(Closed) It was TOO BIG!! grrrr – isn’t weight loss supposed to be a HAPPY thing….

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Look on the bright side!  I know it sucks but now you know all your hard work paid off and you’re gonna look smokin on your day!!

Post # 4
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Cngrats on the weight loss!!  great job!  I’m sorry about your dress but think about how healthy you are now!!  I’m sure something can be done πŸ™‚

Post # 6
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am so fearfull of this! When I ordered my dress the lady had me order a size up despite me saying I was losing weight (I’m sure they hear it a lot) I basically ordered the dress knowing it wouldn’t fit, but the size that “fit” was a little tight. I have since lost about 15 pounds and plan on losing more. I am praying the dress won’t be HUGE.

Post # 7
235 posts
Helper bee

This is exactly what happened to me with my MOG dress!  I ordered my normal size Petite 8 when I should have ordered a Petite 6 like the dress shop said, but I was afraid it would be too tight in the hips.  My dress just came in and I am having to take it in 2 inches in the waist and 3 inches in the hips.  Now they say I should have ordered a Petite 4! I’ve lost about 20 pounds from doing Zumba classes and I guess I just can’t wrap my head around my new shape yet. I pick up my dress today and I hope the alterations look okay.

Post # 8
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This also happened to me.  The lady had wanted me to order a size down and i said no, as i have not lost any weight and only gain as the years go on.  I wasn’t planning on losing weight or even tried, it was more stress that overtook my body.  Unfortunately i had a mean seamstress who yelled at me for not ordering the right size and telling me i had to stop losing weight.  My dress was a corset so i had no space between the chris crossing.

I wouldn’t worry too much about your dress. taking it in is totally possible.  they took the beading off of mine, then took it in and created certain seams with boning and then redid the bead work.  It was long and stressful, but it worked out and still looked nice.  So don’t fret, its definitely doable!

Post # 9
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

this happened to me too. when i ordered my dress, for some reason i let them talk me into ordering it 4 sizes larger than my normal pant size. they wanted to order it larger because i have a large chest and i always have to get dresses altererd. however, fast forward 10 months and 10 lbs lighter and it’s pretty much just a big piece of fabric on me – it doesn’t fit AT ALL. i’m going for my first fitting on saturday and i know it’s going to be an expensive, long process. i do agree though, i’d rather have this problem than gaining weight and not having any options, but it’s still frustrating!

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