Post # 1
I know that I won’t know until happens, but last year I was about 20-25 lbs lighter than I am now. I am a definite pear shape, and my dress is a ballgown with tiers of fabric and I LOVE it. It is a strapless sweetheart, and it looks great on me now, but I have a few months before the wedding and I don’t want to be this size for summer. The weight gain increased my pant size from a 6 to an 8, so it wasn’t TOO terrible, I’m just squashier (I think I lost muscle tone and gained fat). My chest hasn’t really been affected, so I’m HOPING that losing weight and getting back into a 6 won’t make my dress massive as my chest will still fill out the strapless top, and the skirt so big the onyl REAL concern would be the bodice/tummy area.
What do you think? Do you think alterations for 1 (possibly 2) sizes would be too extreme?
Here is the dress: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Strapless-Tulle-Ball-Gown-with-Ruffle-Skirt-PK3357_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-Galina
Post # 3
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
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
I think you should be fine!
Post # 6
Thanks to everyone for the replies!
Post # 7
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
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
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!