Post # 1
I found a dress I really, really like online, and I’m considering ordering it. It’s right in my budget and it’s a great simple style. What do you guys think?
Another thing: how much can a dress typically be taken in? Ideally, I want to lose a lot of weight which would take me down 2 or 3 sizes. However, I had planned on ordering with my current measurements because I realize that the weight loss may not happen.
Post # 3
It’s not my style personally, but if you like it, then go for it!
I think that most seamstresses can take a dress in a few inches without having to change the shape of the dress much.
Post # 4
Its beautiful! I had asked a consultant the same question. She told me that if you have to go down 2 sizes or more the dress loses shape and isn’t really feasible anymore. But it definitely may depend on the style/material. Maybe order it and see what a seamstress says while you still have the option of returning it?
Post # 5
I understand it’s not everyone’s style! I just need something pretty simple and light since I’m getting married on a Texas beach in June. Plus, the big thing is that it’s pretty inexpensive.:)
Thanks for the advice! I think I may try to lose half of my weight loss goal (35 pounds) and then think about ordering it and talking to a seamstress.
Post # 6
I love that dress 🙂
I work in a formal wear store, and for best results you should only take in a gown 2 sizes MAX. So if the dress is a 6 you could make it a 2 but not a 0.
Post # 7
I also love that dress and its perfect for a beach wedding.
Don’t kill yourself with the weight loss!
Post # 8
@joannet123: Don’t worry, I’m trying to take it easy and slow! I’ve still got until next June, so I’m trying to just focus on losing weight slowly. Hopefully I’ll be able to order the dress in 2 or 3 months!
And thanks everyone for the advice on alterations!
Post # 9
I love it! And I hate tiered dresses usually. I think the best part, however, is that it is returnable within the regular time frame (although via mail only).
Post # 10
I live in Tx. I’d be darn near naked on a Texas beach in June so I know what you mean about needing “light”.. the only thing that comes to mind is that silk (IMO) can be a little warm/sticky in summer.
This may be totally not your style, but have you considered a fine, airy cotton in something similar? Would be cooler IMO and most likely less expensive too and can be just as gorgeous!
If you are open to that, search for Hawaiian wedding dresses.. I’ve seen a lot that are gorgeous and super light. Here is an example:
But of course feel free to disregard me. I am just super frugal and that spills over into everything (that dress is only $110!)
At any rate the dress is pretty! Go for it!
Post # 11
That dress would be perfect for a hot summer day on the beach! Go for it 🙂
Post # 12
I like it (very pretty) and think it’s perfect for a beach wedding.
Post # 13
i love that ann taylor dress! its beautiful.
Post # 14
I think the dress is stunning (if I had any spare cash, I’d snap up the navy one as an evening gown – so elegant!)
If you can manage to wait a few months, and gauge your weight loss then, then order it, that’s what I’d do.
Maybe order one that fits you now to try on, to see that you like it as much in the flesh, but send that one back and wait and see. If you manage to lost 70lb, you might decide you want a different dress altogether (I’ve seen that happen before now).
If you’re anything like me (I lost 60lb in 6 months when I was 17) you might want to buy a dress in your new, smaller size, rather than a bigger one you’ve taken in – I would get so excited over label sizes!
Post # 15
I love the dress! If it’s what you like and want, go for it!
A GOOD seamstress could take a dress in as much as needed. The problem will be finding a good seamstress. Good luck!