How much weight to lose to fit dress properly?!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
6445 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

First, it is very hard to tell by the photo. Are you wearing something under the dress? Are you wearing a regular bra? You need to wear it like you would for the actual wedding, undergarments included. But the next problem is that no one else can tell you where you will lose weight first. Some people put weight on their bum and hips first, while others put it on the waist, while others gain in the bust and shoulders. Wherever you gained last is likely to be lost first. It really depends on how many inches you are looking for, and that may be better handled by a seamstress than weight loss. Can it be let out at the seams? 

Post # 5
28 posts

I’d say at least 20 pounds. I think a seamstress is your best bet. As PP said it’s hard to tell where you will lose the weight first. And it’s your back and abdomen that needs to slim down but of course it can’t be garuanteed that you will lose weight there. 

Post # 6
2699 posts
Sugar bee

It needs to be altered. You’re already kinda tiny! You’re not necessarily going to be able to shrink your ribcage and you do want to be able to sit down, eat and dance a bit. Just have them let it out a weeeeeee bit. Problem solved!

Post # 7
6806 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

It’s needs to be let out. That’s your best bet.

Post # 8
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

ladylucy :  probably about 10 pounds

Post # 9
2699 posts
Sugar bee

What do those hanging strings do? If you lace it up, will it zip?? I still can’t imagine that being comfortable though.

Post # 10
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

ladylucy :  Thats a very arbitrary question. Also, it looks like the tight part is around your ribs/chest area. You can’t “spot reduce” weight, and losing any around your ribcage is going to be difficult. Especially since you don’t look like you are overweight.

Best bet is altering it.

Post # 11
1005 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Alter it. You can try your hardest to lose weight and end up gaining muscle, etc. There’s honestly no telling with weight loss, exercise how your body will react. And you look tiny to me as it is.

Just have a seamstress let it out. 

Post # 12
665 posts
Busy bee

ladylucy :  is that a tshirt on top or something? Please do not be upset but I dont like the top of the dress. I say buy a new dress for your special day.

Post # 13
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

10-15 lbs would be what you need to drop. I’m not advising to lose weight or alter the dress; that’s your decision. But if you do lose weight for it, 10 -15, but probably closer to 10. If you lose 20, the dress will be too big. 

Post # 14
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would try doing an It Works wrap and seeing if you like the fit after that. They do not actually help you lose weight, but they do temporarily shrink the wrapped portion. (This is if you really do not want it altered).



Post # 15
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Forget losing weight. It needs altered. 5 weeks of ‘dieting’ isn’t going to do anything- as the other bees have said, ribs don’t carry much fat. If we were talking tummies or thighs over a longer period, then perhaps. It’s just the shape of the dress vs your shape.  

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