Post # 1
I am in love with the Allure dress style 8861 but I can’t find it anywhere in my size in white. My wedding is 100 days away as of today. In this dress according to my measurements I would be in a 16-18. I found this dress in white locally for $400 but it is a size 12. Is it too risky to try and loose enough weight to fit into it? I started p90x a few days ago, i am determined to loose weight but nervous I cant loose enough. I have been looking at dresses for months and this is the first one I can’t stop thinking about but I know I don’t have much more time. What would you bees do?
Post # 3
I would not buy a dress too small. We all have plans to lose weight and have the best intentions to do so, but what happens if you don’t lose the weight? I would just keep working out but still look for other dresses in the meantime.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t buy one THAT small, as PP said, sometimes it doesn’t quite work out. Then what?
If it was only 1 or 2 sizes too small, it would be fine, as even if you didn’t fit it, usually a seamtress can alter it to fit [depending on the bust size, of course].
Post # 5
My understanding is that it is a lot harder to let a too-small dress out than to make a big dress smaller. I wouldn’t take the chance. If I were you, I’d either try finding it in a larger size if I can’t find it in my size, or I’d probably get a custom-size replica made if you can’t find it anywhere.
Post # 6
I have an allure gown and although I have never tried on wedding gowns before I think they may run a little small anyway. I wouldn’t take the chance on it personally. They can always cut a larger dress down. Saffy is right. It’s quite costly to try to make a dress bigger and mostly never looks right. I would try to find one similar, or like Saffy also said try to get a replica made. I looked that style up and because it doesnt have any of allure’s signature lace on it it seems as though it would be fairly simple for a reputable designer to replicate.
Post # 7
Don’t do it. It will be an incredible amount of stress on you to try and acheive that goal. Several dress sizes in three months seems like a lot too. The dress should fit you, you shouldn’t have to fit the dress 🙂
Post # 8
I have an allure gown. She measured me to be a size 8 in the waist and a size 4 in the bust and hips. I opted to just buy a size 6 so that way I can just lose the inch for my waist and now pay the extra money to alter EVERY measurement. However, mine is just 1 dress size away.. I don’t know about 4 dress sizes down. I think it’s too risky but keep definitely keep motivating yourself to work out! It’s even hard for me during the wintertime. If nothing else works, buy a groupon for a body wrap the day before lol
Post # 9
That’s considerably smaller
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s a bad idea to buy a gown that’s a little small… that is to say, it will still do up on you how you are now, but is very very tight. It will inspire you to lose weight so that it fits. But buying a gown which will not even do up on you right now is a mistake, especially with such a short amount of time to go until the wedding. You would have to lose two dress sizes… I mean, I recently lost about 25lb and I only went down one dress size. Are you really planning to lose 40-50lb in three months? Is that even possible?
Post # 11
I think with P90x or not that’s too many dress sizes to lose unless you go on some extreme diet.
If it will make you feel better, the dress is a great price, AND you have the funds then I would maybe consider buying it and worse case scenario you also have to resell it (I personally would not want to). However, this is too big of a size difference. You are talking about going from a street size 12-14 (Im asuming) to a street size 8ish. I’m an 8-10 and I know that losing even 10-15 lbs does not make me go down a size at all.
Post # 12
I’ve lost 20 pounds and have gone down just one size as well, and it took a while. That dress is probably not going to fit. Also at only 100 days away, you should really get a dress pretty quickly!!
Post # 13
I know everyone is right, I was just hoping I could do it. There is a few dress sizes difference and if I couldn’t do it I would be devistated. I have looked into having the dress made online but how do you tell if a dress place online is reputable? I ordered a dress off eBay that did replica designer gowns and it looked horrible I sent it back. I know buying a dress like that off eBay was a mistake but anyone know of a good online dress replica maker? Thanks Bees!
Post # 15
Jasmines has a very good rep around here on the bee, and from what I can tell, dressilyme is pretty good too.
Jasmines is better for alot of detailing though.
Post # 16
just remember it is hard for a seamtress to go out more than two sizes… and a size is about 20 pounds so to get into a 12 it would mean losing about 40-60 lbs depending on how close you are to the 16 or the 18. Does it have a zipper buttons or a lace up back?