(Closed) Dress Worries

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Maybe you’ve lost weight but you’ve gained muscle?  Or maybe you had a little bloat on the day you tried it on.  I wouldn’t freak out…… most dresses can be taken in or let out a certain amount of sizes, but you might not even end up needing to do that.  Just stick to your diet/exercise plan as you normally would.  If you’re really concerned, maybe add in a little extra cardio – especially if it’s something don’t normally do as part of your regular routine – such as spinning, or running. 

Post # 5
2893 posts
Sugar bee

Is there a chance all you need is a 2nd person to do the zipping? I have a dress at home that fits super snug, but still fits, and in order for it to zip I need a 2nd pair of hands. Otherwise I can’t zip it up and it makes it seem like I don’t fit into it. Would that be a possibility?

I’d try it on again on another day. I agree that temporary bloat could have been the issue.

Post # 6
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Maybe try it on with Spanx next time too.

The dress at the store, since it was the sample could be streched out from being old/many woman trying it on. This happend to me- I went dress shopping and the sample dress fit perfect, but after taking my measurements I had to order the size up.

Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If you tried on the sample then it is usually stretched out from multiple people trying it on. The new one is tight because it hasn’t been “broken in”. It’s kind of like a brand new pair of shoes. I would try to lose more or try Spanx.

Post # 8
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

No suggestions….. but yay for being from Petaluma.  I am a Santa Rosa bride.  I do know that seamstresses will do practically anything for enough money.  Even if it is more difficult she will make sure you keep the buttons down the back.  I am sure it will all work out and you will be gorgeous.  

Post # 9
43 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

As previous posters have said, don’t stress. Could have been bloat, time of the month, etc.  Your seamstress should be able to let it out a little bit?  

I would eliminate processed foods, even artificial sugars like splenda, etc. and drink lots and lots of water.  Even some veggies like broccoli can cause bloat.  Sounds like you already have an active lifestyle and eat right, so definitely keep that up. 

Good luck!

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