Anyone had problems with alterations after losing weight

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@aleachay  I have been a bit nervous about altering my dress. My first fitting is next month so I can let you know how it goes after. But I will tell you I have dropped just about 3 sizes and my consultant had said I’m safe to drop to 4 without losing the integrity of the dress. My dress is a strapless trumpet with all lace detail and a built in corset.  

I think it’s common to take dresses in several sizes, even beyond 2 sizes. If you do lose more than it’s possible to alter, I would think you could sell your dress, although you won’t recover the full value. But I bet you would be able to find someting you would love again. 

I say start your journey and focus on being healthy. Once you hit the 2 sizes, I might assess and see where you are at. But the goal should be getting healthy.

I am sure you will look beautiful on your wedding day!

Post # 4
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I lost a lot of weight before my wedding. And to top it off the store ordered a dress one size larger than I needed before loosing weight. Everything was fine. I had my dress taken in a lot. I went from a size 6 to a 0, it is amazing what a seamstress can do

Post # 5
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351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@girltuesday You made me feel better too! I am hopefully that everything would be okay but I had not heard anyone say they had their dress altered that much. Any chance you would share what it cost? I am fully prepared for something around $500. 

Post # 7
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@aleachay:  I’ve already dropped 2 sizes off the top and 1 off the bottom.  My seamstress told me to do what I have to do and they’ll make it work.

What does your dress look like?  The more intricate it is, the less sizes it can go in most likely.

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