Post # 1
After a stressful week of feeling overwhelmed with all the organising I had my dress fitting today. I hadn’t seen the dress for 9 months and I have been exercising hard and eating healthy. Maybe a bit too hard.. my dress is mermaid and I couldn’t get it over my thighs- the stupid dressmaker kept going “you’ve put on weight, you’ve put on lots of weight.” She said it about 7 times. Way to make me feel good. My mum keep sticking up for me saying no no she’s lost it, she looks great. I ended up in tears cause I felt fat and horrible and I couldn’t fit into my dress 6 WEEKS before my wedding after I worked so hard…. Mum thinks I have built my thighs up due to all my exercise, but I feel terrible and they now have to let my dress out.
I don’t know what to do… I felt so good about myself before going in there and now I feel the lowest of lows.. and wish I had brought a non fitted dress…
Post # 3
Well, I think it’s great that you worked so hard, yes maybe they need to let it out a little, but remember it’s cos of all that great muscle you built up 🙂 once you try it on again, I am sure you will feel great, and you will see all the hard work you did paying off 🙂 (hugs)
Post # 4
My friend has that same issue with dresses. She’s a sporty girl too and it’s all thanks to muscle. Just saying, I rather have firm then flabby legs anyday. Yes, you may have to have your dress let out for your wedding DAY but the months after, you’ll have nice looking legs and I’m sure the fi won’t mind one bit. And how dare her say that to a bride! She’s not paid for rude comments!
Post # 5
I’m sorry – that sounds like a very frustrating situation! And that woman doesn’t sound all that nice or sensative, but all she can really tell you is if your shape has changed. I don’t think its all that uncommon to have things fit a little tighter if you gain some muscle, which is actually a good thing! If you were feeling great before you went in – thats the important bit, but I am sorry that it is causing you issues with your dress.
Post # 6
Go take a nice bubble bath, have a glass of wine, do something relaxing. I’m sure the stress of life and wedding planning is just getting too you right now. Like all the PP have said, being fit is NOT a bad thing. I’m sure by the next dress fitting everything will be perfect. Cheer up! =)
Post # 7
Oh just read the fellow bees post about finding out that her bf has testicular cancer… and I just got a very sharp snap back to reality… I just wrote a post having a cry because my dress is too small 6 weeks before the wedding and I was distraught and in tears.. BUT the most important thing in the world is the people we love.. nothing else matters…. we need to remember.. don’t sweat the small stuff… its just a wedding.. the most important thing is marrying the one you love. xoxo
My fiance said to me.. you could walk down the aisle in a hessian sack- you would still be the most beautiful woman and I’d still marry you….
Post # 8
EW that seamstress should be fired! That’s so incredibly rude and inappropriate to say to a bride, of all people. I have muscley quads as well, and it can make dress/pant shopping a little tricky. I wouldn’t worry too much about letting your dress out, because you know it’s not because you got fat, its because you got really fit! You should be proud of yourself! I know it’s easier said than done, but I’m sure you look beautiful!
Post # 9
@hanzabelle: I’m sorry you are feeling bad about your dress and what the dumb seamstress said to you…that was incredibly rude! People like that are exactly why I think brides should take a friend who is not afraid to be rude back lol. I definitely would have said something on your behalf!
You are so right about the most important thing being the people we love…that has become so much more evident to me lately and it is such a good lesson to learn and have in mind always. But don’t feel bad about crying and having a rant about your experience…you deserve to feel good about yourself after all of your hard work and eating good!