(Closed) How much weight do I need to lose to fit into this dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How many pounds/kilograms I need to lose
    10lbs/5kgs : (4 votes)
    5 %
    20lbs/10kgs : (38 votes)
    44 %
    30lbs/15kgs : (27 votes)
    31 %
    40lbs/20kgs : (12 votes)
    14 %
    50lbs/25kgs : (2 votes)
    2 %
    More : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    13248 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Honestly, it’s almost impossible to say.  It depends on how/where you carry weight, where you lose from first what you’re eating, what your gym routine is, etc. 

    Post # 5
    2105 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Lbs are hard to say. The back of the dress is folded down a bit. If it weren’t, I would say you need to lose about 4 inches. Weight would depend on your height. If you’re 5’2 that might be 5-10 lbs. If you’re 5’11 that might be 20-30 lbs. 

    Post # 6
    7977 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    It depends on how many inches you need to lose. I find that a 2 inch size loss translates to around a 14lb weight loss in myself (I am 5 foot 0 inches tall, have lost about 35lb in the last few years, and have lost 3 inches off my waist… but my size and weight loss have not always corresponded directly). But it also depends on how much muscle you are carrying. A better guide would be this: if you used to be a lot smaller, small enough to fit into that dress, how much did you weigh back then?

    Post # 7
    942 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m 161 cm, so can give you my guesstimate… At least 2 sizes I think. Maybe 10-15kgs, or more but youre best to take it to a dressmaker. They might be able to add something to ‘make’ it fit?

    Post # 9
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    *must convert to lbs* lol sorry… so 231lbs…

    I’m going to guess 20-30lbs, or 11-13kgs

    It all depends on how you carry your weight and where you lose it though.

    You might get a better idea if you find your current measurments/dress size and compare it to the Maggie dress measurements and then subtract about 10lbs/4.5kgs for each size. 10lbs/4.5kgs is typically about one inch and one size, but not always. It really depends. Plus you have to account for wedding dress sizes being a bit larger than street size. I have a Maggie Sottero dress, and they measured me and according to my measurements, this chart is fairly accurate:


    So maybe check that out, compare, and you can get a better idea? Or you can post your measurements and we can try to advise you again. lol 

    Post # 10
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Your wedding is the day after mine.

    Honestly! I would pick a different dress, I need to lose weight as well.  With it being so close to the wedding you relly should not chance it!

    But if you are commited, I think 20lbs is possible.  If your 100% commited.

    But you would probably need to lose 10-15 for that dress.  My first dress did not zip up all the way, I started the South Beach Diet, and in less than a week I could zip it up.  I say I lost about 5 lbs. 

    Post # 11
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    With the corset back you optimally want 2-3 inches gap at the top tapering down.  I’d guess 20 or 25 pounds would get you there or close.

    If you had a bigger modesty panel put in and had the lacing done up really neatly you could probably wear it even if you don’t get to your goal – I’d bet nobody would notice.

    Post # 13
    414 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Some solutions: If you don’t loose enough weight and need a wider gap on the corset than have a larger modestly panel put in and use thicker laces that cover everything. I am trying to find a pic to show you.


    Too thin of laces for your dress:


    Another bee who posted a large gap that had thicker laces which I think helped a bit:

    Her name was BIW and while it is still not ideal hopefully this will help give you an idea of what it would look like. Obviously this was not tied perfectly like on the big day (she posted this just to ask about the gap) and also your modesty panel would help clean the look up.

    Thicker gap with wide straps done neatly and with (in my opinion) just the right gap size.

    Post # 14
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    If your wedding is the date you’ve listed, I’m afraid the chances of you fitting into that dress are slim-to-none. Your best option is to find a dress that fits you.

    I’m not trying to be overly negative but the dress is open almost all the way across your back and you’d have to lose at least 6-8″ to get it to fit well (4″ for passable) and that’s going to be pretty difficult in three weeks. I would guess you’d have to lose at least 40lbs for it to fit well (unless you’re building a lot of muscle at the same time, in which you’d need to lose the same inches but less weight).

    Post # 15
    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Is your wedding date really Feb of this year? How current is the pic?

    Post # 16
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am only basing this on the way my dress fit prior to me losing 10lbs. I voted about 30-40lbs or 15-20kgs. With that being said, the other PPs are right, it really depends on how and where you generally lose weight. Also, I agree that it is not possible nor healthy to lose the amount of weight necessary to fit into the dress in 3 weeks. I would look into possibly finding something you may like off the rack.

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