Post # 1
I have a slight dress situation. I had weight loss surgery in February. My wedding is in October. I have no way of knowing what size I will be when October finally rolls around.
Since February I have lost 50 lbs ! I have gone from a 24 to about an 18 in TWO months. How do I go about buying a dress?
My mom is coming to see me next month, and really wants to go dress shopping with me while she is here. I know I won’t be able to order it, but what do I do?
My only solution is to pick a dress, and then order it late summer (as a hot rush) I will make sure it’s a corset back to leave a bit of extra space… but seriously, it’s stressing me out having no idea what to do! LOL
Post # 3
I say go dress shopping with mom while she is in town to get some ideas. You don’t necessarily have to pick THE dress then (although if you find it, great!) I would then find out the latest that you can order your dress and get it then. That way you can have a better idea of what works on the new body and perhaps not have to get a million dollars in alterations. Thats just my two cents.
Post # 4
If you order in May that only gives you 6 months to have a dress. If you find a dress you love I would ask the seamstress how difficult it would be to alter it to your size in September. Otherwise you might find yourself stressing about not having the dress you wanted. Just order it in the size you are now if you love it or be brave and order a size or 2 down and hope it fits.
Post # 5
I am going throught this right now. I had weight loss surgery last November, and am getting married this October. I am currently a size 20, but was a size 32 pre-op. I have lost 123 lbs in the last 5 months!
I have bought my dress, though. I am a street size 20, but a 22 in the dress I chose. I purposedly chose a dress with a corset back (more forgiving to size,) and no beading (easier to alter.) I also ordered smaller; a size 18 (16 street.) The dress shop told me that the dress can be taken in up to about 4 sizes ,but sizing UP is usually one size tops.
My advice is that if you can wait, wait. But keep in mind that high end designers (and designers like Maggie Sottero and Mori Lee,) take up to 9 months sometimes to get the dress in. Also, be honest with your consultants, and tell them your situation. Most of them have no idea how to handle this, I’ll warn you. I also REFUSED to try on any dresses in shops that did not carry plus sized samples. You must see what you are going to look like, even if you aren’t gonna look like the same person on your wedding day.
good luck! 🙂
Post # 6
@jessjess: I think thats sounding like what will happen… The Fiance would be very salty with me if I spent a million dollars in alterations 😉 LOL
@cincity75: I’m going to try to be brave 😛 I think I would be around a size 14, but at the same time if I “guessed” and was wrong, I would be heartbroken.
@nickelpickle75: CONGRATULATIONS! Sounds like you are doing amazing! I know I want a corset back for sure, and I think I will be a 12-14 by October (I HOPE!) I am quite limited in terms of dress shops here (You would think Las Freaking Vegas would have more shop options!) LOL… but I will call in regards to plus sized samples 😀 Also, if you use Obesity Help… find me! Mareacuda is my name there!