(Closed) My dress is TIGHT! WTH? Anyone else finding their wedding dress too tight?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Has your dress gotten tighter since you bought it?
    Yes my dress is tighter but I am going to lose weight to fit into it : (38 votes)
    40 %
    Yes my dress is tighter but I am going to have alterations done to make it fit me : (10 votes)
    10 %
    TIGHT? Nope, my dress is too big : (48 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    22 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    omg, this is my worst fear. I had my fitting a few weeks ago and they decided to take it in, but then I got sick and stopped going to the gym and have definitely gained weight. I hate the idea of going on some crazy diet/workout plan for a wedding — after all, you should love each other for who you are and all brides look gorgeous — but it may be necessary to make the dress look good! (Though with a June wedding, there’s still time to hit the gym and exercise some strict self control.) Nightly crunches/push-ups, here I/we come…

    Post # 4
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I haven’t tried mine on in a while because it’s back in Ohio, but I’m super nervous that it’s not going to fit as my pants feel tight! I’m thinking very low carb & no alcohol during the month of April lol

    Post # 6
    795 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - Four Rivers Environmental Center

    My dress is tight in the ribs, the one place that I DO NOT need to lose weight. I am all ribcage there. So I am going to get it slightly taken out. 
    I can zip it fine, I am just pretty uncomfortable.  

    Post # 7
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My dress was too big.  I’ve gained stress weight in the last 9 months, but now it fits perfectly.  Still, I plan on losing about 1 inch in the next 3 months, but I don’t think I’ll need alterations on my waistline at all, even if I lose the inch.  I’ll be wearing Spanx and a longline bra to make up for the excess fabric.

    Post # 9
    4802 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Oh no!  I know this is not the healthiest option but it is an option I suppose if nothing else works for you.  My sister did a cleanse (the lemon and cayenne one – Google it) and she dropped A LOT of water weight.  She obviously gained it all back afterwards, but you could do it just to fit into your dress if you needed to!

    Post # 10
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My reception dress is tight in the chest area. It is a stock size and I am small in the waist/hips compared to my chest so I knew that would be a problem and the reason my ceremony gown was made in a custom size. I am gonna try it on again with a corset laced up tight later. (It just came today) And I started a new 90 Day Challenge last week since my wedding is now just under 90 days away. I lost 40 lbs this time last year on my first one without any crazy exercise, and have kept it off all that time. Went from tight size 14 and 16 pants to back into my 6’s and 8’s. I ordered a 10 in the dress because it’s a Jessica McClintock and they run small…and it’s fine all but the last inch or so of zipper up top. We joined the gym but it doesn’t open til May…so it’s treadmill city for me. We can do this! I really only want to lose 10 lbs.

    Post # 11
    352 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had thought I ordered my dress as a 12 but when it came in I realized it was a 10.  It can zip most of the way but there is like a 1/2″ at the top of the zipper. It is my tummy and hips that I need to lose just like 5-10 pounds for it to fit perfect. I run an hour a day and watch what I eat. I have 14 days before my fitting so I’m hoping at this time it willone perfect. Cross you fingers!!! I really don’t want them to let it out!

    Post # 12
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I have 2 dresses – 1 for wedding/reception and 1 for running around las vegas after wedding reception.  My actual wedding dress fits perfectly BUT the alterationist made my second dress too tight.  So she feels that if I lose 5-10 lbs both dresses will fit so on pins and needles and eating very healthy and very tiny portions.

    So frustrated!

    Post # 13
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My dress is about one size too tight!!!

    Changes the entire look of the dress…but it’s my fault.  I ordered it a size smaller

    planning on losing weight! No choice but to do it! Haha…

    best of luck!!! 🙂

    Post # 14
    352 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    As I said when I tried on and saw it was to tight… “THIS DIET JUST GOT SERIOUS!”  lol good luck ladies!!! Don’t let the dress win!!

    Post # 15
    1842 posts
    Buzzing bee

    best of luck with ‘bridal boot camp’ but I have to ask if this is something a good pair of spanks cant fix

    Post # 16
    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Yes my dress was tight when I got it and 6 months later I went to try it on and it wouldn’t even zip up!!! I didn’t think my weight has changed at all… man was I wrong! I’m probably going to get it altered to fit rather than tempt fate wiith only a few months till the wedding. I’m calling next week to schedule my 1st alteration appointment and I am terrified. lol

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