How do I explain my dress alterations and size?
If your dress has alterations we recommend you include details in your listing to ensure all buyers know what they are purchasing:
- Include your measurements on the listing (bust, waist, hips, height). Tallest wearable height = your height plus the shoes you wore.
- Call the store that did your alterations and see if they have notes on what was taken in and by how much
- If #2 does not work, note basic things like "the dress is a size 10 but modified closer to an 8 because my bust/hips only fit the size up, they had to shorten the hem because I am 5'2 and I wore flats/3 inch heels etc for my wedding"
- With all of the above noted in your listing, make sure you discuss this in your communication with potential buyers so they know it is not a true size (X) anymore and that if the dress does not fit, you will not accept a return (if you do not want to have a return policy). Having this conversation is very important.