(Closed) Need to fit into this dress..how much weight to loose?

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If the difference in the dress was an inch or two it wouldnt be a problem, but this dress looks to be several inches too small. Every inch is about 10lb. Depending on what you lose and how much you tend to lose in the area you need to go down in, this may not be doable.

You may have to have a seamstress put a corset in the dress if you are deadset on wearing it.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 11 months ago by MissJulianna.
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wedding dress size 14 may not be the same sizing as your other dress – Sizing can be really wonky sometimes. 

You could always have a corset put in. Hopefully the wedding isn’t March 2015? Did you already purchase this dress? It is very pretty 🙂 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

15- 20 lbs. OR – you can have the seamstress alter the back to be corset style. This happened to me at my first wedding. . . I have the same type of body- slender legs but gain weight in the tummy and back.

I got so stressed out coming up to the wedding I didn’t lose the weight as expected. .  EEEEEEK. So they turned the back into a lace up and as a lace up you can gain or lose however much and it will always fit — and it will always  be beautiful  . . 

I’ll show you a pic-

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Why do you want to wear this dress?

As another May bride… May is rapidly approaching. If I were you I would buy a new dress. I’m sorry that this doesn’t fit. But the last thing you want is the stress of trying to lose a a sigificant amount of weight in the months immediately preceding the wedding. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Take your measurements and compare it to your designer’s size requirements. That’s what I did too fit into my dress. I lost 12 lbs, 2.5″ off my hips, 1.5″ off my waist, and 1″ off my bust, all in a month and a half. If you have to lose more than 1-1.5″ a month, I recommend buying another dress. I’ve been on a crazy workout schedule (5-7 days/week fairly intense activity) and watching everything I eat to achieve what I have – in a healthy way being aware of what my body needs.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

30 to 40 lbs is my guess

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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dances123:  +1 or take it to a seamstress now and do the alterations to make it fit as you are. I’m also May and wondering if I’ll lose 2″ total by the…this dress is smaller than that on you and you just don’t need that stress. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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slg18:  I agree with PP’s that my guess would be 15-20 lbs and that adding a corset back is a good option.  

I also agree that if your wedding is only a few months away, it probably isn’t the best idea to bank on losing a bunch of weight and fitting into your dress.  Especially if you tend to carry weight in specific areas on your body…  which suggests that even if you DO lose a lot of pounds, it may not necessarily mean you lose a lot of INCHES in the areas you need to.  Just IMO, but if I were you, I would try to find another dress (like, now) or get this dress into a seamstress to add a corset back.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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slg18:  Even if you do lose a lot of weight, it still may not fit. I’m saying this with experience. My dress is a size 4. I am 5’6 and weighed about 125 when I brought the dress in October. It fit then, but it was a bit tight in the bust. Now, I am 114 pounds and when I compare my measurements with the size chart, my bust/upper back is still 1 inch wider than the size 4. I don’t plan on losing more weight because I don’t want to look like a skeleton. All I’m saying is that even if you do lose a lot of weight, you can’t control where you lose it from. Personally, I would not risk buying a dress that small.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

May is rapidly approaching… I’d like to lose 5-10 lbs for my dress and honestly I’m starting to get worried. It’s going to be some serious work. (The sample i tried on was too big but when my dress came in the same size it just barely zipped! ah!!) 

You might need to lose 20-40lbs to fit into that dress with it zipped. (guessing?) I’d certainly look into it being altered into a corset-style because that will give you a lot of wiggle room. 

 

To do it… Cut out all soda/juice. Drink water (add lemon or fruit for flavor). Drink coffee/tea black. Cook all your meals. Limit carbs… breads/pasta/sugars. be active 30-60min a day. (i like the blogilaties calendars for free workouts.)  avoid processed/packaged foods. use an app like loseit or my fitness pal to track. but don’t starve yourself… if you’re hungry fill up on low calorie items (veggies, fruit). 

Breakfast: eggs/oatmeal/fruit

lunch: chicken, veggies, fruit

dinner: chicken, veggies, fruit.  

Snacks: veggies, greek yogurt, air-popped popcorn, apple w/ cinnamon

flavor: season things with lemon/pepper, balsamic vinegar, hot sauce, garlic, other dry spices that doesn’t add calories. 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook

Agree with the corset option.  A friend of mine bought her (discontinued) dream dress on ebay but it was a size 12 and she was a street size 14.  She worked her butt off for 10 months to lose weight, but in the end a corset really was her best option- especially since she could still continue exercising closer to the wedding and knew that the corset would adjust to her if she lost more weight.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

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slg18:  it’s hard to give an exact weight. I mean is it all in the stomach if so a good 5 to 10 lbs. If you are gaining muscle you are ovobviously going to lose fat and gain muscle which means that you may only need to lose about 5. So just keep working out and don’t focus on any numbers but focus on the inches you will be losing. I think you need to reset your goals to inches because we can’t really say lose 5 10 or 15 lbs to fit in the dress because we truly don’t know. Material of the dress cam make a difference. Keep up the good work and don’t focus on the lbs you lose. It’s just a number. I weigh about 135 and believe me i have fat around my stomach. I have seen girls weigh 135 and have no fat and look perfect. Again keep up the good work and just focus on that dress fitting perfectly and not the scale.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

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slg18:  Good call considering the corset as a backup. Ithink you’ll need about 15lbs off, and its doable, but I’d urge you not to do anything drastic. Your health, as always, comes first. 

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