(Closed) a touch worried about my dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Wasn’t a thing for me but I had a friend that had gastric bypass and weight was falling off.  She even lost weight between the alterations and the wedding even when she was trying not to.   She unfortunately ended up needing a new dress and she bought hers small in anticipation.

40 pounds is a lot but it really depends on the dress.  20 lbs up or down are usually around the max for easy alterations.  You probably should consult someone now or look for alternative dresses depending on how much time you have. :/

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

It depends on the dress you have. I would be concerned with the inches you have lost more so than the weight. Typically dress sizes are about 1-1.5″ difference in measurements. That translates to about 20lbs difference per size. Everyone is different but it’s a starting point. Most dresses can be altered 1-2 sizes no problem. You may be in the clear but it really depends on your dress and body type 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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janedw:  I haven’t lost a significant amount of weight, but my dress was sample and purchased a few sizes too big. My seamstress charges the same to take it in, regardless of the amount. I’ve paid $150 just for it to be taken in, and still have to do the hem/bustle. This is in the greater Seattle area (went out of the city for the best work/price).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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janedw:  I’m not sure if I articulated that correctly, my dress was easily taken in 3-4 sizes (size 26 to an 18/20) and still looks great! Is your dress very heavily beaded? If not, it should really not be a problem.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Also wanted to add, that my dress has a very involved bottom (Maggie Sottero Primrose) and it wasn’t an issue so so complications are fine. I just know beading is tough.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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janedw:  Damn girl! Good job! The lack of beading will definitely help! What shape is your dress?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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steen425:  I was wondering what seamstress you are going to? I am currently in the lookout for one in the seattle area as well 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I lost 40 lbs prior to getting my wedding dress altered (it almost fit when it came in). It was totally fine, you’ll be fine. My dress was also heavvvvvily beaded, and the seamstress was not concerned at all.

No need to stress! Before and after:

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