(Closed) My wedding dress only zips halfway!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3831 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

jesus. how is it you lost 20lbs and its not zipping? Did they even order the right size? Thats 2 dress sizes!

Post # 4
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Is the dress unable to be taken out at all?  


Post # 5
11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

can you add a corset back?

Post # 6
2379 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That’s more than 20 weeks away!  You can drop a pound a week without a problem.  Don’t stress, keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll be fine!

Post # 7
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I totally think you’re going to get there! I highly reccoment talking to a doctor about developing a healthy diet, that’s a lot of weight to lose and you want to make sure all your organ function is good!


In the meantime consult your seamstress so you can have a back up plan if you still can’t get into the dress a month out. A good seamstress WILL be able to find a solution, even if that solution is taking the dress apart and putting it back together.

Post # 8
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsWBS:  Mt thoughts exactly. Worst case, make it a corset back. 

Post # 9
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@lmdemberg:  When my dress came in May 4 it barely zipped and when it did it still wasn’t even sitting wehre it was supposed and let’s not even go into the back fat and arm flab situation!!!

Fast foward two weeks and me doing a very strict diet plan and workout routin! I felt really good Saturday and decided I wanted to try my dress on again.  Too my surprise the sucker zipped right up and there is a bout a half an inch space in my chest and 3 1/2 inches in my waist that can be taken in. I am getting married in 4 months and will be sticking with it, actually I bought a one year membership, so I will be sticking with it until I finally get pregnant and become too pregnant to workout. 

It is called Kaia FIT I have no idea if it is national but it is amazing. If you message  me your email address I will email you the nutritional plan at the very least.  It is truly amazing today was our 3 week fitness check and I have lost 5 1/2 inches but only lost one pund.  So to be honest the scale means little especially when we have to reset our body structure!


Good luck

Post # 10
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

o my! im sorry your going thru this! when they ordered my dress they never even measuured me so when it came in of course it didnt fit. luckily i could send mine back, but when they actually measured me we realised they should of ordered 2 sizes up from the get go.


Def speak with an altertaions person and see if they can add a corset back, that will help some. also keep up with the exercise! and healthy eating of course. good luck!

Post # 11
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lmdemberg:  I am guessing that are more of an hourglass and proportional than lower-body heavy, which would make that zipper issue pretty normal for you.

Is there a way you could have the dress tailored so the zipper stops at that point and the rest is an open back?


Post # 12
527 posts
Busy bee

@lmdemberg:  I don’t think you need to purchase another dress.  You SHOULD be able to lose that much weight in a few months, with a strict diet.

Worst case scenario – take out the zipper and add a corset.  Problem solved.

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