How Much Weight Loss = Change in Dress Size?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much weight = a change in dress size?
    5lb : (2 votes)
    9 %
    10lb : (6 votes)
    27 %
    15lb : (5 votes)
    23 %
    20lb : (3 votes)
    14 %
    25lb : (0 votes)
    30lb : (1 votes)
    5 %
    35lb : (1 votes)
    5 %
    40lbs : (1 votes)
    5 %
    you must shed the equivalent of a baby elephant : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Depending on a persons weight distribution, it’s usually somewhere around 15lbs I would think.

    It took me about 18lbs because I am more on the hour glass/pear side. I think for someone who holds more weight in their stomach, it might take less weightloss to see a dress size change, but I could be wrong.


    Post # 4
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @BM-is-a-TERRIBLE-acronym:  I think it depends on your frame and build. A dress size is also different than pants/shirt size. Since it is over all body I think it depends. On a form fitting dress I would say 10lbs on a flowy dress Id say 15-20lbs. It all depends on where you shed weight first. 

    Post # 5
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    When I first started dress shopping, a size 10 wedding dress would fit like a glove on me. A few months later, when I ordered my dress, I ended up losing 20 lbs. My measurements were actually for a size 6 at that time, but my bridal consultant and I agreed on ordering a size up because of my bust. I guess I don’t lose the girls when I lose weight…not going to complain though!

    So to sum it up, losing 20 lbs changed my dress size (bridal) from a size 10 to a size 6. In my case, I had to order a size 8 due to my bust measurement, but each bride is different of course. I still want to tone up but do not want to lose any more weight. I lost an additional 5 lbs since I ordered my dress, so I’m already satisfied with my current weight. There’s a high chance I’ll need to get my dress taken in since when I last tried on a size 8, it was already loose on me but it fit perfectly around the chest area.

    Post # 6
    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @BM-is-a-TERRIBLE-acronym:  I think it depends on how big you are too. Im a biig girl, so I won’t see a dress size change until probably 20 pounds or more. My bestie who is half my size and 60% of my weight loses 10 and she drops a size :/

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