(Closed) Help! I ordered my dress and lost weight, now it will be 3+ size too big!!!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t worry about it. An experienced seamstress won’t have any trouble taking it in. If you gained weight and were 3 sizes larger you’d have a problem because there wouldn’t be enough material to let it out. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m in the same boat! I ordered my dress in the end of October, and it just came in. They made me order a size 16.. I’ve let 15 + lbs and would easily fit a size 12 bridal. I still want to lose 10-15 more. Anyways it came in and they couldn’t even corset it because it was so big. But the right seamstress shouldn’t have any problems. They just told me to stop losing weight by June and maintain so it fits right for my August wedding.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@antonina:  wahoooooo!! Less than 5 months now!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I bought a size 14 sample gown, and I wear an 8. It started out huge on me, but it sized down no problem (in fact it’s now a little tight). A good seamstress should be able to handle it just fine.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If it seems funny when they pin it, request that they take some from the sides, and the zipper.  If it is really big, they may need to take it from the bust seams too.  Taking a small amount in several places keeps it from looking like the seams aren’t centered on your body. its more work, and so a higher price, but its an option you have if you feel you need it.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i had exactly the same thing happen… i bought my dress in a 12 a year and a half ago and lost 25 pounds. the seamstress at david’s bridal says i am now a size 8. it would have cost me the same amount to alter the 12 to an 8 as I paid for the dress. thankfully david’s bridal exchanged the 12 for the 8. 

basically, i think it depends on how much you want to spend on alterations. i spent a good deal of money to alter the 8 (because it still needed alterations).

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Transliterator:  Glad Im not the only one. Picking a holiday weekend was a bit nerve wrecking for me. Sounds like other girls took the plunge too! Im so glad we’re at less than 5 months to go!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I definitely know the stress you’re going through!!  I ordered my dress in late November and it just came in.  I’ve lost 30 pounds and I’m so scared I’m going to be swimming in it.  I would ideally like to lose some more before the wedding but I’m going to be taking it to my alterations lady next week so we’ll see then!  Kind of nervous to try it on!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Stargaze31:  don’t worry! i was a size 12/14 when i got my dress so i ordered the 14. i went down to a 12 by the wedding but just in the last year, i lost more weight (down to a 10) and i wanted to sell my dress so i put it on to see how it would fit a size 10 person. it has a corset back and my Darling Husband tightened it for me. it fit great and wouldn’t need any alterations for someone who is a size 10 soooo you probably won’t need as many alterations as you think you do. that’s the beauty of the corset back. they’ll probably need to take it in a bit on the sides but it won’t have to be drastically changed.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Stargaze31:  Dress twins!  I ordered my dress back in September, it arrived at the store in February.  I went to try it on and having lost only 15 lbs in that time, it was HUGE!  Completely tied up it still fell to the floor as soon as I let go.  Since February I am down another 18 lbs, and plan to loose another 7-15 lbs.  They store told me it will be fine – as long as I try to maintain my weight from the second (final) fitting to the wedding.  You will be good – like pp’s have stated a good seamstress will make it ft you like a glove as if it was made for your body! 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Stargaze31:  As a note from a seamstress….. the reason it doesn’t change by how many inches you’re taking it in is that you have to take apart the same number of layers and beads and lace on a dress no matter whether you’re taking it in half an inch or 4 inches.  And putting it back together is the same no matter how many inches.   

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