Post # 1
I have my first appointment this coming Friday to try on wedding gowns and I am NERVOUS! I am on Weight Watchers but not near my goal weight yet. Still have about 20 lbs to go! And I HATE my arms but do NOT want any kind of sleeves. I wanted to wait awhile, but everyone keeps telling me it could take up to 6 months to get the dress I end up choosing, so I am forced to go now.
I am afraid that a dress/style I love will look bad on me now, but maybe not so bad in a few months.
Anyone else had to go try gowns before they were really ready? How did it go?
Post # 3
I went and tried on dresses even though I’ve gained like 20 pounds in the past year and I’m going to be working hard on losing it. I found that the dresses I tried were still flattering!! I would say go for it!
also–i really like sleeves are a no-no for people with arm issues. i think it accentuates the problem area.
Post # 4
I went for my first appointment a few weeks ago and was sooooo nervous thinking I wouldn’t find anything I liked . I recommend doing your research on the local shops and finding the one that most suits your style & has good consultants! Yelp helped me a Lot! Also, don’t get discouraged if you dont find “the one” at the first shop. I think Say Yes To The Dress made me feel like I had to cry and fall in love with something right away. I think you’ll be surprised how many actually look great on though… They’re made to flatter. Good luck & be confident 🙂
Post # 5
@Stargaze31: I did!!! Here are my before and after pictures of the same dress. I since got dress regret since I didnt like the quality of the dress, but the dress did fit me MUCH better and looked crazy nice on me once I lost 25lbs. I’m somewhere between -30/-40lbs now and chose a new dress with the same shape. My only regret is not trying on more fitted gowns to show off my new body, but honestly it was never the look I wanted anyways. I’ll show off my body in the engagement photos 🙂
Here are my Beofre/After pics–sorry the are switched.
And my new dress
Post # 6
@sheepandbear: wow! Amazing!
People keep telling me to just try on what I love and don’t worry about my weight or anything. I do have 9 months to lose before the wedding.
Post # 7
@Stargaze31: 20lbs isnt too much more. Just keep in mind that you will feel a lot sexier once you lose the weight. I tried on a fitted gown, quickly showed my family and took it off faster than you can imagine. Now I look at the photo of it and it didn’t look all that bad. Also, wear some Spanx!!!!! I didnt and my stomach was really keeping me from trying on more fitted gowns.
Post # 8
Trying on dresses is fun if you don’t feel pressured and just enjoy the experience! Also, I think that 20 pounds shouldn’t affect the kind of dress you end up with. I think you’ll be able to tell what you’ll look like once you hit your goal weight.
Post # 9
Just have fun! I’m a few pounds above my ideal weight at the moment, and it did make me feel a little self-conscious when I tried on dresses for the first time. But ultimately, that amount of weight shouldn’t affect the style and shape of dress that suits you. I still tried on the same silhouettes because my body shape won’t change regardless of whether I’m 10 pounds heavier or lighter.
I also find it really useful to take the time to do your hair and makeup a bit before you go. That will give you a better indication of what you’ll look like on the actual wedding day, plus you’ll get a little self-esteem boost too!
Post # 10
Well, I lost 9 lbs already on Weight Watchers so now I am actually getting EXCITED about trying on dresses!