Post # 1
I know everyone’s body reacts differently to weightloss, but I was just wondering, in general, if I wanted to aim to be a dress size smaller, how many pounds I should try to lose? How many pounds did you have to lose to go down to the measurements of the next smallest dress size?
I’m a dres size 10 in the waist, (6 in street clothes, and an 8 in dress size for hips and bust). I ordered my dress in my current waist size because it is so thick, but I would like to set a goal to go down to an 8, which is 2″ smaller in the waist, so that I could have more of an hourglass definition. I know it doesn’t matter what the number says because the alterations will make my dress fit snugly once I lose the weight, but I just want to plan on doing this to set a personal goal.
Also, I’m doing this out of curiosity because I could have bought my dress as a sample size 8 for hundreds less, and I know I’ll always be wondering if I should have bitten the bullet and gotten it.
So for the ladies that were able to lose weight, or in the process of doing so, how much did you lose, and how did that translate into inches and dress sizes?
Post # 3
I haven’t done it for wedding dresses, but I’m 5’3″, at one point weighed about 145 lbs (street size 8), then dropped to 135 lbs (street size 4/6) and even 128 (street size 2/4). Right now I’m 134, so we’ll see how things go – my wedding dress is a bridal size 8, but it’s being taken in a little and has a corset back for extra cinching potential if things go well.
I’d recommend a corset back if you can have one put in, because they provide such great definition and hourglass shape. I don’t know how tall you (as far as how much weight to lose), but cutting calories and doing cardio will get you there, and some weights will make you slimmer all over (but especially tone your arms, which will be nice).
Hope this helps a little?
Post # 4
For me, five pounds equals a dress size, but I’m short (For real sort and that 5 pounds is really hard to reach!). I hear the magic number is 10.
Post # 5
i am 5’6 and hourglass shape, ive gone from a 22 to a 14/16 in 45 lbs…. id say it takes me about 15 lbs each size…. i ordered my dress in a 16 20 lbs ago and now i wish i would have gotten the 14… its huge. so go with your gut.
Post # 6
@Miss OBG, thanks, that was helpful. I forgot to mention my height. I’m 5’5.5″, 140 pounds. So i’m a little bigger than you, but not too far off to not fit into an 8 I don’t think. My dress has a corset inside, but it has buttons outside, so it doesn’t have as much cinching power as an all-corset dress.
@Lames and @stephanie63087 Thanks for your input ladies. I’ve been told the magic number is 10-20 pounds by salespeople, so based on what you told me that seems about right. Did you guys lose any inches off your waist?
Post # 7
I’m 5’3″ and find that for me, about ten pounds is a dress size. At 135, I’m an eight. If I go up to 145, I’d be a ten. If by some miracle, I get to 125, then I wear a six, and WAYYY in the distant past, I weighed 115 and was about a four.
Post # 8
I lost 7 lbs, now I am 133, so my dress size is an 8 but when I ordered it I had to get a 10.
Post # 9
I am 5’6″ and have a medium frame. When I was 185 I was a size 12. Now I’m 165 and a size 8. For me, 10lbs is a dress size.
Post # 10
I’ve heard that in general, 10 lbs is a dress size.
Post # 11
@Lames: I also heard to drop one size down you need to lose 10lbs. Not sure if that holds true for every person though.
Post # 12
@beebeebuzzbuzz: i know i lost inches…. but i didnt keep track. 🙁 it was quite a feww though!