(Closed) Dress came in the mail and I'm dying!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which size dress to keep? Remember the wedding is 9.5 months away.

    10 (true size)

    14

  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Keep the one in your size and eat as you would normally. 

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    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 # 6
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    Busy bee

    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 # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

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    stephyhansen :  

    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
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    Busy bee

    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
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    Honey bee

    If you can maintain your size and wear the dress that fits you can save on the cost of alterations.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper

    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 # 12
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    Helper bee

    Keep the 10.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    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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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

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    meanttobee2018 :  
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    stephyhansen :  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
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    Sugar Beekeeper

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    stephyhansen : 

    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  

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