(Closed) Losing weight after buying the dress… how alterable is it?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6739 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 6
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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

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