(Closed) Confenssion: I don’t have a dress yet. (Or: “[email protected] [email protected]!”)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you considered an adjustable dress (otherwise known as corset back)?

Post # 4
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Are you saying you have a dress but it’s too small? How many sizes smaller is it?

Post # 6
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

great job on getting back into the swing of things! i wish i could do the same – i keep telling myself ill get back in the gym but it never happens.

I would cut your losses and go find another dress – you don’t need the stress of a wedding AND trying to fit into a dress. Go find something that you feel great in! if you feel good it will show in the pictures. ask about samples the salon may be willing to sell- maybe browse recycled bride for a used dress? try a chain like DB or Group USA who tend to get their dresses a little faster than salons who carry designer dresses.

Post # 8
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Buy a dress as soon as possible in your current size. Consider corset back, since those are easily adjustable. If you continue to loose weight, have alterations done ~4-6 weeks before the wedding

Post # 9
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

So glad you’re back on track! I hope things have calmed down for you, that sounds like a really awful time 🙁

I know the window depends on your seamstress and your dress. At this point, it might be worth getting a sample you like and taking it to a seamstress. I’m on WW, and the lady working on my dress pushed the first fitting to April – but my dress fits “ok” now, it’s just a smidge too big and needs hemming and a bustle, so at most I will be down 1 size.

From “shopping” alterations options, you may better off going with a private person/shop – the salon where I bought my dress quoted me a 4 month window and couldn’t promise a week-of fitting. The woman who’s actually altering it will have it done in 6 weeks and said we could do a day before if that was what I needed.


ETA – is retail an option? A place like J Crew or The Limited or Nordstrom?

Post # 11
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ok so from what you are saying the dress you have is not an option. That leaves you with 2 options, you can start now and scope out local stores to see how long it would take to get a dress and ask about buying the sample or 2. You could always purchase a dress preowned. Seeing how you seem a bit indecisive, I would not suggest buying online unless you have tried it on before or know it’s “the dress.”

As far as losing weight goes… I would continue to try but would definitely purchase a dress that has a corset back. However, I would purchase a dress size that is on the mid to larger side. This way if you lose weight you have room to tighten it. If you purchase a dress a few weeks from now and lose 5-10 lbs it can be altered by just pulling the corset tight. Depending on where you lose your weight you may need other mintor alterations. Seamstresses don’t like to cut it short but they will do it.

I say start shopping around for a corset dress and stay motivated! Good Luck!

Post # 13
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

they can take dresses in a lot more than they can let them out.  (the consultant at my salon told me that the dresses are MADE such that you can take them in up to three sizes without messing with the structure of it.)  find a dress in the size that fits you now and have alterations done starting at around 6 weeks out from your date.  at this point, you’ll definitely have to rush order a dress, and you may even have to buy off the rack.  you’ll find something you love though!  good luck!

Post # 14
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Take your dress to a good bridal seamstress before you write it off if you still like it.  Unless it’s the kind of deal where you can’t even fit your thigh in there anymore, they might be able to do something with it.

If you really can’t, consider a store like David’s, where they have dresses in the store in multiple sizes.  You could theoretically do this up until the day before the wedding if you’re not real picky about the dress, because they can do cash-n-carry type of things.

Post # 15
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wish I could give you advice on this but I just want to send my condolences and just say everything will be okay =) Tough situation! I’m in a similar boat with weight and dress. It was a little too small but I want to lose more, so I hope it can be altered a lot. =( very stressful with a wedding in two months.

Post # 16
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Start looking soon, don’t wait until the end of Feb. If for some reason you can’t quickly find a dress you could be in a complete mess. Look for a dress soon and find a corseted one. If you still need to, take it to a seamstress closer to the date.

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