(Closed) trying on dress BUT dieting?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I did my dress shopping about 6-7 months before my wedding, which gave me enough time to shop, order, and alter my dress with little stress. 

I recommend shopping now, and getting a dress that fits you NOW– 99% of the time you need alterations no matter what, and it’s a lot easier to take fabric out, than to add it later. 

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Most dresses can be altered up one size or down two sizes. I would try on dresses now and order for the size you are now. If you lose weight it shouldn’t be a big deal. Most dresses take 6-8 months to order, and you only have 5-6 months until your wedding.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@juliette.eliza:  +1

You’re about 6 months out from your wedding…start shopping now!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree, shop now for the size you’re currently at and you can always get it altered. If you wait too much longer it’s possible that a salon won’t be able to order a dress for you because of the -6 months time frame.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

How much weight are we talking, and hows your willpower? 

People are going to disagree, but if you’re planning on losing more than about 20lbs, and you know you’re going to buckle down come hell or high water and actually do it, I’d buy a size smaller. I did this, and now I am glad I did, because even though I haven’t gotten too serious about dieting, and won’t until ive set a date, i have lost some. The zipper was about 2 inches from meeting when I received it, and now it fits perfectly. The extra size down might make the difference between them having to take it apart or not, and may even make the difference between them being able to make it small enough or not.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Never Never NEver buy a smaller size dress!  Everyone always has the best intentions of slimming down but it doesn’t always happen. You can always have a dress taken in but letting it out is near impossible.  Buy a dress thats fits and look great now.  If you loose weight, bonus! If not you will still have a fab dress that looks great!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would say buy the dress in the size you are now.  I’ve lost 15 pounds since I bought my dress – and have plans on losing another 10 more.  The first 15 weren’t so bad…but I can’t seem to get past that number (showers, snacks at work, my own lack of self control).  I’m glad I bought my original size.  If I don’t lose the last 10 it won’t make much of a difference (and I’ll still look good dropping 15).

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MrsPeterson86:  Agreed!  I see so many Bees post on here in a panic a month before their wedding because they’re too big for the dress they bought.  Usually the dress is too small because they planned on losing weight, but either didn’t lose any, or didn’t lose enough.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My wedding is March 16th. I ordered my dress at the end of September, and it takes 4 months to get it, and then I have to have the necessary alterations done. I would say shop now and order your current size. I plan to lose a little weight before the wedding as well, but I also know I like Christmas cookies 😉

I would just be nervous getting my dress in time, and depending on the designer, most dresses can be altered up or down about 2 sizes.

 

Good luck and have fun shopping!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You need to start shopping now.  My dress took 8 months to come in.  A lot of designers have their factories in China, and my salon told me that because of Chinese New Years, basically no work is done in February (January?) on dresses. 

Don’t order a smaller size than you are.  Like others have said, it’s a lot easier to take in a dress than it is to make it bigger, and a good seamstress can take a dress in a size or two. 

Post # 13
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6209 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I might wait a while longer and try to buy a sample or a preowned dress. that way you will be able to try dresses on when the time comes and get a better feel for what dresses you like on your new body

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Agreed! Depending on where you order from it can take anywhere from 3-6 months to get it back! Ideally you would have already ordered the dress 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Order the size you are now and have an amazing seamstress to alter it.  Not worth the stress of your dress being too small.

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