Post # 1
Has anyone else had this issue? I bought my Paloma Blanca as a sample and it fits me like a glove as it is right now! I don’t really have much weight to lose, I just want to tone up a bit. However, I’m scared because I don’t want to have to pay for alterations when the time comes. Also, I love the way that my body looks in it now with my curves (which is just my body shape, no matter what) and I don’t want to lose that.
Essentially, the only reason I want to lose weight/tone up is to lose some weight in my face. Has anyone else run into this issue?
Here’s a picture so you all can see what I mean. (sorry it’s huge)
Post # 3
Paloma Blanca dress … so pretty … was one of my top contenders! I also am a curvy bride and plan to lose a few pounds for the big day. Since your dress is a button back and not a corset as long as you don’t lose more than 5-10 lbs I think you should be ok. If you lose more you will most likely have to have it altered.
Post # 4
I just went thru this! I’m not telling you this to worry you but be very careful. I had my alterations and my final fitting 3 months before the wedding. I had been the same size for the past year so I had no weight change concerns at all. my dress fit like a glove, a snug glove, but perfectly! I decided to just try to lose a few pounds, maybe 5, just to give myself a ‘little breathing room’.
I tried on my dress the other day, wedding is in 34 days, and the few pounds I thought I had lost made a huge difference in the fit of my dress. I called my seamstress and luckily they were able to get me in right away and my dress does need to be altered. Unfortunately, my seamstress is going on vacation for 2 weeks so my dress now won’t be ready until the week before my wedding.
I know for alot of brides, it common to get their dresses a week or 2 before the wedding and have their final fittings alot closer to their wedding than i did mine, but after having the dress here at home for the past 3 months, its hard to let it go. My advice is if your going to lose a few pounds, be very careful on how you go about it and try on your dress often and know when you’ve lost enough then just maintain!
Post # 5
I had a mermaid, which fit like a glove when I tried it on. I waited until very close to the wedding (two weeks) to go back, because I wanted to lose as much as possible. They had to take my dress in from a 12 to an 8 and didn’t have a single problem with it.
For the record I only lost 8 pounds, but I lost about 12 inches, because I really toned up.
A good seamstress will be be able to do it, no problem. You just need to be prepared because it might end up being pricey….
Post # 6
Actually it’s a corset back mostly. There’s a zipper that goes from my thighs to right above my butt.
I think what I’m going to do is just tone my arms a bit, and if I lose weight in my face, awesome, if not, oh well haha.
Post # 7
I would skip the toning – since your dress is not a lace up in the back. Or have your alterations 10 days prior to your wedding.
Post # 8
@newbabybee: It is a lace up back 🙂 It’s just like 1/4 zipper where it doesn’t matter, lol.