Post # 1
i love love love my dress, but i need help!
I bought my dress at the size the bridal shop told me to, they said they order the largest measurement and then have it fitted to the rest of your body, i agreed to order the 20 instead of an 18.
Two months later I decided to take my health back and have lost 50lbs over the last few months! (This girl was able to SQUEEZE into a size 12 dress at DB last weekend!!!) But now i’m terrified about getting my dress to fit my body properly (by the time of the wedding i will have lost 60-70lbs total) has anyone had any experiences downsizing a dress that far? I’m wearing maggie sottero monet, and i hope we can get it from the size 20 down to a 14 without turning it into a different dress alltogether! i’m hoping im not the only one to have this dress issue, i really hope i dont have to buy a new dress before the big day!
Post # 3
I took my dress from a 22 to a size 12. It can happen but it may change the look of your dress. My mother in law is a master seamstress and did about 40 hours of work to make it fit me. Just beware that it could cost you a lot of money.
Post # 4
woo hoo! Great job, congratulations! The alterations are doable but depending on the shape/material of the dress, it may be very expensive. But your overall health and well-being matters more than a dress you wear one day.
I would suggest that you reach out to the salon now and let them know that your size has changed. They can let you know the approximate cost and timing to get it done. That way you’re not stressing and they can be prepared.
Finally, Woo hoo!
Post # 5
WOW congratulations!!! I have no advice re alertations as i need to actually get my dress let out as i’ve put on weight, but just wanted I am SO impressed – great job!!!
Post # 6
I ended up buying a new dress…sorry I’m sure that’s not what you wanted to hear lol.
Post # 7
Congrats! That’s phenomenal!
I’d just suggest getting a good quote on the cost of altertions first because it’s entirely possible that it might make more sense for you to buy a new dress off the rack and sell/cancel your old one.
I happened to buy my dress off the rack because I had a short engagement and I’ll tell you, I had lots of options (too many!) and I think I saved a lot of money.
Post # 8
I’m actually facing a similar dilemma. I ordered my dress in a 20, and I’m down 30 lbs. from when I ordered it. It was already huge on me when it came during March, and now I’m going to be swimming in it. I’m going in for alterations next week, I’ll keep everyone updated.
Post # 9
Wow thats a tough one. Congratulations on the weight loss. Go for a fitting asap find out from the bridal shop what it would cost to be altered down. Then weigh that agianst finding a sample gown in your size.
Post # 10
Thx ladies! I’ve been searching on dressilyme and found one i could have here in a month, for 300$ I’m just so torn because I don’t have dress regret, I’m just a better me now! So hard to decide!
Post # 11
I would say have a plan A and B, if alteration are so much that it would make more sense to get another dress I would say get a second dress
Post # 12
This is my dress now, I just worry about all the detail on the bodice getting screwed over with the alterations. (Don’t have a clue how to resize)
and this is the dress I’m debating ordering from dressilyme (216$)