(Closed) Anyone worried about being too small for their dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Most dresses need alterations anyway, so you should be fine. Altering it two sizes down should be no problem. I’m a street size 2 but the store ordered a size 6 for me, partly due to my bust being 34D.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am in the same boat. I have actually been sick for about 3 months now. It started with migraines and now I am very dehydrated, I am having tons of tests ran every week. Anyhow, I have lost about 15 lbs. I am hoping to start feeling better soon and gain at least 5-10lbs back, but who knows. I think that you will be fine, you can get it altered and it will fit you like a glove. =)

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You’ll need alterations I’m sure but it’s way easier to take it in than it would be if you’ve gained weight! Good for you for being healthy and fit! You should feel good about yourself and not worry about it.

I ordered mine in the size I was when I bought it (bridal size 16) and I’ve lost 10lbs already and plan on about 25 more before the wedding in August so, umm, talk about alterations! I wasn’t gonig to be that person that orders the dress in a smaller size as “motivation” though bc that’s just stupid. No offense to anyone who did that, but I mean you know it’s kind of dumb and a huge risk either consciously or subconsciously. Don’t lie.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would call the bridal store right away and speak to the manager.  Have the manager call Maggie to see if they started on your dress yet, if not may be you can go down a size.  My dressmaker guessed on my size based on her sample.  The dress was a 10 when I was more like a 6.   I am now a 2, and she is having to sew a new dress because taking it in would destroy the shape.   My dress is very close fitting so it may vary depending on the dress you ordered.   It never hurts to ask and make sure you talk to someone in charge.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

ME!! I’m losing weight and having a bust reduction done in May. I let them know about both. When I tried on the dress it was a 10 and fit pretty well (except my boobs barely fit). I’m thinking it will be way too big post surgery and weight loss.

Post # 8
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

that’s awesome that you’re settling into a new healthy lifestyle! taking a dress in is definitely easier than taking it out. the feasibility also depends on the style of the dress–lots of intricate beading, drapery, or other things might make it tougher.

if you’re particularly worried, maybe you could schedule an earlier fitting (than what is usually recommended) to see how everything fits and get the consultant’s recommendation on how much further you can lose and still be safe?

Post # 9
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

oh, and yeah, i’m worried about being too small in my dress–in the BOOB region!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had to order a new dress when I (not even intentionally) lost too much weight.  Then I just kept shrinking, and my alterations lady had a talk with me!  It was 2 weeks before the wedding and she was concerned that if I lost anymore weight she would have to re-hem both layers of the bottom of the dress, since it would hang down more.  I had to pretty much pig out to maintain my weight.

Oh, and don’t worry, btw…my consistant weight loss was a result of going off of a medication!  I have since leveled off.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Me, too!  I’m a little worried, but since we measured to fit my hips (the largest part of MY body), I’m hoping it will all work out okay.  At most I think I’ll shrink two sizes (was a 10, hope to be a six) & that won’t be too hard for the seamstress to handle.  I’m more concerned that the boobage area will just SWIM on me, but the store assured me that the seamstress can fit bra cups into the dress to “make it work!”

@Kittyachi: I totally feel you on buying REAL dress size at fitting.  I was SOO tempted, knowing that I planned on losing weight & that, when I’m dedicated, I drop at LEAST a size…but who knows what could happen between purchase & final fitting?  It’s so much easier to nip & tuck the dress than to let it out…so I went with my real dress size at the time.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Don’t worrie at all!! I didn’t lose any weight but for some reason the store ordered me a size 6 dress & I am in between a 2 & 4. So when my dress came in I was swimming in it. I didn’t panic cause I remebered my cousin saying that you would rather it be to big then to small. I went to 4 fittings after that & I am so happy to say that they did an amazing job on my dress. So don’t worry at all your bridal salon has great seamstresses & they know exactly how to fit your dress to your body.

Post # 14
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1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thanks Goldilocks! I am getting results tomorrow for some of my tests…so anxious!! I am just ready to know what is going on! =)

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

It’a a double edged sword isn’t it ladies… I planned on losing weight, and was very successful.. so much so that the extensive alterations cost exceeded the cost of my dress… c’est la vie, I’ll take healthy and expensive over too fluffy and cheaper any day!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Im a little worried too but not too much since I havent gone in for a fitting yet. I wasnt planning to lose any weight because Im very comfortable with my body and I work out normally but then I weighed myself the other day and Ive lost 7 lbs since November. SO I guess I just have to start eating  more 🙂

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