What if the dress doesn't fit!?!?!

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@thenewmrsmax:  when does it come in? It seems you have plenty of time to lose weight (if necessary) before your wedding.

I know it’s easier said than done but don’t stress about it. I was between sizes and ordered the smaller size. Crazy, I know! Like you, I stressed SO much that it wouldn’t fit. I managed my weight by working out (though not as much as I should) and trying to watch what I ate. I also bought a Rago shaper which was a lifesaver. By the time the dress came in it fit like a glove. I did zero alterations on my dress.

I think you should just do your best to keep from gaining but, until you get your dress, stop stressing! Laughing

Post # 4
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2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Every designer has a different sizing chart, so it may just be street size for the designer you choose.  While it is more expensive to make a dress bigger than smaller, it is an option for most dresses (any think with a top layer of lace overlay may not be possible- often they don’t have extra fabric at the seem, but anything else does). 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@thenewmrsmax:  I ordered mine in my street size and it fit perfectly!  Try not to worry 🙂 

Post # 7
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2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My dress is lace overlay too, and I was freaking out, and it zipped when it came in a few weeks ago (and that was with an extra 5 pounds from the holidays).  They know what they are doing

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@thenewmrsmax:  Relax! I’m sure your dress will fit just fine 🙂 And just in case it doesn’t – it’s arriving in March and your wedding isn’t until August, right? You’ve got plenty of time to lose a little weight! Then there’s shapewear too. Unless your dress is 5 sizes too small, you’ve got nothing to worry about 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Like others mentioned before all designers have different sizing charts so if thats what you measured at, you should be fine.

That being said, a girl I know had an “oops” pregnancys three months before her wedding and found her dress wouldn’t zip up so the seamstress simply removed the zipper and sewed in a corseted back (it was a lace overlay dress too).  It came out fine.

Post # 12
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@thenewmrsmax:  I know how you feel! When I try to lose weight it.just.won’t.budge. for months but then, when I’m ready to give up, all of it falls off within weeks. Keep up the good work, I guess it just takes time to convince our bodies that they don’t really want to weigh XY pounds 🙂 And it’s great that you’re used to “cheating” with shapewear, I’m hopeless – I once tried on my mother’s and couldn’t get out of it fast enough – it was 2 sizes too big for me and I still felt like I couldn’t breathe! lol 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@thenewmrsmax:  Thanks for the tip! I’ll definitely try that. I only have one item of shapewear, it’s a slip from Intimissimi but it’s very comfy and I don’t feel like it actually does any shaping! lol I only bought it because it’s so, so pretty! 🙂 Other than the pretty (but ineffective) Intimissimi stuff, real heavy duty shapewear freaks me out a little. I guess it’s high time I let go of my paranoia – I’m turning 30 this year and gravity is a b*tch! lol

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

If you can have them put in a corset back instead of a zipper it will give you some extra wiggle room if you do not drop the weight you are planning on. That way if you fluctuate the week before with weight gain or loss due to stress it still fits perfectly.

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