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Does letting out the corset help? Have you spoken to another seamstress to get a second opinion? If there’s nothing that anyone says can be done, I would look for something off the rack ASAP. You can’t have a wedding dress that you’re unable to sit down in. Weddings are long days and you’ll get ill or pass out if you aren’t able to sit for hours.
Agree with PPs. I have a fit and flare with a corset. The seamstress said I have to lift up the dress around the hips a little and then I can sit. I have great posture in my dress lol because the back is completely straight. When I went for my last fitting, she made me sit so that she could make sure it worked.
Oh no 😱 You definitely have to be able to sit on your wedding day. I agree with pp see a seamstress asap! They are used to letting dresses out 1-2 sizes & it sounds like you will need only a little extension. My dress is also very tight mermaid, but I made sure to try sitting down & getting up lol, in the bridal store when I was buying.
Don’t sit 🤷🏼♀️😂 I can barely sit in my mermaid style dress and I’m content with it because I feel SO BEAUTIFUL in it. I keep telling myself that I can manage to uncomfortably sit at the head table for 15 minutes to stuff my face then just stand the rest of the night lol
I have a mermaid dress as well and I had this problem too. My seamstress let my dress out by 2 inches. There should be no reason your seamstress can’t let your dress out. If she’s telling you no then I would ask around and find someone else. Also you do have to shimmy the skirt up a bit, I was told that by the woman who sold me my dress! I wouldn’t give up on your dress yet. Seamstresses can do MAGIC. Good luck to you!
I had this exact same issue! I don’t know how much time you have, but I exchanged my dress. I was stressing it like crazy and just decided that I’d see if it was possible. I ended up finding a new dress that I love you even more! Right is my old dress (mermaid style), new dress is left, much lighter and has pockets! Less $ too!
My future sister in law had a mermaid style back in October and her seamstress was able to sew in panels to give her extra room. You couldn’t even tell! Check with a seamstress. I just chose a new dress.
I would look into getting a different dress for the reception. If that's not doable in your budget, I would just sit as best you can for photos, even if you're just squatting. Then I'd invest in some comfy shoes to stand in all night lol. I don't see many brides sitting except to eat real quick so you may be able to make it work