Post # 1
My parents (by proxy) bought my dress 2 1/2 months ago, but have never seen me in it. They are coming here for the holidays and really want to see me try it on (with the shoes and the veil) since they likely won’t see it again until the wedding day. When I bought it I perfectly fit a stock size 12 and have plans of taking it in for any possible alterations before the wedding. It’s a corset back so I have some give room, but I just weighed myself and I’ve gained 8lbs. Will that make a difference when I try on the dress tomorrow? I think I will die if it doesn’t fit for them tomorrow.
Anyone know if gaining this much will affect the fit of my dress?
Post # 3
@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
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 # 5
@housebee: Thanks! I can’t get it our of the storage unit until tomorrow morning so I guess I’ll just have to cross my fingers and hope!
Post # 6
If you have a corset back style, you should be okay. They are very forgiving.
Post # 7
@renwoman: as the pps said, it depends. The golden standard, I think, is 10 pounds = appx one dress size.
Post # 8
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.