(Closed) Dress fitting in 13 days! Any quick tricks?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I suggest cutting out almost all carbs, and really restricting your sodium intake. Also, try to drink 1 oz of water per pound you weight. It’s what I do when I need to get bikini ready on short notice and it’s work wonders for me. Good luck! But it’s only a temporary fix, so you’ll have to really up your workouts and pay strict attention to your diet so that you actually get down to the size you want!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I’d suggest only losing weight that you know you can maintain up until the wedding without being miserable. I’d rather be a couple pounds heavier than miserable. The worst thing that could happen is you gain some weight back after your alterations have been done and then you don’t fit (or are stuffed) in the dress for your wedding.

They can always take it in again at your second fitting, but you’ll probably have to pay for it twice.

What are your trouble zones? Have you looked into body shapers?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you’re not getting married for a few months, can you push your fitting back? I agree – don’t go beyond what you can maintain. But there really is no trick – it’s calories in vs. calories out.  I would come up with a calorie intake that’s going to get you where you want to be quickly, without starving yourself, count calories and distribute them among balanced food groups.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I say use a body slimmer, I baught one at Macy’s and it really helped

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

hmmm, ok. I think you can lose 5-10 lbs in a month if you are serious about it. And in that amount of time you could actually reshape your body, not just drop lbs. So if you could push your fitting back just two more weeks it might make a difference.

If there’s no pushing it back, I’d cut out salt, only drink water, and follow a very strict diet and workout plan (and keep a calorie journal). There are some plans on self.com for losing 8 lbs in a month, so that 4 lbs in 2 weeks.

And then there are always spanx 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

My sister wore a belly bearing outfit for halloween and along with diet and workouts, she went to the sauna. This can be very dangerous, so you’d have to be careful, but it slimmed her down that extra little bit.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

If you can’t push back your fitting and just need ideas for depuffing, drink cranberry juice.  (The real stuff, not the stuff with all the sugar).  That will help with bloating. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wear a body slimmer.  Don’t do drastic weight loss, it will only make you emotional and unhealthy.

Post # 13
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162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

As far as two fitting goes, in my experience (from my own wedding and helping with friend’s weddings) the first fitting fixes everything, and the second fitting is just to make sure everything’s right.  So the earlier poster could be right that if they have to go back and fix major things again, you’d have to pay more.  You might want to check on that.

Also, you might want to take your measurements with a body slimmer on.  For me, they make me look better because everything’s firm and in place, but they actually increase my measurements because of the extra bulk of them.  Since at this point your probably concerned more with actual measurements, you should check on that.

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