Having anxiety about dress being too small :(

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@laureneliz87:  Do you easily fluctuate in size?  If not, then you should be fine.  If you’re only looking to tone up a bit, then it shouldn’t make a drastic difference in your measurements.  Also, even if you lose or gain between now and the wedding, the seamstress should be able to take in or let out at least a couple of inches.  I wouldn’t want them to order the size up if I’m deadon for a standard size.  It will just mean more complicated alterations. 

Post # 5
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m freaking out over my dress fitting. I bought it in February and it’s been almost a year and I’ve gained like 15 pounds. I’m really scared. I ordered it 2 sizes up from the sample I tried on, and I was close to being 1 size up, so it might fit but I’m super scared it won’t. I have to lose the weight by June.

Post # 6
1107 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I bought my dress in September for our May 2015 wedding!  It was such a good deal for a brand new dress (one that I’d likely never come across again).  Right now, it’s my exact size, but I know I won’t be this size at the wedding. I just tell myself, a good seamstress can work their magic and tailor it to my size.

Post # 7
4468 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@laureneliz87:  I think you will be fine! My measurements had me on the border of being an 8, and even the sales girl thought that seemed way too big. So, she ordered a 6 (like street size 2). Well, I weighed the same when I went to try it on, and it was way too big! It was lace and cost over $600 in alterations to have it taken in a couple inches on the sides all over (plus bustle etc). I should have gone with a 4 or 2…The size chart that every designer gives is just a guide and unfortunately for me, it was quite far off! Long story short- you will be fine!!

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