anyone wearing a gown with a smaller waist than yours?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@scarsbee:  You never ever ever buy a dress where a measurement is too small. You need to choose your size based on your largest measurement. You can always alter clothing down (if it fits in the waist, but is a bit big in the hips and bust, for example) but too small clothing will not make you look smaller, and constraining yourself is just not a good idea. You’ll end up looking pudgy in your dress (like lumpy sausage in a casing)

If your dress has room in the seam, you may be able to get it let out to accomodate, but 2 inches is kind of a lot to try to scale up for.

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@scarsbee:  

Buying a dress like this could be risky, even if it is a corset back.  I would only go for it if (A) you’ve been able to try on a sample or (B) you have enough money to buy a second dress if the first doesn’t work out.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@scarsbee:  also consider the fact that your waist will expand if you intend to eat or drink anything (or breath deeply) Starting off even smaller than normal is a bad, bad idea.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with prior posters. You need to order a dress in a size that will accommodate your largest  measurement, not your smallest.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Is that your waist measurement with a serious piece of shapewear on? You may be able to buy yourself some inches there…

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@scarsbee:  So you’re 30 inch waist, and the dress is 28?

I bought a smaller size dress, and I worked my butt off to lose the 3 inches to fit in that sucker. It definitely can be done! Cardio, yoga, resistance weights.  I also went carb free the week of the wedding (and continued a healthy diet).

And to be honest, I’m so happy that I did. I worked hard for 3 months, but I had no alterations done on the dress and recieved many compliments on how the dress ‘fit like a glove.’   If I went up a size my boobs would be lost and the dress would not fit my bum correctly without alterations. 

 

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