(Closed) Has anyone gone down one dress size? How many inches/pounds did it take?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 # 7
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1553 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
Hostess
16194 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’ve heard that in general, 10 lbs is a dress size.

Post # 11
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3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@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
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3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@beebeebuzzbuzz: i know i lost inches…. but i didnt keep track. 🙁 it was quite a feww though!

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