Hi all, I am seeking some reassurance
I ordered my dress from Alexandra's Boutique in Fall River, MA. Told them I'd be training for a half marathon prior to the wedding and expected to lose at least 5-10 pounds. I really felt that I should order a size 4 dress, which would be a bit snug in my hip area (but the waist and bust would still have been VERY big on me even at that size). However, they really pushed that I should order a size 6, which was slightly large for my hips even then, saying it's easier to take a dress in than have to let it out. There was so much pressure and they made me feel like a size 4 would be a TERRIBLE idea, despite the fact that I told them I am a runner and an athlete, and was more than confident that I would be losing weight. They scared me so much that I agreed to the size 6.
Anyway, dress came in last month, I just took it to a seamstress, who told me she could make it work and it will be beautiful, but that she is angry on my behalf and that they really screwed things up for me. My dress is currently 2-3 sizes too big.
There's nothing I can do about any of that now, and I realize that... but I am just really distraught and afraid that my dress will now be compromised because of the size discrepancy, and the alterations won't be able to make it look as good as if I'd ordered a smaller size. Am I going to end up with just a "good enough" dress fit now? Will I still be disappointed after alterations? I get that the sides can be taken in, but the bust area is still going to have a different placement/shape than it was designed to be... I'm just a mess. I adored my dress and it was expensive, and I'm so upset at the idea that we'll have to 'make it work' instead of having something that truly suits me.
Does anyone have stories/photos of alterations done on complicated lace dresses, where they were taken down 2-3 sizes but still came out exactly as you dreamed? Or better?
Please message or PM me with any reassurance you have... I am just so upset and could use some hope right now! (but please be honest either way!)