(Closed) dress fittings when losing weight?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

See if you can get a corset back on your dress.  That way, should you lose an inch or so, it won’t be that noticable.

As for the shoes, do you have a pair picked but not shipped?  At the fitting, wear shoes that are the same height so you know how the dress will look.

Post # 4
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’m in a really similar boat on both fronts! I just ordered 5 pairs of shoes from Zappos, and they all either didn’t fit and/or were horribly uncomfortable. So disappointing! I’m also dieting and plan to lose 10-15 pounds before my wedding. Congrats on your weightloss, by the way! I love the idea of corsetting my dress, but I have a feeling it’s going to be super expensive at my far-too-posh-for-me bridal salon. My first fitting is September 17, and my dress fits me perfectly. I think I’m going to ask that she alter the hem first, and then wait until the second fitting to alter the upper portion. I can do that, right? That sounds like a good idea, at least in theory…

Post # 5
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had my final fitting at the beginning of July and the dress fit perfectly.  Ive lost 10 lbs since then *cue freak out*  I’m so worried about my dress fitting because my wedding is next weekend!!!  I’m going in on Tuesday to pick up the dress and hopefully they can alter it same day if need be…. *crosses fingers*

Post # 6
23 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ littleteapot, First, congrats on your weightloss! Second, I would go to the scheduled fitting and talk to the seamstress about your goals. She will be the best person to advise you on this, timeline/cost wise. But in most cases, if they are already working on the side seam, then they wont notice if you loose too much more weight, it will just have to be worked on again, make sure you schedule another fitting for 1 mth before the wedding, because this is the closest to the “hormonal” state your body will be in, and then don’t worry later if the dress is too big/small in the bust at visits after that. It will fit the day of the wedding.

@ Ms. Gremmlin, I would not hem the dress until the bodice is correct. The hem could drop/shorten, and you would have to pay again to have it adjusted to be correct. I have seen this happen to a lot of brides, but our stores seamstresses were very good about trying to fix the hem last. I would not wait longer than 4 weeks before the wedding before starting though.

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