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Hi - I've got a ball to go to at the start of July and the dress I want to wear almost does up but then I can't breathe!
I got it from ebay and thought I would have got into by then but I'm not hopeful. It's stunning and just perfect but I wondered if you can let out a boned bodice somehow to make it larger around the rib cage?
Is there always a bit of extra material...........or is it wishful thinking on my part?
I do have another ebay purchase that fits but isn't quite as lovely and doesn't make me feel quite as special.
If its boned, you could get a seamstress to put in a laced back and a modesty panel. But if it does up, how about doing the Special K diet for a couple of weeks and then having a body wrap - you'll get into it easily
If it's the rib cage, there's only so much dieting can do - you can try and knock off some body fat but you can't make your ribs smaller. You could try an under-corset - something like Esbelt may work in compressing under the bust. I have one and it is pretty staggering how much it squeezes everything in!
Where is it from? I have a boned dress and it isn't very forgiving in terms of seam allowance. I'm very busty and I often have this problem as things that fit on the waist and hips won't zip up my back. Does the material have any stretch?
You can, but be warned it'll be v pricey - it's a big and fiddly job. I had a boned dress taken out for one of my bridesmaids and paid £200 for the privilege! Bloody dress only cost £230! <fumes at memory>