- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
My dress has finally arrived (a whole month early, which was unexpected but nice), but I’m having a bit of a brain snap over the whole thing. Its not dress regret per se (the gown is still stunning and i love it), but rather concern that I don’t look quite…right…in it anymore.
I previously posted here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/kind-of-stuffed-my-own-plans-but-i-love-my-new-dress-now-what-do-i-do#axzz2TpgONJKY back in January when I first tried on my dress and ordered it. The sample was way too small for me in a size 18 (as in we could barely lace it up!), and we ordered it in a 20 to get over my substantial chestage. Here’s what it looked like before:
When I saw the photos of the first time I tried the dress on back at the beginning of the year, I was delighted! I couldn’t believe how flattering it was, and how balanced and hourglassy it made me look. I actually managed to fake a waist, which is a bit of an accomplishment as I carry my weight in the middle and normally look a bit like a python that swallowed a baby goat.
Since then, I’ve been working the weights and have lost around 6kg (~12 pounds) which I’ve been pretty happy with. I’ve gone from an (Australian) street size 16 down to a 14, which is a nice happy range for me when you factor in that I’m a rather inconveniently solid 6’1″. Got a bit more muscle tone as well, which is good, and chest has gone from an E cup to a DD (THANK GOD!). Being built like a linebacker means you have to lose a LOT of weight before it starts to become noticeable as well.
I’m not loving this round of pics, and I don’t know if its due to my mum’s godawful photography skillz, the fact that the new dress in a size 20, before alterations, is now too big(!) and the corset effect wasn’t happening as effectively as before because we couldn’t lace it tight. Maybe the first set of photos were freakishly flattering? Or have I managed to do what I’ve always been told is impossible and spot reduce my hips as a result of weightloss…which is the last bloody thing I wanted to do! Hello unbalanced keg torso!
Please excuse the copious amounts of cleavage in the shots as well – the corset was too big to lace properly and it simply wouldn’t stay up without constant yoinking.
And here’s the matching beaded jacket I’m thinking of getting for a bit of winter coverage. This one was a bit too big and the wrong colour, but you get the general idea:
Ye gods! Boobs! Sorry everyone!
I liked how it looked in the mirror, but the photos have completely thrown me for a curve – I didn’t expect to look WORSE in my dress after losing a healthy amount of weight!
I’d like to stick with the weights to keep improving the muscle tone and remove a bit more extraneous chunk for health reasons, but I don’t want my sodding hips to keep dropping off more than they already are!
Has this happened to anyone else? Did it work out in the end after alterations? I’ve got about a month or so before I take it in to get altered, and I’m a little bit paranoid about my shape changing even more and making things worse.