Post # 1
I have to buy a dress within the next two weeks. I have not lost a pound like I wanted to. I keep telling myself I am going to go to the gym everyday and lose weight. If I go to the gym for the next two weeks and actually lose weight and fell good about doing it, when I order my dress should I order it a size smaller? I plan on losing at least 60 lbs or more if I can.
Post # 3
Personally I wouldn’t order the smaller size. You can always have the dress altered to fit a smaller frame but it’s much more difficult the other way around. Trust that you’ll lose the weight without the threat of not fitting into the dress. Wedding planning is stressful enough!
Post # 4
It never works out for me. I would just buy it in the size you need now and get it altered when the weight comes off, or find the one you love from somebody that has a gently used gown or even a NWOT or NWT, never worn one in a smaller size when you get there! 🙂
Post # 5
If you get the dress in your current size, and then lose the weight, it can still be altered to fit you–and you’ll be thrilled enough about the weight loss not to mind the cost. Conversely, if you get it too small, you may not be able to get it altered to fit you, and even if you can, you’ll be miserable about BOTH the failure to lose the weight and the cost. I would definitely say to get it in your current size.
From what I’ve seen, getting the dress a size smaller never provides the motivation to lose weight. All it does is to add stress to an already stressful time.
Post # 6
I AM DOING ONE SIZE SMALLER BECAUSE AS OF YESTERDAY I HAVE LOST 6PDS!!!!! AND I WILL DEFINATLY GET IT ALTER IF I LOSE MORE…BUT I AM, LOSING IT MORE EVERY DAY…SO ONE SIZE SMALLER NO PROBLEM!!!
Post # 7
I’d say no, don’t get the smaller size in hopes of loosing weight. Buy the dress for your size now, and alter it later. I’ve lost 15 lbs in the last 6 months, and thought about getting a smaller size. Ultimately I decided I’d be too traumatized if the dress was too small. So I bought mine based on my measurements now.
Post # 8
Definitely get the dress that fits you now! Much easier to fix if you lose weight than if you don’t and have a dress that is too small.
Post # 9
I know this is an old thread, but would your answers differ if the dress had a corset back? Would it be okay to order the dress a size smaller if it had that kind of leeway?
Post # 10
@summer7911:it would depend on the shape of the dress and how you want the corset to look. if it’s a mermaid, don’t order smaller because the hips/thighs won’t fit if you don’t lose the weight. if it’s a ballgown, those measurements don’t really matter, but if you don’t lose weight the gap between the sides of the corset will be much wider and a lot more ribbon will show, so it just depends on your preference.
Post # 11
If it has the leeway with a corset to go bigger, it can also go smaller. So get it in your own size to be safe.
Post # 12
By no means do I mean to discourage you but is that realistic? You plan on losing 60lbs by May?
I want to lose weight, but I also dont want to freak or stress myself out and not have a dress to wear!
You can get away with a size if you have a corset back!
Post # 13
@CupCakeMeg: Thats what I was thinking too. It was 2 months ago, but that still doesn’t seem like a realistic or healthy goal.