(Closed) My Dress Is Too Small!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Have you been working on your diet?  That’s the only way to really lose fat.  But you might be okay without losing weight, some dresses have some extra fabric so you can let them out a bit.

Post # 4
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2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

At this point I would just go to the fitting and see what they recommend. Each dress is different 🙂 

Good luck!

Post # 5
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3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@BelleoftheNorth: If you’re just needing an extra inch, they should be able to take it out for you without resorting to a corset.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

To lose the weight you need to cut your caloric intake and up your cardio exercise.

You cannot “spot reduce” with weights. Your body will lose fat where it wants to lose fat. (i.e. for me I always lose in the arms and stomach first and the thighs and hips last).

 

Post # 7
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579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@BelleoftheNorth: I agree with PP.  Your going to need to alter your diet.  No cream, or any quick fix is going to help.  Really, its diet and cardio.  And depending on how far off you are from comfortably fitting into your dress, you might really need to step it up in both areas.

Also, when dieting, dont stop eating.  Thats not a diet.  Eat about 5 small (seriously) meals a day, limit your carb intake to very minimal, stick more to very low fat proteins and veggies.  No fried foods, no processed food, eat at home, cook urself, no oils, butter, etc.

Best time to work out, if you can, is first thing in the AM as well, before eating anything.

 

 

Post # 8
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1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m in the exact same boat – trying to lose in the exact same spot.  I have more time than you, but I think it’s just an overall tough spot to lose inches.  I’ve finally come to the realization that I’ll have to have mine taken out a bit (I also have the zip up back with buttons and don’t want the corset back).

Another thing – I’m not wearing a bra with my dress (it has boning built in to make it stay up).  Is there any way you could wear yours w/out the corset bra?  Would that give you enough room to zip it up?

Post # 9
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693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes, you definitely need to do some major cardio.  Jogging or walking at a fast pace for 45min-1 hr a day will significantly help, especially if your body is not conditioned to these types of exercising. 

Also, eat lots of fiber (very easy to have a bowl of Fiber One for breakfast) so it cleans out your digestive system, and go really easy on carbs (especially sugar).  No potatoes, no bread, no raisins/dried fruit, only low-sugar fruits, no soda.  I am not the type of person that will tell you permanently excluding yummy foods from your diet is sustainable… but you have a short deadline right?  So every little bit helps.  Good luck!

Post # 11
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126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@BelleoftheNorth: A plateau means that your body has reached homeostasis (or however that’s spelled!) and is working to maintain your weight at your new “normal” diet and exercise level.  You need to really switch it up.  Do an exercise you don’t normally do (bike or eliptical?) and add weights — they TRULY do NOT bulk you up — weights BURN FAT. Yoga is good for confusing the body too. Smile

The key to ending a plateau is to MIX THINGS UP. 

Good luck!

Post # 12
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When hitting a plateau it’s also a good idea to actually increase your intake of good and healthy calories. 

I also think you need to mix up your routine to something new.  If you are a runner try some other form of cardio instead and change up your weights.  Ideally you should be doing cardio 2-3x’s per week and strength training 2-3x’s per week.  Muscle burns fat so the more muscle you gain the more fat you burn. 

Post # 13
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11 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BelleoftheNorth: hey! I actually gained weight since i bought my dress but I have the option of having the seamstress changing from a zippered backing to laced up backing that will allow more room for me in teh dress. This may cost 100dollars for alterations…but if you dont want to go through extensive exercise and panicking this may be an option for you. 🙂 but talk with teh seamstress and see if this would be possible with the dress you have or even if you want the lace up backing for your dress.

Post # 14
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh boy, I don’t really have much to add, but I just wanted to say good luck with everything, and that it will all work out!

Post # 15
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

As a last resort, you can ask the to cut the back into a “V” so that it fits better.

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