Post # 17
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
@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
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
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
I did and it fits…actually it needs to be made smaller in the bust now.
Post # 29
@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
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
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!