(Closed) Letting out a Lazaro?! Dress doesn’t fit!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d take it to a seamstress to see if there’s any material to be let out… you need to know asap- even if you lose weight your ribcage is BONE and might not get smaller.  Hopefull there’s some extra material in the seams so you will have the option to let it out a little πŸ™‚

Post # 4
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

You do have plenty of time to lose some inches, and without looking at the dress (more than just the pictures), there are a lot of seams in the dress. This means there is definetly good potential that at each seam, there would be some that could be let out. 

From the picture, looks like there 6 seams

Obviously not ideal but just to ease your mind a little 

Post # 5
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would also take it to a seamstress now to see what you are working with. You have plenty of time to lose some weight, and it will probably be just fine, but you have to know if that is realistic or not. It’s a beautiful dress, and looks good even not closing up all the way πŸ™‚ 

Post # 6
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Never underestimate the power of a good undergarment.  You’ve got time to lose the 5-10lbs you’d need to get it to zip, and with the right body shaping undergarment (which you would want with something so form-fitting anyways), I think you’ll be fine.  Make an effort to lose the inches in the next few months so that you’ll know if that’s a realistic goal, and then figure out the alterations if it’s not.

Post # 7
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did the EXACT same thing- purchased a steal at a sample sale that was originally a bit too tight. Looking back I think I was a bit foolish for being so impulsive and buying a dress that didn’t fit! Since I bought the dress, about two months ago, I started working out and dieting and have since lost 10lbs. The dress now zips up fine and looks fantastic. However, I feel a tremendous pressure on myself to a) lose more and b) not gain any of it back! Like I said, if I could I would go back AND put some more thought into the process, but it is easy to get caught up in the sample sale madness especially when you see a high original cost that has been slashed down so drastically. Be disciplined with your workouts and your diets and make it happen. It isn’t easy, but I just keep saying to myself “think of the dress” when I am tempted to slack off or eat unhealthy food. Good luck sister!

Post # 11
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@wifegoodman:  If it fits on the waist and hips and is too small in the ribcage, I’d see if you could get it taken out a bit.

Post # 13
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

There’s no incentive to lose weight like an expensive wedding dress that doesn’t fit! You have the time and the prize; you can do it! If it gets rough, hire a personal trainer for a few sessions to kick start your weight loss and track what you eat.

Post # 14
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When my best friend got married, she bought a sample Vera Wang dress that was too small, but it was the one! So she took it to a seamstress and they put in a corset and it looked great. That might be a good option of there isn’t enough fabric to let out. Good luck!

Post # 15
569 posts
Busy bee

i did kinda the same thing but know my dress is too lose LOL. anyway if you are really working out there  is some pills that body builders use to lose fat. i tried them last year and they help me to lose the weight nothing else did it. but yes you trully h as to work out. πŸ˜€ good look in your wedding

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