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Prom Dress didn't fit :(

I got my prom dress in the mail today and I was so excited to try it on. It came from China and we ordered it last Tuesday which was really fast. So I did and it didn't fit. Oh my god. I ordered it in a US size 6 which is what I normally wear in dresses due to my bust being a size 6 and my waist and hips a size 4. It had the measurements also on the websites. It probably is a Chinese size 6. On the order form and tag it says US size 6 and I had my mom measure my bust and it was a little bit less than the bust measurement for the size 6 that was on the website. When I tried the dress on I tried it with a bandeau top and a strapless bra and sucked my gut in. But it still did not fit. Smiley Sad 

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Ordering clothes online can be a risky gamble, especially when coming from out of the country. Does the seller have a return policy available or is there any direct form of communication where you can ask for specific measurements on a particular garment rather than go off one size chart for various styles/dresses?

 

What kind of fabric is used or what does the top look like? Maybe you can find a tailor who can sew in some extra paneling or even let the seams out some, maybe even custom redesign the top to allow for a proper fit.

 

I hope you find a solution!! 

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It doesn't say if the site has a return policy and for the specific measurements it says that those are the measurements for that dress and each dress has different measurements due to its specific style. 

 

The fabric is chiffon but satin is sewn to the inside of the top to give more support. My mom is taking me to her tailor to see if she is able to do anything. if she can't,  I will email the seller to see if I can send it back and get a size 8 or 10 instead.

 

This is what the dress looks like:

 

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Smiley Sad I've bought clothes in Chinatown before and the sizing was WAY off for me each time. It's so hard finding things online sometimes! And the few times I've bought dresses online for special occassions they didn't work out. Do you have time to find a new one?

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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Prom is 4 weeks away from yesterday, and I don't know if I'll have time to find another. The Senior Trip and National Honor Society picnic are next week thursday and friday which I won't get back until 9:00 pm on both days. Plus I have numerous tests tuesday and wednesday, A gigantic portfolio for AP Literature  due Wednesday, and exams start a week from thursday and I have 7 to study for due to new stupid state regulations that all classes must have a final exam. All my classes are electives except Precalculus Regents ( I live in NY  hence the regents) Smiley Mad . So I'm freaking out. Plus, I also have to buy the rest of my prom stuff and graduation outfit, and, I have so much to do and I feel like my brain is going to explode. Smiley Sad  On top of that I also play little league softball for my town and I have 2-3 games every week. So I don't know if I'll have time to find another dress. If I don't, I'll probably have to stay home for prom and end up going to post-prom.

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Don't stay home! I ended up borrowing a friends dress for my senior prom & had a blast! Maybe you can borrow a friends?

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I can't borrow a friend's dress because my friends have different body shapes and heights than I do.  They are either really slim (sizes 0 and 2) and 4'11 -5'2 or super curvy or athletic (sizes 8-12) and 5'6-5'9 and I'm in the middle. I'm 5'4 and I wear a size 6 because of my bust. I would borrow any of my cousins' dresses but I don't want my prom to be a horrible experience like 8th grade class night was 4 years ago when I was forced to by my mom to borrow a dress 2 days before  from my second eldest cousin because she liked it.  It was wayyyyyyyyyyy too large for my body. The bust was sagging really bad to the point there was a a very likely possibility of having a **bleep** slip. so I had  to tie a shawl around it to prevent that from happening.  My mom hated all the dresses I liked that I wanted to get. I don't want to have that experience again, honestly. It was horrible.

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Do NOT stay home.

 

I have faith in you- it will work out! You have time.

 

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I hope it does because I'm losing hope.

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@ilovetopurplefy- Whoa Whoa what is going on with your dress??

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It didn't fit Smiley Sad I think the size is a Chinese size 6 instead of a US size 6 which I ordered because that's my dress size. I measured everything before I ordered it with my mom. Prom is 4 weeks away and I don't know if I'll find another. 

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@ilovetopurplefy- I'm not familiar with Chinese sizes is it too big or too little?

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its too small.

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Is there a way of letting it out at all?

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I have to take it to an expert tailor to see if we can let it out since the bust is very structured. I can feel quite a bit of loose fabric between each major seam. If she can't alter it we have to order another one probably either size 10 or 12 and take it in which is another $130 which includes tax and shipping. 

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Hey, we will have none of this young lady!  You will  either have that dress adjusted or you will get another one/borrow one.  You have to go to your prom because you had your heart set on going.  I know it's disappointing when the perfect dress doesn't work out as planned but don't let that stand in your way of having a great time We will all send good thoughts and you will find the right dress!

 

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I just don't want to waste any more of my parent's money. I hate spending people's money that I know I won't be able to pay back. It frustrates me and I'm on the brink of having an nervous breakdown because of the stress this added to what I am currently going through.

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@ilovetopurplefy- Just stay positive and remember it's not hopeless even though I'm sure you feel like it is. I'm sending happy vibes and big ole HUUUUUUG. Hope everything turns out good  for you! Smiley Wink

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Thanks so much! I'll try to be optimistic and not let the situation get to me Smiley Happy

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The website has some very specifics for returns/exchanges for size. They say to lay the dress out with a tape measure to prove its not the size etc. Anyway, read it really carefully. Good news is if it can be altered they will pay up to $60 for it. I would give the policy a good once over before doing anything else.

 

 

And relax! It will work out, you'll go to.prom and remember it forever. I didn't go to either of my proms because I had a baby the beginning of junior year and was married and I regret it now:/

 

 

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I didn't go to my junior prom actually. My mom wanted me to wear all these dresses that were made for older women and she wanted me to take my older brother as my date because he missed out on both of his proms to due him forgetting to buy a ticket each time. We clashed so much over it that I decided to have a spa night with my sister instead and she got upset that I did that.

 

Thanks so much for the advice! 

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