Post # 1
I ordered my dress in March in a size 14 and it was a little big in the bust, but fit well everywhere else. At the time, I was probably a street size 12.
It just got to me today and I tried it on and it’s a little bigger than I remember, so I must have lost a little weight. I HAVE lost 8 lbs in the past few weeks, but I might have also gained a bit in the months since I bought the dress, so I’m not quite sure.
I’m on Weight Watchers and am hoping to lose another 15 pounds or so, with all weight loss done by November (at least that’s the plan). The Wedding is in March 2013, for reference and the dress has a built-in corset with hook/eye closures and the dress itself has a zipper.
Do you think I’ll be okay in Alterations? I anticipate I might be a street size 8 by the time my weight loss is complete, which is quite a jump from the dress being a size 14. I’m a little worried about it. Is it something I should worry about? Should I start looking for another dress?
Post # 3
i was told by a bridal consultant that you can lose 2-3 dress sizes without having a problem in alterations. hope this helps!
Post # 4
Who designed your dress? Many designers run 2 sizes bigger than street size. So if you’re a street size 8 when all is said and done, you’d likely need a 12. Altering from a 14 to 12 shouldn’t be a problem. They usually say you can go 2 sizes down in alterations.
I’d take my dress to a seamstress in November after you lose the bulk of your weight. If they think there will be an issue, then you still have a few months for plan B. There are some gorgeous off the rack dresses that you can find after you lose the weight you want, if it comes to that.
Post # 5
@MidwestBride2012: Thanks, my dress is Kathy Ireland by Mon Cheri.
It was pretty true to street size to be honest. I will go to a seamstress in november… thank you!
Post # 6
At my heaviest I was a 10/12 and I started working out/eating right in January. I bought my dress in early February — it is a sample size 10 and fit well at the time.
Currently, I am down to a street size 4/6 (yipeee!). Honestly, I was seriously nervous about getting it to the seamstress since I thought it might be a problem to take it in. But my dress has a corset back (it’s a Maggie) so apparently it isn’t really a problem. I had my fitting last weekend and the panels need to be taken in an inch and a half on each side. I think it really depends on the dress size, your size and the KIND of dress you’re looking to take in.
Post # 7
My consultant told me that they can take it in as much as I want! I orderd a size 28, Im a street size 24 when I ordered the dress. When it came in it was way too big. Since then I lost 18 pounds and still trying to loose more. I told the dress consultant and she said its no problem they can take it in to a size 2 if I want.
Its a corseted back