Post # 1
Here is the dress I bought
Im 5′ 1″ and 150 pounds. I’m working hard to lose weight before my wedding (October 13, 2012). I’m guessing I’ll lose about one or two dress sizes. Do you think this dress can be altered from a size 10 to a size 6 or 8? I’m so nervous about losing too much weight! I love my baby <3
Post # 3
I’ve heard you can only alter a dress down by the maximum of two dress sizes. Anymore than that you will start altering the entire shape of the dress.
Post # 4
I think a lot of it depends on the particular dress, but I would think it would be fine. I’m sooo tiny, but I found a size 4 dress I love.. I’m smaller than a size zero, and they altered it no problem. But I would probably talk to whoever is doing your alterations, just to make sure!
Post # 5
I agree that it depends on the dresss, the overall structure and amount of detail on it. My dress is a sample, size 12, and they’re altering it to a 4 with no harm to the look of the dress.
Post # 6
2 sizes shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve lost about 5-6 inches and there shouldn’t be a problem. I would suggest arranging a consult with your alterations person which should set your mind at ease and give you a good idea. Btw good job on not ordering 2 sizes too small and trying to fit it.
Post # 7
I have a link to the dress in my original post. I couldnt add the actual picture to the thread because I’m on my iPad 😛
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
A size 10 can usually go down to a 6 (2 dress sizes) no problem. Sometimes, they can come in even more. One of my good friends bought a sample (size 12) and took it in to probably a bridal 4 or 6 since she’s a 2/4.