(Closed) Losing 20 lbs/1 or 2 sizes…alterations?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t really think that’s too extreme, especially because it sounds like you gain (and most likely lose) weight in a fairly even distribution. 

Post # 4
1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you’re fine.  I had a dress that was a 14 sized down to an 8, and that was COVERED in crystals.  Since your dress doesn’t have beading or anything super intricate, I think it will work out fine.  Taking in a size or two should be no problem.

GORGEOUS dress by the way!! I love it!!

Post # 5
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you should be fine!

Good luck!

Post # 7
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i think the dress should be fine but the problem you might run into is whether or not the alterations costs will be worth it.

i lost 25-30 pounds and i’m short (5’1″) so even 5 pounds is pretty noticeable on me.  i just paid for alterations on two dresses (ouch).  I just altered a Melissa Sweet from a bridal size 8 to I’m not sure what size.  My body is opposite yours so I’m bigger on top with no hips/butt.  The bust and waist were only taken in a bit but we had to take in several inches in the hip area.  I ended up spending $400 on alterations on just the Melissa Sweet (and the bustle was free).

i decided to not wear my Watters dress at all because alterations would have cost almost as much as I paid for the dress. 

Post # 8
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I had my alterations done before my bridal portraits three months before the wedding.

One month before the wedding, I tried on my dress again and discovered that I had lost about six inches around the waist and hips.

My seamstress fixed it, and mine was a lot less forgiving in the waist and hips than yours.  You’ll be fine.  😀

Post # 9
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

DRESS TWINS! I ordered this dress about a month ago. I’m so excited for it!

You might want to talk to David’s Bridal about what they think. I was told they that could do alterations to make it 2 sizes bigger or smaller if needed. They also told me that once the dress gets in, I can send it back for a different size if needed and if there is still time. I’ve already ordered mine and my wedding is in November too, so it should be here early summer – it sounds like they are pretty quick with orders.

Good luck and excited that someone else loves this dress too!

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