(Closed) Try to lose weight?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would get a dress at the size you are now. Alterations can do wondrous things… even if you have to go down a couple sizes. I have many friends that ordered a dress several sizes smaller and they never lost the weight. Needless to say, they were stuck looking for a dress at the last moment. My college friend had to settle with a different style than her top choice because the original dress took 5 months to come in.

Post # 4
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7175 posts
Busy Beekeeper

How much are you trying to lose?  The good thing is you have over a year.  I’d start losing weight now and wait to go dress shopping til about 8 months out.

I only started my weight loss 7 months out (could NOT get motivated before then) and the whole dress thing has been a major stressor these past few weeks.  Even today, I was wishing that I was the size I’m at now trying on dresses (I would have picked a totally different dress in my current size, I’m sure).

My best advise to you is just start with something TODAY and work hard and stick to it.  In 6 months, you should see a significant change and you can go dress shopping then and still have plenty of time for your Dec 2011 wedding.

YOU CAN DO IT!

Post # 5
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi there!

Like you, I’m trying to lose weight. I’m putting off buying a dress until the last possible minute- since I’m just ordering one from Nordstrom I can wait a pretty long time. I think the best thing to do is to continue losing weight until you buy a dress. Your wedding date is a long way off, so you’ve got plenty of time! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself by buying a dress that’s some sizes smaller. Also, I’ve heard that a dress can only be taken in a max of 2 sizes, otherwise it will lose it’s shape. 

Post # 6
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just noticed your wedding date… @aracle makes a great point. I would order a dress in like 5-6 months. Good luck sweetie!!!

Post # 7
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1032 posts
Bumble bee

Don’t stress! Take a deep breath. Your FI loves you the way you are, just a reminder. If you are trying to lose weight for health purposes, I totally understand. I also totally understand trying to lose weight for vanity, but there is no need to pressure yourself during an already stressful time by buying a dress too small. I bought my dress in a size that fits me perfectly and I am hoping to lose a little by the wedding, if you do the same then if you lose weight it will be tailored perfectly to your body. I think that’s the best way to go.

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