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

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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slg18:  Remember bridal sizing runs small compared to regular sizing- I would say go with corset option. May is coming up quick!! Just by looking at the picture it doesnt seem possible to lose enough weight to get the dress to close without crash dieting or picking up a meth habit

Healthy is more important than getting your dress to zipper!

 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Greatdane1986:  I second this, 30-40 lbs probably

Post # 18
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Helper bee

Your health is the most important thing. If you are able to fit into that dress in the amount of time you have (healthy weight loss is 1-2 lbs/week) you won’t be doing your body any favors. You likely won’t lose enough but you’ll put a ton of stress on your body and your emotions, right as your planning is getting intense and more stressful. Just get the corset put into the dress or purchase a different dress.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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slg18:  Just curious, because it looks from the picture like you are in a store, but do you already own this dress and want to fit into it, or do you want to buy it to wear for your May wedding?  Either way, I would consider getting something off the rack that fits well now.  As I’m discovering, the last month or two before the wedding is pretty stressful (unless you are super on top of things!), so I personally probably would not want to add crash dieting to the stress.

Also, someone earlier said if you add a corset back, you can gain or lost as much weight and it will still always fit, and I just want to point out that is not true.  There will be more leeway with fit, but it will not fit no matter what your weight is.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Everyone loses weight differently, and you have to know yourself best. I had the same problem – my weight is so volatile and I’m a stress eater – and I knew trying to kill myself losing weight for a dress was just ridiculous. I bought a new dress and I actually like it more than I liked the first! That dress will not fit unless you lost 20 lbs., maybe more depending on how you lose. The corset will give you some give, but will not bridge that gap you have now. It’ll help but probably won’t be a complete solution. I had the same exact problem and I had to be honest with myself. It hurts but the stress isn’t worth it on top of everything else you’ll be dealing with.

You could get it taken out…I don’t think that fabric will show the track marks. Check the seam allowances…most will give you an inch per seam.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

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slg18:  It looks to me like basically no amount of weight lost will make you fit. If it were a couple inches, yes, but this dress appears to be smaller than your rib cage and you can’t shrink that.

 

ETA: that sounded like I was being really mean, what I meant is I do not think you are overweight for this dress size, and I don’t think you need to lose weight to fit into it, I think the dress is the wrong size for your frame.

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Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can’t you order this dress in your size? I don’t think it is going to fit you by May, unfortunately. Don’t put yourself through that stress — get yourself a dress that fits.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My suggestion is that you find a different dress ASAP. May is only 3 months away so unless you are getting something off the rack you might be in trouble. To fit into this specific dress you might be looking at 30-40lbs and that’s if you lose it where you need to lose it. That much weight in 3 months is really tough to lose but doable with a lot of hard work and comittment. I just wouldnt want to bank on losing it and then being stuck with a dress that still doesn’t fit you. Have you tried finding this dress in a different store in a larger size? 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It looks like you’ll need to lose 30-40 pounds, and if you make it a corset back, you might get away with 20. But there are a million dresses in the world–I would focus on finding one that fits you and just relax. If you want to try to lose weight, fine. The dress can always be taken in. But I would not recommend trying to fit into a dress you don’t currently fit into. It’s just too stressful!

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Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

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slg18:  Don’t buy a wedding dress that you have to lose weight for, or at least a significant amount of weight. That may be ok for a cocktail dress or a bathing suit, but that’s a big gamble coming up to your wedding day.

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper

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justwondering2015:  
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Danielac80:  Agreed.

I have “skinny” everyday clothes that I got ages ago hoping I’d lose enough weight to fit into them. Well guess what? They’re still hanging in my closet and I’m about to face reality and donate them.

Buy a dress that fits you now and if you do lose a significant amount of weight by May, as 

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Mrs. Honeybee: says, it can be taken in.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

If you are set on using this dress, I would change it to a corset back to give you an added inch or so. I would go vegan as much as possible, cut out sugar and bread. I would also work on toning up (not saying that you need it) but that muscle burns more calories. It won’t be fun or enjoyable, but you could do it if you make your mind up.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I agree with going the corset back route, just focus on loosing what you can and toning.  Lifting has helped me speed up the weight loss process by far.

I am an end of May bride myself. I’ve lost 15lb so far since January 1, my goal is at least 25 more pounds, but I’m working out 6 days a week (3 days weights, 3 days cardio), 1-2 hours a day, and eating 1200 calories. 

 

 

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