Post # 1
Hey everyone! I’m in the process of losing a ton of weight. I started last year around 300 lb. and am now 261. Now that I’ve got the process of exercise and nutrition down, my plan is to ramp up my efforts for the new year in an attempt to lose at least 70-100 lb. before I order my dress. But what I really want is to lose 150-170 by my August 2013 wedding.
However, that creates complications for ordering a dress. The way my body is and the way I’ve been losing, I think I could probably be in the 10-14 size range by September-December next year (when I planned on ordering, since I want to ensure there’s enough time for delivery + alterations). But if I continue on my weight loss path after that point, I could be anywhere between a 6-10 by my wedding.
My questions are:
1. Is it possible to order a dress in, say, a size 10 or 12 and have it altered to fit a size 6 or 8 without looking stupid?
2. Have any of you got experience with ordering a dress when you knew you’d be losing more weight after?
Post # 3
Why dont you wait and order the dress in January of 2013 by then you’ll have 7 months to go to the wedding and you’ll have a better idea of what size you will be by the wedding date.
Post # 4
That could be good, I guess I’m just afraid because the woman at the bridal shop I plan to use said you need 6-8 months for delivery and I’d be so upset if the dress didn’t arrive in time.
Post # 5
My Cousin was in the same situation and ordered her dress two sizes smaller than she was at the time she ordered because she was determined to lose the weight. When it arrived she was actually smaller than the dress and they altered it. Its totally possible, depending on the style of dress. You kind of need to imagine the dress you want and see if they tore off three or 4 inches from the zipper line and stitched it back together how would it look.
Either way, congrats on loosing the weight, that is a great achievement, you should be proud!
Post # 6
I had gotten a sample dress just two sizes larger than what i would wear- after alterations the dress was so silly i had to get a new one the boobs went sideways ect. i would wait until January like PP said
Post # 7
I think it all depends on the complexity of a dress as to how reasonable it would be to alter. I would definitely recommend going with a corset if you like that style, they can easily be adjusting a size or two without difficult alterations just by lacing.