Dress shopping

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Madi1886:  Yes. And order big. It’s easier to take a dress in than bring it out. You never really know how much weight you’ll gain and how it will, ahem, redistribute. But yea, try dresses NOW while you’re small.

Post # 4
6 posts

It’s hard to know exactly how you are back in shape of giving birth. Maybe according to your physical conditions. Weight loss is a hard work.


Post # 5
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Madi1886:  I agree with classyashley. You should definitely go shopping now while you’re small otherwise it’s going to be more difficult to fit into samples later on. I actually worked in a bridal salon and anytime we had pregnant brides or bridesmaids you just have to estimate how big you’ll be afterward. Our seamstress could easily take in dresses 2 sizes, even 3 sizes in many cases so I would recommend ordering your dress at least 2 sizes too big just to account for any additional weight. You want to make sure that you have at least 2 months before the wedding for alterations so that you have plenty of time to get it fitted and account for any last minute weight loss. Good luck!

Post # 6
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Madi1886:  Congratulations!!  What style dresses do you gravitate toward?  If you’re really into sheaths or mermaids and you’re skinny now, consider how you might like them with a little extra poundage.  If you’re leaning toward empire waists or more flowy styles you’d probably be ok to commit now.  That’d be a shame for your first 5 months of motherhood to be plagued by crazy weight loss stress because of your dress.  Also if you’re worried about it you could buy off the rack closer to your date.

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