Post # 1
I’m clucking a bit (well a lot really!) 🙁
when we ordered my dress I was losing weight at a steady speed. The lady measured my hips, waist and bust and told me I’d be a UK 24 (US 22). she then pulled the tape measure tighter around my rib cage by an inch or so and said “this would be the next size down.” As that didn’t feel too tight and I was losing weight I stupidly said to go ahead an order that size (US 20). They made me sign to say it was my choice and everyone was happy. I’ve been measuring my bust have have lost enough.
but, and this is where I buggered up, I didn’t ask them to do the same to my waist… And the size I ordered there was 4-5inches less! 🙁 so I’m still 4inches off as my weight lose flattened out.
I’m so upset and worried. My fitting is next month for my wedding at the start of September.
Its a zip back so no wiggle-room there.
they said they should be able to go up a size by 4 inches seems a lot! Do you think this is really at all possible? (Not so worried on the cost really) it just looks too lacey to be let out 🙁 🙁 will see it next month.
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
If they say it can be done, then it can be done! Don’t stress! It just means the lace continues under. These dresses are made for crazy brides who have no idea what size they will be 9 months out =)
Post # 3
Hmm… it really depends how much material is left at the seams as to whether they would be able to let it out by that much, and you might need to wait until the dress is in for them to be sure. I agree though, four does inches seems quite a lot but losing that is doable. If its any consolation, I did the exact same thing and bought a preloved dress in a stupid size too small (I had to get from a large UK 12 to a small 10) and also had to lose four inches off my bust AND my waist. I have done it in just over three months with a LOT of willpower and some hard work, so I just wanted to let you know that It can be done if you really put your mind to it.
Post # 4
Thank you both! I’m now also back on my strict calorie controlled diet! 😀 even if I lose an inch or two it should help with letting it out. thank you again! and well done for mananging it too! X