(Closed) How much…

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@okiediva: I’m curious about this as well. I purchased one size larger and I’ve lost a little weight since I first tried on dresses.

Post # 4
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was told that 2 sizes up or down is doable, but after that it starts messing with the integrity/design of the dress itself and it can be super expensive to make happen.

Post # 5
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I lost 30-35 lbs, and I had to get a new dress. My old dress was so big on me that the seamstress said it wouldn’t look right if we took it in. I like my new dress much better anyway 🙂


Post # 7
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I ordered up because I was between two sizes and then ended up losing about 15 or so pounds.  They were able to take it in no problem.  The only area I had problems with was the bust.  That was so big and we did the best we could, but it ended up being a little wonky looking.  No one else noticed, but I knew it layed differently than it had and I preferred the old way better.  I guess my message is know it might not be perfect, but if you push to make it perfect you may like it even less.  lol.  Don’t worry though.  The seamstress will deifnitely let you know if it’s an issue.

Post # 9
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You can physically take a dress in by up to 5 inches all around…BUT that would basically mean re-cutting most of the bodice and rebuilding it…this is not a cheap endeavour. And if you have sleaves you will be in big trouble since you can’t re-size the armscye, you basically need to start over.

Wait until as late as you can to order, but be prepared if you lose too many inches it may be cheaper to buy a new dress.

Post # 10
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I heard 2 sizes was the max as well. :S

@DeathByDesign: I like dress #2 better as well, you look great! 🙂

Post # 11
37 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve worked in bridal for 5 years.  You can typicall take a gown in 3 sizes without changing the look of the gown.  You usually can’t let it out more than 1-3 inches (this all depends on how much fabric the designer left in the seams.  Now, it all depends on the gown!  I purchased a sample for my upcoming Oct wedding and have already had it altered.  It’s an Eve of Milady size 12 sample and I had it taken in to fit me at a size 3!  It looks perfect!  I had a few issues because my bust are smaller than my hips/booty.  My seamstress ended up just adding 2 sets of bra cups and it’s perfect.  Gown fits like a glove and looks like it was cut for me!  If you have an awesome seamstress there are no worries!!! 

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