on mine too .. I'd speak to a seamstress asap :)

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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
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    Thanks ladies.

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    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsW
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2015
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    Should be no problem, the standard dress can usually be taken down 4 sizes at the seams without much fuss at all. Major alterations might be a bit more one the expensive side though so maybe try and factor that into your budget a bit :)

    Exciting that you've found the one though! Were you on the look out for the particular style?




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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 21st 2015
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    I read that wedding dress sizes are bigger, so a 10 normally would need 14 wedding dress. I'm a 8/10 and my dress is a 12

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
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    Not heard that before Lindsay. Mine is a 10 and I am an 8 and the dress does need to be taken in a bit. Unless the shop I got it from put them on the rails of the actual size that it would fit

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 21st 2015
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    Lindsey I got told my wedding dress would come up smaller as well.

    I too had heard that it was two sizes that they could alter it by dependant on the detailing.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    I think normally 2 sizes, 3 at the max depending on the dress.

    I was also told about wedding dresses coming up smaller than high street sizes. My 'high street' size was nowhere near fitting me!!

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    Maybe they use US sizing as mine was also a 12 I think but at the time I was a perfect 8.

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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
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    Thanks ladies.

    FutureMrsW - Wasn't looking g for a particular style, just fell in love with M0r1 L33 1959. Found a shop that sold it and tried it on. Gorgeous!

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
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    Mine was a 14 in the sample sale and I was a size 8 by the time of the wedding. It was slightly big to start with, but ended up huge. Taking it in is not usually a problem, letting out is where they struggle as they have to find extra material from somewhere.

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    • MrsThomson2B
      CommentAuthorMrsThomson2B
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 25th 2015
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    if the dress is a 22 then it will probably fit a size 18/20. A friend who owns a bridal store has explained to me that most dresses can be taken in upto 3 dress sizes without issue. this means your dress could be taken down to fit a size 12/14 comfortably. if you lov e the dress buy it xx
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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
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    Thank you ladies.

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    • LeanneR0186
      CommentAuthorLeanneR0186
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      Posted: Oct 26th 2015
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    Did you go for the dress lady C? x

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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
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    Luckily... found one in my size sweet!

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    • LeanneR0186
      CommentAuthorLeanneR0186
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    Aw thats brill :) x

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