(Closed) Did you/would you buy a dress that was too small?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I fit into the sample that was an 8 but one of my measurements said 10. They go by the biggest measurement so I was a 10. Call me crazy but I’m one of the mental size people, I couldn’t bear to wear double digit size down the aisle. I have a year so I plan to lose 8lbs but I didn’t think until after the sample was likely stretched fron many people trying it on. I’m not too worroed though..

Post # 18
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I could, to a certain degree.  I have a 7 lb/1 size weight swing that happens all the time.  I know exactly what my measurements are at my lowest weight, and I know it takes me about a month and a half to go from highest weight to lowest weight without too much stress.

I would never buy a dress in a size that was smaller than I had ever been, though.

Post # 19
2898 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I did. I had already lost 20 pounds on the day I bought the dress, and I was pretty confident I’d lose at least another 20 before the wedding. I bought the dress one size smaller than I’d measured, and it wound up being taken in at least another size once it arrived for my fittings. 

Post # 20
8467 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wish I did. They had to keep taking it in so much. But I wouldn’t advise it since it’s obviously easier to take it in then to let it out. 

Post # 21
4302 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I didn’t.  At the time I was married, I was a street size 10 – I bought the dress off of oncewed.com & it was a JCrew dress.  It was a size 12.  It ended up working out pretty good because of the girls, if you know what I am saying.  Had I gotten a 10 and tried to get to a street size 8, it would have been a nightmare.

I generally need other things besides a wedding to motivate me to lose weight.

Post # 22
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I did! They told me I needed a 6… I bought a 4, and actually GAINED weight, but still didn’t need any alterations except some beading fixed (dress came broken GRR) and a bustle!

Post # 23
9791 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Probably not..maybe it if was one size and I was borderline.  They recommended I order a 12 (based on my hips only) but I went ahead and bought the 10.  I tried on the sample size 10 and it fit fine.  So I didn’t have any problems with it.

Post # 24
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Never in a million years. I would be devestated if I order too small and didn’t get down to that size. Chances are if you do lose some weight they could take it in. So not worth the risk though.

Post # 25
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I bought my dress and inch and a half too small in all my measurements. When I first got it i could barely slide it up. Not that I have been (healthily I swear!!!!!!!!) losing weight it finally slips up nice and easy and I can move and dance :D. I made sure to try it on with enough time for alterations if i got too lazy.

Post # 26
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not sure if I could have ordered too small because it probably wouldn’t have fit my hips even if I lost weight. I did have to take the top part in a lot though, which has been kind of annoying.

Post # 27
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@beachbride1216:  Yes!! You motivated me a little!!

I would order a size smaller with a lace up back. The dress would be my motivation. My main reason for losing the weight would not be for the wedding though. 

Post # 28
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I did and it fits…actually it needs to be made smaller in the bust now.

Post # 29
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPanda99:  Nope…because I won’t be losing weight prior to the wedding. I actually bought mine one size biggger. The size 6 I tried on fit like a glove except for the last two inches where it would not zip past my ribcage. So I ordered a size 8 and it will have to be taken in everywhere.

Post # 30
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I did , but not on purpose. I bought my dress from a brinde online. I got the exact size I tried on at the stroe that fit perfect. My dress arrives and have about an inch-inch and a half that would zip in the back. I lost the weight pretty easily so it worked out fine.

Post # 31
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did not and would never do it. That would be so stressful! I would probably go nuts over losing extra weight in order to be able to fit into a dress. And going crazy over weight loss is never a good idea!

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