(Closed) Is anyone else self-conscious about their weight?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had nightmares about my dress not fitting b/c I’d lost weight!  Like you, I ordered the size that corresponded with my biggest measurement, and then after the holidays when I started dieting/exercising hardcore I got a lot smaller, and my dress was pretty big on me.  A good tailor will be able to tailor the dress to fit you even if you dropped a couple sizes–the bridal boutique told me I lost 5″ in my hips, along with maybe 3″ in my chest and waist, so they’ve had to do a fair amount of alterations.

At my fitting the first week of April (a month before the wedding), I made sure I was already at my goal weight/size, and the boutique said I couldn’t lose (or gain)any weight in the next month so that their measurements would stay correct.  It’s really not that hard to maintain once you hit your goal–you have a big dinner one night, so you eat light and exercise the next day, etc.  So I’d recommend you try to be at your goal size as fast as possible and then maintain it until your wedding if you are trying to have less fittings.

Post # 5
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178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

oh i was so worried when i had to put mine on for my bridal pictures. i know i had been eating like a pig and was freaking out that my “back fat” would pop out! it still fits great.. but im still really insecure with my weight in it. and being an emotional eater does not help!

Post # 6
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Don’t worry.  A good seamtress can alter the dress no problem.  Remember its easier to take in instead of taking out. 

I’m actually losing weight to fit in my dress.  W/ the normal life stresses, seriously cutting back on alcohol as well as eating @ home, I’ve lost 5lbs.  Dress fits great so there’s less alterations, which means I can save $$$$.  Also I’m getting married in July but my first fitting isn’t until 5/23. 

I agree w/ Pompaoo: Get to your goal weight now and then just maintain.

Good Luck

Post # 7
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1761 posts
Buzzing bee

I am quite worried about this! I was sort of in my mid-range when I bought my dress. My weight fluctuates a lot over the course of the year. I’ve lost 8 pounds since I bought the dress, and I want to lose 10 more (which is 10 below my usual range, which I’m at the bottom of right now). At the same time, I don’t want to pay for alterations, so I’m thinking maybe I should try to gain some weight back after the summer (which will be easy, lol). I have no idea what I’ll be like leading up to the wedding. I tend to be a stress eater–but you never know if things will be the other way around!

Post # 8
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I hear ya! I’m usually a size 6 in street size. When I tried on the sample gown of my dress at the bridal salon I was a snug size 10 so I figured if I lost a couple of pouds it’d fit me better, and went ahead and ordered it.

Fast forward a few months, due to stress and some bad health i’ve lost A LOT of weight so I went back to the bridal salon and tried on the same dress and it was massive on me. I tried on the size 8 – same. I’m a size 6 now (not snug nor loose, just right) yet my actual dress is a size 10, so now i’m stressing EVEN MORE and am constantly having to remind myself to eat because I’m paranoid i’ll end up a size 4 and it’ll be just too much of a difference to take in! Cry

I wish we could just order 6 weeks before the wedding day and have it delivered right on time. How awesome would THAT be?

Post # 9
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1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Golden139: I hope it looks beautiful–I’ve been missing out on a lot of happy hours to get to my goal weight!  I’m enjoying the days leading up to it but unfortunately I have to work a couple days this week πŸ™

I’m sure you’ll be fine when it comes to maintaining–trust me, it is much easier to maintain a certain weight than to actually lose lbs. I try to mainly eat lean protein, fruits, and veggies as much as possible and not eat too many carbs.  Can’t wait for the all-I-can-eat/drink honeymoon!

Post # 10
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256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wish I had that problem!!! I’m worried I will look huge.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I actually got the call a couple weeks ago that my dress was in, and I haven’t scheduled my first fitting yet…I’m so excited to see my gorgeous dress again, but I’ve gained somewhere between 5 and 7 pounds since I ordered it, and I am terrified it won’t fit.  My Maid/Matron of Honor keeps telling me I won’t know until I try it on, and I should do it now so I have plenty of time to lose whatever I need to lose, but I’m just frustrated with myself and freaking out.  It’s like I don’t want to admit it doesn’t fit, and if I delay putting it on, I delay admission.  I should just do it already!

I have started exercising a little more and eating a little less.  It’s hard because I wasn’t doing too awfully when I was gaining, so I basically have to eat perfectly to lose the weight πŸ™  Ugh.

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