Post # 1
Still 13 months out from the wedding but I recently found a dress I loved. However, I am in the process of losing weight for the wedding and am still 10-15 pounds away from my goal weight. My concern is that the dress is from 2012 so there’s a decent chance that by the time I’ve lost all the weight (most likely 3 or 4 months from now) the dress will no longer be in production. How much weight did you have left to lose when you bought your dress? I don’t want to lose the perfect dress but also don’t want to buy a dress that won’t fit me at the wedding…I know there are several fittings but I don’t know how much a dress can be altered.
Post # 2
10 to 15 lbs is more than alterable. Buy it in your size now and have it taken in if you need to that way you have a dress that makes you feel great as you are now. This was a lesson I learned the hard way by purchasing a too small dress and getting depressed about it not fitting instead of buying a flattering one in my size. Thankfully I found one that looks great in me now and it has helped my self esteem so much. So that would be my advice 🙂
Post # 3
I purchased my dress last month. It fits but I still plan on losing 20 or so pounds before our November wedding. I bought a sample dress so I didn’t really have a choice on the sizing. I’d say go ahead and get your dress in your size, 10-15 lbs is just enough that you can alter it without problems. If you were losing 50lbs, that would be a different story.
Post # 4
I was at my goal weight when I went dress shopping. The year between buying it and wearing it I had to keep the same weight!
Post # 5
cbj9: I wanted to lose about 25 pounds. I lost about 15, but while I looked better in the dress, it wasn’t enough of a difference to have it altered. I would buy it to fit you know, and look into alterations closer to the wedding date.