(Closed) Letting a wedding dress out?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I have no wisdom regarding alterations, but 15lbs in a month is a lot- just be safe!

Post # 3
2171 posts
Buzzing bee

I was in a similar situation where I lost weight when I bought my dress and gained it back before the wedding. My dress had room in the seams to let it out, but I had to buy new fabric for the rouching band around my ribcage. Find a good seamstress and have them look at it. You might get lucky and have some room to let out. Either way, the seamstress can let you know your options. Do it soon though and try to lose weight but 4-8lbs is more realistic. Good luck!

Post # 4
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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ADemby1:  I don’t mean to be discouraging but I would definitely not count on losing 15 lbs in the next month. That’s not doable for most people and things can happen where you don’t lose as planned. I’m not saying you should try to lose weight but to lose 15 lbs in a month you’ll probably have to starve yourself so you should just focus on losing what you can in a healthy way. I’d visit a seasmstress ASAP to see if there’s room to take your dress out or if you can make it a corset for more room. If not I’d look in to buying off the rack or a sample in the size you currently are since you don’t have a ton of time. 

Post # 5
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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ADemby1:  Mine was also too small (not on purpose!) you need to find a seamstress ASAP so they have time to fix it. Even if you are successful in losing 15 lbs, it does not necessarily mean you will lose it where you want; the weight comes off where it wants too. Find a seamstress like yesterday. 

Post # 6
49 posts
  • Wedding: March 2016

You may also want to look into having your dress made into a corset back. That is very simple to do and will give you a lot of extra room. As long as it is too small in the bodice and not the bottom of the dress.

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