Post # 1
SO MY DRESS CAME IN YESTERDAY BUT I AM SAD…I have gained some weight since about 6 months ago when I ordered it AND I changed my bridal bra out…so I can not longer get the gown to close like it should!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my dress but I do not think I can loose 10-15 lbs in time. I have like 7 months until the wedding. I am REALLY debating about selling it and ordering a size or 2 up.
My gown is a Maggie Sottero DEIDRE (Spring 2012 collection) and GORGEOUS! JUST WISH IT FIT! It is a size 12 Petite (will fit up to a person 5’8″ or so) and is in Ivory (although it looks white).
I attached some pics for reference. I am working on losing weight but MY BUST alone is too big and I cant knock that much off my bust to get the corset boning in the back to button to then lace up the gown (so keep in mind the gown is not laced up in the back so it cant fit tight hugging good spots).
SHOULD I DITCH IT AND ORDER A NEW ONE A SIZE OR 2 UP? That will make the gown come in a MONTH before the wedding…I am even willing to push the wedding off a couple months if needed as my venue is small and hardly ever books up (so I will not reserve until last minute)! HELLPPPPP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
Maggie Pics from Website
Me in ORIGINAL FITTINGS
AND NOW THE FAT ME!!!
Post # 3
You just need to tone, not necessarily lose that weight. 7 months is PLENTY of time to get to the gym and start a strength training program.
Post # 4
It looks like it fits you.
Post # 5
I am wearing Spanx to suck my fat in LOL I had to pull the top closed with my hand cuz I couldnt get the corset liner thing to button (and no one to attempt to lace it up). Just scared if I sat down I would rip it!!
Post # 6
I think if you gained 10-15 lbs and it’s mostly in the bust (in my dreams!) , then it will also most likely be the first place that you will lose it. It really just depends on whether you want to lose the weight or not. With 7 months to go that’s only between one and two pounds a month that you have to lose, which sounds pretty reasonable, unless you are happier at the size you are now. I would also think that you should have a little wiggle room since it looks like it has a corset back?
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
You can definitely lose enough weight to get it to fit like the first pic. For what it’s worth, it looks like it fits fine in the last picture. Have you tried it on with the original bra? Beautiful dress and very flattering! You love the dress, so focus your efforts on being as healthy as possible. I really think you will have no problem getting it to fit the way you want. I have a Maggie Sottero dress and the bridal salon said they can alter up or down two sizes, so I really don’t think you need to ditch this dress. 🙂
Post # 8
I’m sorry you are in this position and I understand how stressed you probably are. If you were able to fit in it before you should be able to loose the weight and fit in it again. Instead of using more money to reorder a dress could you instead get a personal trainer or join a group workout? 7 months is plenty of time to loose 10 pounds.
Post # 9
Worst case scenario is you DON’T lose any weight… just see if the seamstress can get a larger panel for the corset back.
Post # 10
You really do have plenty of time to lose the weight. Yes, losing weight sucks really bad, but in the end, it sounds like you’ll have just as much work and stress trying to order a new dress, sell the old dress, try to move things in the budget around, etc. as you would finding a good diet and sticking with it. If it were me, I’d at least try to lose the weight before I spent a lot more $$$ on the new dress. You have been that weight recently, so it shouldn’t be too hard to get back to it.
Also, if you are worried about your bust, keep in mind a lot of women lose weight from there early on. Even if you don’t, I’m not sure why you’d need a bra with that dress. I’ve worn corsets before, and cannot imagine trying to wear a bra under them. If laced properly, the corset wll be way more supportive than the bra. Not contending with the bra should give you a little more room in the dress.
Even if you end up in a worst case scenario and don’t wind up losing a pound, I think it will be ok. The dress doesn’t look bad on you as it is!
Post # 11
I agree with the PP. You can definitely tone up by then and the corset will give you a little extra room!! 🙂
Post # 12
You have plenty of time to get into shape!
Post # 13
7 months is plenty of time to lose 10-15. my best friend lost 30 in less time than that.. towards the end she was pretty much eating air lol but soo worth it. its your wedding day you want to look your best! Remember wise words from kate moss: nothing tastes as good as skinny feels! lol now i need to go take that advice and lose the 10 pds i gained after my wedding!
Post # 14
Fat you? I’d be more worried about needing glasses vs. needing a new dress 😉
Post # 15
Thank You ladies…you guys are the best. I am going through alot of stress right now as I am changing careers (and taking a big risk doing so) not to mention trying my dress on yesterday. I will absolutely stick to my diet and start hitting the gym doing cardio and such to drop the extra pounds!
I didnt think of adding a larger panel into the corset for WORSE CASE scenario! I just need some sort of peace of mind that EITHER way it will be ok. FOR SURE I WANT TO DROP THE WEIGHT BUT I NEED SOME SORT OF REASSURANCE!
Post # 16
That dress is too beautiful to give up! And look at it like a sign to get healthy. Only keep healthy snacks in the house, don’t eat out, and get lots of exercise! You can do it!