(Closed) Bridesmaid dress is reallllly tight! – HELP!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
3723 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re worried about the dress fitting, I’d go completely no/low carb, dairy free, gluten free, artificial sugar free, etc, since it’s only for 11 days. That means cutting out the yogurt and the fruit. I’d do meat, veggies (carrots are actually a pretty high carb vegetable), and water for the next 11 days and see if that does the trick. Depending on how heavy you are, it is possible to drop 10 pounds in that amount of time (although the vast majority of that will be water weight that you will gain back when you start eating carbs again). I don’t normally recommend crash dieting, but this is kind of a sticky short-term situation.

Post # 3
1968 posts
Buzzing bee

I’d take it to a seamstress to see if they can let it out a bit. I’d rather be safe and feel comfortable than hope for the best with a new eating regimen. Although I lose wight really slowly, so I’d never count on eating healthy (but thats a personal decision)


Post # 4
45656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Depending on the style of the dress and how many vertical seams it has, it might be able to be let out easily without anything as drastic as a corset. You can usually get at least 1/2 ” per seam.

Frankly, if it’s that tight I would get it altered now.

Post # 6
1968 posts
Buzzing bee


HoneyBee827:  Yes, a couple inches will take it from too tight to perfect! Good Luck!

Post # 7
46 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

Try exercising a bit too…especially sit ups crunches lunges ect


Post # 8
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Try the seamstress, if nothing can be done look up getting a “body wrap” type treatment. They definitely aren’t long lasting but it would be perfect for losing a ton of water weight (and possibly inches) just for a short period of time. They are also good for your skin and you can treat yourself to a spa day!

Post # 9
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m glad you’re going with a seamstress. Generally manufacturers of bridesmaid dresses tend to add extra fabric in case of situations like this. I had to get mine taken out a tad as well within a week of the wedding. Good luck!

Post # 10
22 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Hotel Bethlehem

One of my recent friends had this issue. This actually works as long as you don’t cheat. It’s a three day juice cleanse. I would suggest doing it at least 7 days before the wedding that you can ease back into solids after the detox. She did the cleanse during work for three days we worked together and her only complaints was a slight headache. I asked her after each meal if she felt hungry and I was amazed when she told me she felt full. She lost a total of 6lbs, 2 lbs each day.  Here is the website through dr.oz :


 I hope you everything works out!!


Post # 11
31 posts

try exercise and make some alternations for your dress, balance it, choose the easy way to help you !

Post # 12
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

HoneyBee827:  Glad you went with the seamstress and hope it works, trying to drastically change your shape to fit a dress that should fit you anyway is unlikely to be fun or particularly healthy.

Post # 13
5703 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

HoneyBee827:  Go to a seamstress and see what they can do.  Don’t torture yourself to fit into a dress when a few tailoring adjustments may fix the problem!

Post # 14
3004 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

a seamtress or tailor can let it out. Sounds like it needs like a 1/2 inch which all dresses have at least that much to give.

Post # 15
284 posts
Helper bee

I would definitely try to let it out, even an inch will help you. The other option is to go braless, my bridesmaid tried her dress on and freaked out because it was too tight. Turned out that if she went braless, it was just a little snug and she decided not to have it let out and just went braless.

Fingers crossed this works out for you!

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