(Closed) Losing Weight and Worried about Dress fit?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

well if you are happy with how you look, your dress and your health, then maybe you dont need to lose weight?  i think dresses can be altered down by several sizes.  probably best to check with a seamstress and see what they think.

Post # 4
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A dress can typically be altered three sizes, which is about 30 lbs, I believe. Also, does your dress have a corset back? They’re more flexible with weight loss than the other ones.

I think that losing weight for the wedding is a good goal, but maybe limit yourself to 20 lbs or so to ensure that you can still wear your dress.

Post # 6
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

A friend of mine got sick after she ordered her dress from DB.  She ended up loosing 50lbs and they weren’t able to alter her dress enough.  DB called around to other DB stores in the area and found the same dress closer to her size and they exchanged it and did alterations.  So, even though they tell you they can’t do that kind of thing they actually can. ๐Ÿ™‚  Hope that helps.  Loose the weight if you want to.  I’m planning to do the same thing.

Post # 8
759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mandi.pitt: our situations sound similar. i weighed about 190. tried on dresses at DB. asked them “what if i lose weight” and the woman told me that 40 pounds was equal to 2 dress sizes or something crazy like that and i believed her. they told me they could alter my dress up to 2 sizes and that was it. i ordered my dress.(depending on the dress and the materials of the dress is what decideds how much they can alter it) 2-3 months later when it came in i had lost 30 pounds. the dress was huge. i originally had a 16 WOMENS and they were nice enough to order me a new one size 14. which is down 2 sizes. and that was only 30 pounds. so i would say be very very careful.


like ms nickie said, they say they cant do exchanges and what not but they can if they want to. but technically it says all over the receipts and the store that all sales are final but if you push hard enough or talk to the right people theyll do it. when i ordered my dress they told me that once i took it home it was mine for keeps and i couldnt exchange it if i lost weight before it came in. well when it came in i had a different consultant and i dont know if she didnt know the “rules” but she just ordered me  a new one.

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