Post # 1
My wedding is 2 weeks away from today. I had a ton of alterations done to my gown, enough to cost $350. One of them was slightly taking in the sides of the bust. I am pretty busty for a 5’2″ gal(36F) but they wanted to make sure the dress would stay up right so they took it in slightly around each side of my bust. When the alterations lady got done pinning everything it felt fine and looked fine.
Going back to get it last week, I tried it on and it was very tight in the bust. Luckily just the bust, but not a cute tightness. Back fat was happening and I don’t really have that fat of a back. So the lady tells me she thinks it might be water retention and I should refrain from eating salt and sugar and try it on again in a few days time. At this point, I’m very irritated. I’m sure the mistake is on THEIR end, as I have been weighing myself weekly with no drastic changes. She tells me if I still can’t “get to where I need to be”, they can alter it again FOR A CHARGE. Ugh..
So today I try it on and it does fit a bit better, but still tight. I really don’t want to pay them to fix THEIR MISTAKE, so are there any tricks or exercises I can do to decrease the back/arm pit area fat? Any advice is good advice right now.
This topic was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Minae.
Post # 2
Ugh that’s frustrating. I have to say that my dress was tight up in the bust area when I went for fittings, but at my last fitting I got sweaty and it stretched out a bit. By the end of the wedding day, it was loose! I was very active and athletic right around my wedding and tried eliminating the little areas of fat on my back/by my armpit and they just wouldn’t go away. I felt a little self conscious of them before the wedding, but now when I look at the pictures I think I was being crazy! Definitely doesn’t show in pictures.
So my main advice is to not go crazy working out because I don’t think it really helps those areas. I was doing a lot of lat pull downs, bench presses, etc which are supposed to help and I did feel strong but didn’t see a difference. If you don’t think it’s TOO tight then I’d leave it- your dress will likely stretch a bit while you get ready. Or just have them alter it, since I do think it would be worth the fee to feel sent and confident.
Post # 3
Minae: My sister in law had this problem for hers, her bridal shop lady simply slipped in a board at the back, one that went with the dress and couldn’t even tell it was there. This works if you have all those tie up bits at the back though
Post # 4
No exercise you do can ever spot reduce any area of your body, unfortunately. If you’re not doing further alterations, I’d stick with a low sodium and low carb diet, which will be a fast way to lose bloat and water weight.
Post # 5
Minae: Cut out salt, sugar and drink a ton of water. I mean really hydrate. Nothing makes you bloated like dehydration/water retention.
And no you cant spot size reduce, but you can absolutely tone. Push-ups, chest flys, and planks, are all going to help tone the chest and back.
Also no bra, but you may have already done that/had cups put in.
Post # 6
If you’re like a lot of brides, you will lose some weight before your wedding without even trying. My dress was quite tight in the fittings a few weeks before, but on the day it actually felt a little loose!!
Post # 7
- Wedding: Frangipani Function room
Minae: You could do a 2 day isagenix cleanse, you can lose like 2 kg in 2 days. Or whats cheaper is just doing phase one atkins and staying in phase one until the day.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone:) I’m still keeping up with the low salt/sugar and I already don’t eat wheat/gluten so SOMETHING good better happen, dammit lol. I did try it on without my bustier thing just to see what would happen and it actually fit well. Unfortunately I most definitely need the added support for my big tatas;.don’t want to be pulling them up into place all the time on my wedding day.
Post # 9
U could drink green tea….you lose a lot of extra water with green tea…if u dont like teh taste add lemon!
Post # 10
Minae: I got the recommendation from a friend so you should try this out before but apparently you can make a bra out of duck tape and tissues. She did have boobs and did it because she had a low back dress. I have boobs but do not have a low back dress so I haven’t tried this though. No clue how but I guess it’s a beauty pageant trick so I’m sure you could find it on google
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2015 - On the Beach in Negril, Jamaica
There are these wraps that cut inches after a few hours. I used them a while back and dropped back down 3 sizes over 2 and a half weeks. Kinda pricey, nothing permanent, but effective for the time being. They’re called it works. I plan to use them again coming up to my pics and wedding. It rids water weight etc. You clean the skin with Witch Hazel apply the wrap, wrap saran wrap and leave it. I put in a few movies then removed them. One every 3 days. Drink TONS of water.
Post # 12
You know what else it could be? Where you near your period time? I tried on my dress a few days ago and my boobs were massive because it was the week before aunt flo visited. I retain water at that time too so it makes me fuller than I am.
those things come Into play too so keep that in mind.
i suggest you continue your low sodium, low sugar diet with a ton of water, and you’ll see the big difference soon. Also take fiber. It makes you go to the bathroom more and you get rid of a lot of unwanted stuff.
You want your dress to be tight. You’ll be wearing it all day on your wedding day and it will definitely stretch.