Post # 1
My Dreamy dress came in the mail!!! I got a beautiful dress on a sale of a lifetime but they didn’t have the size I was planning on getting (12) so smarty pants me decides I had to purchase two sizes at once. I could only purchase my true size (10) and the sample size I tired on (14). All the other bridal stores suggested getting a 12 and taking it in. Usually I would think this through but since it was on sale and running out I bought both and thought I’ll just return one. Now they are here in their pretty brown boxes and I just want to tear them open and dance in them! The problem is which one do I keep and love forever?
Obviously I’m going to try and find a seamstress and ask their professional opinion. But here’s my ordeal: I’m afraid if I keep the 10, which is to my exact measurements, and I gain weight in the 9.5 months I have until the wedding (semi likely as i stress eat, ok who doesn’t) and that they can’t let it out enough or the seam allowance is too small to let it out if it’s snug! Or I keep the 14 and it costs 3x as much to take in 3 sizes effectively ruining the sale price, or that the lace will get messed up from taking it in that much. I have to see what the seamstress says but I want to know what you all think!
Has anyone been in this situation before? Did you have your dress for a long time and just stay the same weight? Or has anyone take an all over lace dress in two sizes? Which one should I keep? Why did I buy both dresses?!
Post # 2
Keep the one in your size and eat as you would normally.
Post # 3
If your dress size hasn’t really fluctuated at all over the last couple of years I’d say keep the size 10. If it has by more than 1 size I’d say keep the 14….and, if you stress eat, do so with carrots! 😜
If it makes you feel better, at least you didn’t do what I did…I bought one a bit too small so now I HAVE to lose weight to fit into it lol……
Congrats on the dress….I’d love to see pictures!!!
Post # 4
yea that’s totally a good point. My weight has fluctuated over the past 12 years in a few year cycles. Most recently I starting loosing weight in Oct ’14 and over the past two years I have lost 50 pounds in total, but it has been pretty stable since about March. I’m actually feeling great about where I am now and don’t want to loose any more, but I am afraid of the pendulum swinging the other direction.
Post # 5
This is the 14 for reference. And because you asked. And because I love my dress.
Post # 6
Does your weight go up and down dress sizes normally, or are you usually always around a size 10 even with a bit of weight gain? If you are normally around a 10, I say keep the 10. A lot of brides tend to unintentionally lose weight before there wedding anyway without even trying. I know I did.
Post # 7
well in street clothes I’m down to a six which I haven’t worn since high school (11 years ago!) I was a pretty solid size 8/10 for most of the last 10 years, going up to a 14 in 2014. Then steadily back down to the now size. which is where I’d like to stay…
Post # 8
Based on this I’m voting for keeping the 10. I think you’ll be great and because you haven’t gone up at all in the last 2 years I’d say you’re pretty stable.
Its a beautiful dress by the way 😊
Post # 9
The dress in the photo doesn’t look like it needs an enormous amount of material taken in! Does it need more serious changes from the front?
Post # 10
If you can maintain your size and wear the dress that fits you can save on the cost of alterations.
Post # 11
I would speak with a seamstress, but I would be hesitant about taking that particular dress in more than 1-2 sizes; it looks like it would be a big job, and quite costly. So I would lean towards keeping the 10,and just watching your measurements between now and the wedding.
Post # 13
Talk to a seamstress about how much it would cost to take it in. I’m inclined to say keep the 10 but 9.5 months is a long way away and you don’t want any surprises. Having a dress you can’t get into is way worse then spending money on alterations.
Post # 14
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I can totally relate….as I also got my dress at the beginning of the year and now it is too tight!!! :+(
I am going to a seamstress on Saturday and if it cannot be let out ( just to be safe if i can’t trim off the weight) I may have to go another route and get a dress that fits me now, and sell the one I have! Uugh
it’s a terrible predicament I almost bought another one last night on ebay but then held off until after my appointment on Saturday.
If course I WANT to lose the weight and I’m trying is just tough especially around the holidays and I’m a STRESS EATER!! UUG
Just be realistic you know yourself best…. if you’re almost 100% certain your body will not change much get the 10 otherwise just be careful trust me you don’t want to be in my predicament!!!! LOL
oh…. my dress has the same scalloped lace at the bottom and through the bodice….so I can let you know what they say about letting it out after I meet with the seamstress on Saturday. I feel like it’s is about two or three sizes too tight in the hips area, but it could just be how it feels and not as bad as I think??? Lol
Post # 15
I was going to say yes keep the 10, but unless that dress in the pic is huge from the front , it doesn’t look that much too big , certainly not two full sizes . But that might be just good clipping I guess!
Lovely dress btw