How much weight can you gain and still fit into your dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@renwoman:  well I think it depends on a few factors (i.e. how you wear your weight, your height, shape of your dress, etc).  I think the only way to know is to try it on, however with a corset back I’d probably guess that it’ll fit fine.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I gained 7lbs in the last couple of weeks leading up to my wedding. I think it was just stress because I hadn’t been eating any differently, but yeah my dress was a tad snug. But it did fit and it still looked okay (I hope…). I think if I had gained 10 then I would have had some problems…

I think a lot depends on where you gain your weight. If you gain in your hips and you have an A-line or ballgown then it might not be a big deal. If you gain elsewhere and you’re wearing a more fitted dress then it might be an issue.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

If you have a corset back style, you should be okay. They are very forgiving. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@renwoman:  as the pps said, it depends. The golden standard, I think, is 10 pounds = appx one dress size.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I gained just over 10 lbs right before my wedding. The dress was a tight squeeze and I felt a little self conscious but no one else noticed and the pictures turned out fine. For what it’s worth I had a zip up ballgown with a REALLY tight waist (it had to be tight to hold the dress up as I had cut the back to be a low back). If it’s a pre-alterations try-on you’ll be fine.

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