Asked by: Randee Diaz Faes
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th June, 2020

Can a wedding dress be altered bigger?

Is it possible to make a dress bigger? Yes! Again, every dress is different, but many dresses have enough seam allowance to let the gown out between 1”-3”. A talented bridal tailor can also add fabric, lace, or beadwork to extend the dress further.

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Simply so, how many sizes can a wedding dress be altered?

Taking a gown one to two sizes down is pretty common, and should still keep the integrity of the original design fairly easily. Of course, the closer to your actual size the better; you'll save money in alterations, and the gown will look best when it is closest to how it was designed.

how much does it cost to get a wedding dress altered? The average a bride spends between $75 and $250 on alterations. If you know the wedding dress alterations you will need, feel free to call around and get some telephone bids. You do not necessarily have to use the alterations service from your bridal shop, but do not cut corners that you might regret.

Considering this, how do you alter a wedding dress that is too small?

3 Ways to Fix a Wedding Dress That's Too Small

  1. Let Out the Seams. Letting the seams out of a wedding dress can raise it about one dress size.
  2. Change the Zipper Into a Lace-Up Corset. Classy and comfortable, a lace-up corset is a great way to make the top of your dress more forgiving.
  3. Add Gussets.

When should you get wedding dress altered?

We recommend allowing two to three months from your first fitting to your last as an ideal timeline to make all the alterations. Also keep in mind that the amount of times you need to go for fittings depends on how much you're getting done to the gown—on average, most brides go for three or four fittings.

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