Post # 1
Hi Bees! So I find myself in a bit of a dilemma here. Since my engagement I have dropped from around 225lbs down to roughly 180. My body looks completely different and although I have tried on some dresses I don’t know really what I look good in anymore. I have not really been blown away from anything or had a “yes” moment with a dress. I don’t know whether at this point since I am hoping to keep losing til my wedding in about 7 months if I should keep trying things on and order a dress OR if I should just chill out a little bit and wait til about 3 months til the wedding and try to find a dress then. either through buying online or buying one “off the rack.” I did try on an Allure 2716 which I really did like but she said that I would have to order it as soon as possible and if I lose too much weight they will only be able to take off so much in alterations due to the lace detailing… but it’s very possible I could be down to 150 by my wedding which first off would be fantastic but at the same time what if the dress just doesn’t look as good then. I’m so conflicted any advice would be greatly appreciated. Have any of you been in my position? Does anyone just impulse buy a wedding dress off the rack randomly anymore?
Post # 2
Definitely get a dress NOW. What if you can’t find anything you like off the rack? I ordered a dress 8 months out from my wedding and it didn’t come in until 2 months before the wedding. I had to go in for a new alteration appointment every two weeks until the weekend before the wedding.
20 pounds is not a huge difference and can usually pretty easily be tailored to during fittings. And that’s IF you can lose it; I found that the stressful months before my wedding were not an easy time to lose weight or exercise.
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Post # 4
Congrats on the weight loss!!! I would buy a dress now incase you dont find one closer to the time and order it a size or 2 smaller. Maybe take the weight loss slowly from now til the wedding so that you dont lose too much and can still fit into the dress. You can always resume the weight loss after the wedding (unless the weight loss is for the wedding itself). Sometimes its good when losing weight to maintain your new weight for a while as well before losing more- it helps your body adjust to its new size and shape.
Post # 5
MeredithWacknik: I just want to say congratulations on the weight loss! 😉
Post # 6
MeredithWacknik: you need to get a dress now! i bought one expecting to lose weight, but loved how i looked in the dress. i did lose about 25lbs by the wedding, and it was no problem taking it in (3 dress sizes) and i still loved how i looked in my dress!
Post # 7
I agree. I would buy the dress now. You’re doing really well with your weight loss, and if you plan on sticking to your routine, I would buy the dress a size or two smaller. 7 months is a long time, and you definitely could make it to 150 by then 🙂 I dropped from 165 to 145 in 3 months, so I have no doubt that you can lose another 30 pounds in 7.
It’s better to have the dress and get alterations done than waiting until the last minute and having to settle for something less-than-perfect. You only get 1 wedding (hopefully!), you deserve to have the dress of your dreams!! 🙂
Wishing you the best!
Post # 8
Buy a dress now one or two sizes small. You can definitely fit into it by the time it arrives given the progress you’ve made so far. Remember that you don’t actually have seven months to lose it because once you start alterations you shouldn’t change size ie you will need to stop losing weight a month or two prior to the wedding.
Post # 9
MeredithWacknik: I don’t know about all places but I ordered my Alfred Angelo dress in July and they told me it should be ready in december. At first I thought they must be overestimating but it is now October. I am sure I will need the dress hemmed and bustled so no idea how long alterations would take but seriously you are freaking me out worrying for not having a dress. if you haven’t had the yes this is the dress moment- do you think it’s the dresses or your own self image with your weight? If it’s the actual dresses- girl get a move on finding the one!!! If it’s your image then it may be difficult to find a dress you are comfortable with until you are at a place where you are comfortable with your weight. In that case, it might be where once you are at an ideal weight that you will love every single dress you try on. you know yourself better than me though.
Post # 10
KateA17: creativeplannertobee: Thank you for the congrats!! It means a lot!
sleepyhead22: I was a little concerned because the only dress that I really would order right now is the Allure Romance 2716 that I tried on at a salon here in my home town. The sales lady had told me that with that dress it may be hard to bring it in more than a size because of the lace details on the back and the bodice… I mean I loved the dress but it would stress me out so much that it would be too big on my day especially since I am petite and its a ballgown and I don’t want to look like I am drowning in a sea of tulle. 🙁
Livia-C-to-be: raspberrymojito: Thanks for the encouragement you guys…! I have been overweight/obese my whole life and I really commited to losing this time and I think I can do it!! It’s just nice to hear people think so too!
Sara1923: I’m sorry I am stressing you out! I’m stressing myself out too!! Jeez… Lol. I think what you said makes a lot of sense… Because everytime I try on a dress I just see myself still at 225 lbs in it… I mean its hard to envision and accept change when you see yourself every day and youre still not impressed. But I do feel like if I were to put it off I could still find “the” dress. Who knows.