It's all about the bling; the wow factor; THE FIT. There are a lot
of factors that go into finding the perfectly fitting gown. We know it's
a little challenging when you're renting, but it's definitely
not impossible. Let's talk about fit and then we'll get into the
temporary alterations that Lending Luxury offers in-store.
The bodice accentuates your neck, your arms, and your girls! You want to
choose a neckline that flatters you. Feel like you have a broad back?
Steer clear of halter necklines. If you have large breasts, strapless
might be a challenge to your comfort. Also, watch out for too much cleavage.
Always make sure you're dressing for the occasion as well as your
age. A good test is whether or not your date can see down your dress.
If so, the dress does not fit you properly. There should be no gapping,
even when you sit down. Side boob and under boob are some new challenges
thanks to all the trendy cutouts in today's dresses. Move your arms
around, turn side to side, make sure nothing is popping out that shouldn't
Fit Tips: raise and lower your arms. Sit down to make sure there's
not gapping or pulling.
It's important to remember that form fitting and skin tight are two
different ideas. If you want to show off your curves, make sure that the
dress isn't pulled so tight that you can see the threads that make
up the fabric. Also make sure that it is not pulling horizontally across
your thighs. This is a tell tale sign that you need to size up. Form fitting
fabrics include stretch jersey and polyester. More forgiving fabric for
a looser, sweeping fit, are chiffon, tulle and satin. Embellishments like
beading and lace can also help cover some problem areas if needed.
Fit Tips: Make sure you can walk, dance, sit down, get out of your car,
etc. We absolutely allow you to move around our showroom to make sure
you love the fit and feel of your dress!
Most of our brand new dresses come to us with a pretty long length. We
recommend a temporary (blind) hem done by our professional seamstress
if that length is not right for you. We take up an average for 3 inches
for an extra fee so you can definitely move around your event without
tripping. If 3 inches doesn't seem like enough, look for high-low
gowns or dresses with a front slit to making walking easier. Please note
that most dresses now come with slightly sweeping trains and even a temporary
hem will not shorten a train.
Straps and Halters
Depending on the fabric, embellishments and construction of the bodice,
our seamstress is sometimes able to adjust straps and halters to make
them tighter for more support and better fit. This includes straps that
might wrap around your sides and back. Please consult your stylist to
see if this is possible.
Fit Tips: We can't cut the dresses or alter them permanently by taking
them in, but we can make some adjustments to help fit our customers the
way they want. Just ask!