Post # 1
Has anyone else lost weight right before their wedding? And I don’t mean a few pounds, I mean 16 lbs in 3 weeks and showing no sign of stopping. The reason for this is because my doctor stopped on of my medications a few weeks ago- he mentioned weight loss was a like side effect but I didn’t think it would be so fast and so severe! I’ve lost so much weight I’m afraid my dress won’t fit. Wedding is on June 17th so not much hope of having my dress resized by then. Was anyone else in this situation? How did you handle it?
Thanks so much!
Post # 2
teddserberry : First measure yourself and see how many inches. Then make a call to the seamstress you used and see what they say. Don’t rule anything out. Sometimes they can add loops and things. See what they say. Fwiw, I had an evening gown (granted not a wedding dress) shortened two weeks before an event.
What type of dress is it? What’s the shape and sleeves? Or no sleeves? Etc.
Post # 3
sweatergal007 : Thank you for calming me down and being the voice of reason! I just stepped off the scale and freaked out a little. I don’t know what my exact measurement was when I bought the dress (I could call and ask the seamstress) but my pants are all quite loose now so I imagine a few inches. My dress is an aline with a corset bodice and little cap sleeves – the sleeves will be fine and hopefully the corset can just be tightened to make it work?
Post # 4
I would have thought the corset could jut be tightened and the skirt hopefully will be fine anyway if it’s a line. Do you have another appointment coming up with your seamstress ?
Post # 5
I think it can definitely be done! I ordered my dress a year ago (it’s an all-lace trumpet). I had my first fitting 2 weeks ago after losing about 30 pounds. The dress was so baggy that it actually looked like an A-line shape rather than a trumpet! My seamstress didn’t even bat an eye, she just started pinning! I go for my second fitting on Saturday so I will know more then about how it looks, but I think you will be fine- especially with a corset back! Good luck!
Post # 6
3 weeks is plenty of time for a seamstress, but Id be worried about continuing to lose weight! It seems dangerous to be losing that much weight so quickly, I’m confused why your dr is ok with it?
Post # 7
jellybellynelly : Its a long story, but I started taking a medication about 5 years ago and I gained 115lbs in 2 years. I gains about another 20 over the next three years. For many reasons my doctor decided to stop the medication (and it was the right thing to do since I feel SO MUCH BETTER!) but since I no longer have the medication in my system my body is just dropping all the extra weight. Other than eating regularly and not working out excessively (I go for a walk everyday but I stopped everything else) there really isn’t much we can do to curb it since it’s happening naturally – it’s not due to an illness or unhealthy lifestyle. I’m torn because I need to lose weight but I didn’t think it would happen this quickly!
I tried on my dress last night and it was a bit loose in the bust area, but luckily the shape of the skirt hid any lower body weight loss, and the corset was able to be tightened so that it mostly fit. Ive got an emergency meeting with my seamstress tomorrow to see what we can do!
Post # 8
teddserberry : Oh sorry, I didnt mean to make you feel like you had to justify it to me! Just seemed like a lot very quickly. At least you have a corset – so much more forgiving on weight fluxuations!
Post # 9
I think 3 weeks will be fine! I just had my final fitting and my dress is still too big in the waist and a smidge in the bust- but better a bit loose than too snug! You did the right thing by getting an appointment right away! Best of luck!!
Post # 10
teddserberry : a good seamstress can work wonders! Don’t stress!