Post # 1
Has anyone ordered their dress in a smaller size because they were losing weight? Before I met FI I lost 60lbs and over the past 3 years I’ve put about 50lbs back on.. =( well our wedding is in May 2013 and I’ve already started dieting and am back on my diet wagon! I’m 100% sure that I can lose about 40lbs before the wedding.. But I want to know have any of you bees done this? Am I gambling? Advice please! =)
Post # 3
I think your deffinitly gambling. The dress can be taken in, but only can be let out so much(if you dont lose as much weight as you thought you could). Me personally, i wouldnt risk it.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t order smaller, not because you can’t lose the weight – I have total confidence in you.
HOWEVER, I have been so stressed out about so much, it has been a comfort that my dress fits, so worse case scenario I have to get it altered smaller which is possible, rather than larger which is not so much.
ALSO: stress makes it more difficult to lose weight.
Post # 5
Don’t do it.
A dress can always be taken in but they can’t be taken out much. If you don’t lose as much as you’d like, you’re basically screwed.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
You’re gambeling– but I did it…
It was actually an accident. The dress in the store was labeled a 12 and fit a little snug, but that’s the size I ordered expecting to lose weight, what I didn’t realize was that it had been stretched to larger than a 14… So, by the time I got mine, it was closer to a street size 10 (and I was still a SS14).
Originally, I had it let out… but by my wedding day thanks to Paleo & Crossfit I had to have it re-taken in and it was smaller than it was out of the box.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t do it. Most dresses can be sized down at least two sizes which is approx. 40 lbs.
Post # 8
i know it can be taken in up to 2 sizes I beleive (some shops say up to 3 sizes)… I know its a gamble.. Maybe I’ll just order 1 size down that way it’s not to scary! Haha
@juliette.eliza: wow I never thought about a dress being stretched out! the place I’m thinking about ordering from goes by measurements…
Dress shopping is stressful!!! Thanks again Bees for the advice!
Post # 9
@ChefDori: okay so 2 sizes is 40lbs? What is it like 20lbs a size? I was trying to figure that out…
Post # 10
Don’t do it. Bad, bad idea. It’s a lot easier to get a dress altered down than up. This is a story that never ends well.
Post # 11
Has weight started coming off already? I would wait until exactly 6 months before to order (assuming that’s how long) so you have a better idea of the size you’ll be. Even if you are losing weight, I wouldn’t go more that one size lower that you currently are. That way if you don’t lose as much as you want it will probably fit. And if you lose it all you can have it taken in. But like other bees are saying it’s easier to have it taken in. If it’s too small you’ll have to add panels and probably ruin the look of the dress.
Post # 12
@Soon2BmrsJ: 20lbs=1 dress size is what I was told from the dress shop.
Post # 14
Yikes I don’t recomend this…that’s a lot of stress and pressure to put on yourself. Wedding planning is stressful enough but knowing you have to lose not 1 but 2 dress sizes is very risky! As pp’s have said you can always have it taken in…..just pretend that you ordered it too small but don’t actually do it. Just mentally tell yourself that!
Post # 15
I am a size 8 – 10 and my dress has been ordered in a size 12. I was horrified at first, but I would much rather have to take it IN, than OUT. Please do not order smaller. x
Post # 16
I wouldn’t. It’s easy to take in, but not out.