Post # 1
I went to my parent’s house last week to try my dress on with my shoes, veil, and necklace. I’ve gained some weight in the last month (FI’s been out of town so I’ve been eating out every meal), and my dress was definitely too small in the bust area – I feel a little pornographic (and fat. Bleh).
Anyway, I’ve got 9 months until the wedding so I’m not too worried about dropping a few lbs, but I’m worried that this is simply a too much boob for too little dress issue. I don’t think the cup can be opened on my dress during alterations because of the organza pleating on the bodice, so I’m really worried. I have enough time and money to reorder the dress in a bigger size, but I need to do so now.
So…someone talk me off a ledge, please.
Post # 3
I think for most women, one of the first places you lose weight will be in the chest area.
I’m not one to tell someone that they need to lose weight, but if you want to lose some weight, I think it will fit better. I’m assuming when you tried it on when you purchased it that it didn’t look this way?
I’m not a seamstress, but I think the only thing they *may* be able to do is let it out a little on the sides so it’s not smushing your bust.
Post # 4
@MissCountryGirl727: I have zero problems with someone telling me I need to lose weight. Bottom line is I’m not happy how I look in the dress right now and refuse to look that way on my wedding day. My mom and FI keep telling me “you look great, you don’t need to lose weight”. Which is nice at all, except…um, I don’t want to look like that in my wedding pictures. I’ve just never been a position in my life where I NEED to lose weight, which is kinda scary – I don’t really know how!
The sample, surprisingly enough, was a size smaller and looked approximately 20 times better (ie, little-to-no overflow), which is a freaking bummer. (see below)
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
@MissCountryGirl727: I agree – you’ll lose weight in your chest first.
I would just change things up a bit and go back to your regular routine, and maybe be a bit more concious of what you’re eating. By the time you get to needing alterations before the wedding I’m sure the dress will look great!
And honestly I don’t think it looks bad right now, but I completely understand wanting to feel amazing in your dress and if losing a little weight is the motivator – then go for it!
Post # 6
@StL.Ashley: are you wearing a bra under your dress? That might be contributing to your chest space issues….if you aren’t, I’d maybe check with your seamstress to see if you lower the back? Maybe make it into a subtle “v” shape to give a little more room up front?
I definitely wouldn’t order a new dress though! 🙂
Post # 7
@LivingInPink99: I am wearing a bra. It’s not padded or anything (just lined), but maybe that’s the problem?
Ugh. Who would’ve thought my lovely lady lumps would cause so much heartache?
When I was talking to FI about how my boobs are “hanging out all over the place” he failed to see the problem. Boys.
Post # 8
@StL.Ashley: yeah, I would lose the bra and see how much room it gives you then. Although I can see where your FI is coming from, I bet you’d feel a bit more comfortable with a little breathing room;)
Post # 9
I lost 6/8 lbs and it literally tranformed how the dress fit on me. Or at least transformed my perception of how it fit. So to answer ur question, yes, losing weight will help the dress fit better, imo.
Post # 10
The bust of your dress looks much smaller than that of the sample, there just isn’t room for you boobs in there which is why they are getting so squashed. I recently lost 30 pounds, and my bra size stayed exactly the same, it all came off by hips and butt. I think the bodice needs to be altered quite a bit to make enough room in the bust.
Post # 11
You might lose from your boobs, you might not. I would see if you could get it altered.
Post # 12
@StL.Ashley: if you do specific workouts aimed at toning your chest and arm area, you will lose some. And a lot of girls do lose some weight when they workout. My workout partner actually mentioned at least when she was 10lbs heavier she had boobs.