(Closed) My dress is ruining my wedding experience (pics)

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1088 posts
Bumble bee

Wow, that is a stunning dress!  I think you look gorgous and your waist looks TINY!  I actually think it’s even more flattering now than when you originally tried it on. But it’s true that samples are worn and tend not to be as stiff as a brand new dress, so I’m sure if feels different.  If you cant breath, you should let it out so you are comfortable!  You could also have tulle removed if you want it less poofy, but I think it looks incredible as is!

Post # 3
178 posts
Blushing bee

You have 3 months,  totally doable. 

Im not sure what exercises you are doing, but pilates would help alot with an athletic build.  

I have a meal plan from my trainer if you need it. 

Post # 4
7804 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Its soo pretty! And I love the veil with it.

Just get it let out. 10 lbs is a lot, and you’re quite slight already! You might even end up gaining weight will all the stress of trying to lose it, its just not worth it. Get it let out an inch or two, continue your healthy lifestyle and you’ll be fine.

For the puffiness, I dontthink it actually looks that much bigger, however the samples are worn quite a bit so are always a little bit different than the actual dress. You could probably take out some of the layers, or even just wear it a bit and have it steamed. It will probably ‘calm down’ the pouffiness.

Post # 5
912 posts
Busy bee

One, I think the dress is gorgeous on you and I did not notice any weird poofiness. A brand new dress will almost always be “poofier” than a sample one at a shop…those have been tried on way more!

Two, let out the dress! You do not need to stress yourself out making sure you can fit in the dress. Seriously, you look fantastic in it!

Post # 6
9758 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Its beautiful and your shape is fine. Just let it out and all will be fine.

Post # 7
2544 posts
Sugar bee

Girl, get it let out now! Don’t spend the happy months leading up to your wedding hangry and hanxious because you’re trying to lose weight you don’t need to lose. 

Post # 8
345 posts
Helper bee

I’m thin and athletic but if I try to lean out for something in particular, I ALWAYS fail and gain weight. The pressure of wanting to be leaner always stresses me out and I wind up eating more. Its crazy. So, that said, stop putting pressure on yourself!! The dress is GORGEOUS and looks absolutely amazing on you! I love it! Just let it out and be done. Stop thinking about it and stressing and you will go back to your normal self. You look stunning!!

Post # 9
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Let it out.  I bought my dress off the rack and it fit…I lost about 10 pounds before my actual wedding day and my dress still fit.  So, you could lose the weight and it still might not fit!  Don’t stress yourself out.  

Post # 10
927 posts
Busy bee

The original picture is beautiful! I would get it resized and let this whole saga end. The last 10 pounds are the hardest to lose, and most people struggle to lose 1 pound a week. You’d be cutting it close. Plus you should never change your looks for a clothing item. I would also take some tulle taken out. 

Post # 11
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would just let the dress out – your waist looks tiny in the latter pictures but if you can’t breathe and you can’t eat, you’re going to be miserable leading up to the wedding and on the day of. I’ve also seen brides look like bobble-heads when they starve themselves so that’s not good either.

Post # 12
6217 posts
Bee Keeper

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allie1775 :  Get it let out now and stop stressing – you don’t need to be unhealthy just so a dress can fit when they clearly got the wrong size.  Regarding the poof, I think it looks great in pics.  I do know that with my dress I was constantly wondering about the poofiness (swing dress with crinoline) but it was mostly because I was looking down at myself – when I’d see me in a mirror, it always looked fine, but man does it look huge when staring down.

Post # 13
2340 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It looks gorgeous! Just get it let out a bit so you feel comfortable.


Post # 14
2144 posts
Buzzing bee

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allie1775 :  Oh, its a lovely dress. I agree with everyone else. Have it let out. You don’t need the added stress along with EVERYTHING else that is going to happen. You look great in it btw. I couldn’t tell it doesnt fit. 


Post # 15
1058 posts
Bumble bee

A bee on one of my posts told me that my similarly slightly tight dress will stretch as the day goes on.

Your dress is not too poofy

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