I have three weddings to attend this summer, two in May and one in August. Luckily there is no overlap of guests at all between them so I can get away with wearing the same dress. That is why I decided to get something nicer I can wear for a long time. After a long search, I settled on this blue Tadashi Shoji dress - it was rough finding something I loved that was not white, black, or one of 4 various wedding colors.

The dress had just arrived, and I love it. There is slight fit issue though, it is too big in the waist. There is at least an inch of extra material at both sides. This is a fairly common problem for me with dresses that fit my upper body. The material is a thick ponte jersey so I assume it shouldn't be too difficult to take in, correct? In the pic three I am holding the extra material back to show how I would like it to fit at the waist. If you compare the way it fits me to the way it fits the model it is much snugger on her at the waist area. So, what do you think, should I alter it or not?

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