Post # 1
Is anyone else scared of not fitting into their wedding dress when it comes in? I ordered mine back in December (a Maggie!) and the consultant and my mother talked me into ordering one in the size that fit me then (a 16). Unfortunately, and what I tried to get across during that conversation is that I have been dealing with some personal issues that are resulting in me gaining weight! I think I have gained about 20 lbs since then! At this point I am not sure I would even fit in the size I wanted to order since I was on the border for an 18.
Yes, i am working out 3-5 times a week, I have cut my calories back and I think i have lost, maybe a pound or two, but I am terrified I won’t fit in my dress! What should I do? Oh, and the dress already has a corset back. :
Post # 3
You’re probably okay. I tried on a few maggie dresses and could’ve gone a full size in either direction and it still would’ve fit.
If it’s medication related, you should bring it up with your doctor and see if there are some options, like changing your meds or something.
Post # 4
Part of it is medication related, unfortunately this is the alternative to the alternative. It is pretty much this or nothing. 🙁
Post # 5
You should be fine. I was worried about this as well but my fears were put to rest in my fitting last week (I’m a size 18). We had to take up the straps (which was expected), hem ~1inch and let out ~1/4 inch on both sides of the hips of the skirt. Here are a few recommendations:
1) Get a pair of spanx or a body shaper of your choice.
2) Buy your bra (if you need a special one) as close to the fitting as possible so that it will fit you properly.
3) There is usually a size of play in the the outer seams of the dress for letting it out in the problem areas.
4) Does your dress have a zipper or corsett back? A corsett back can be extremely adjustable for changes in size.
5) Seamstresses are magical. I’ve seen my mother take a part a lace beaded puffy dress in 80’s style fashion and make it 2 sizes larger and fit a 4’11’ bride. If the one you have is not willing to make the dress fit you perfectly when it comes in, find another to work with you. A slight caution is the more modifications, the more it will cost you to have the dress fit well. However, it will be worth it!!
Post # 6
@amaraoo – lol that seamstresses are magical 🙂
seriously though, try not to stress. It won’t help anything. I’d get on a good diet and exercise plan to lose what you can, drink TONS of water, cut way back on salt, buy some good suck-you-in-undies, and have faith in the magical seamstress!
Post # 7
Make sure you get plenty of sleep as that will affect weight loss as well! Don’t stress too much and you still have a few months to go! 🙂
Post # 8
Don’t panic, a good seamstress can let a wedding dress out up to two sizes. You’ll be absolutly fine. x
Post # 9
You’ll be fine. I have a Maggie with a corset back and I bought teh smaller size (I was on the border too) and it’s totally ok…and would be if I gained 20 lbs too. Lose weight because you want to, but don’t stress about the dress. 😉