(Closed) Okay so I’ve lost weight…now what?!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It depends on what size your dress is and how it fit you to begin with.  I’ve heard before that anything under 10 pounds of weight is vanity weight- the scale shows a difference but its not enough to change your measurements.  How does the dress fit you right now?  Is it snug or just barely staying up.  If its fairly fitted now I would think you would be ok to lose the extra 5 or so pounds.  If its super loose right now you may need to look into alterations closer to your date.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Is it a corset back dress?  That would give you a little more room to play with.  Altering a dress for weight loose can range from very simple to a huge pain in the butt.  If its a simple single layer material, taking it in a little is fairly simple to do.  If it has layers of fabric, lace or embroidery its much harder.  The layers have to be altered separately, and lace or embroidered elements may be to be shifted to keep the gown from looking lopsided.  I would ask Future Sister-In-Law to look at dress and see if she thinks its something she is capable of or if she thinks you need to take it to a seamstress that does wedding gowns all the time. 

You could also take your measurements, and contact the store you ordered it from.  Find out where you current measurements fall  on their sizing chart.  That should give you an idea of how it will fit to decide if you want to look at alterations or feel like it will be ok without.

Post # 6
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s probably stress. But that’s not going to really help… if you keep losing weight the dress will be too big. I loved my dress even when it was clipped on, but I was floored by my dress the first time I put it on and it FIT.

My advice would be to find a private seamstress who’s willing to fit you as close to the wedding as possible. Mine did all the work on my dress about two weeks before, and did a check 6 days before. She said that if it fit right, I would have about 5 lbs wiggle room in my particular dress, but there was a lot of support in the bodice.

As for the eating strategy… if you can’t find someone to fit you very close to the wedding, I would re-introduce some of those “not so healthy” eating habits, in moderation. I don’t mean to encourage you to be unhealthy, but in the weeks before the wedding I did let myself have pizza, a drink or two, etc. I was too busy to diet properly, fast food was easier some nights, etc. My weight stayed pretty level, and now I’m getting back on track.

 

HTH! 

Post # 7
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822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i lost between 25-30 pounds.  when i took the dress i bought before the weight loss to the seamstress, i had about 7-8 inches in the hip/butt area and just a few inches in the waist and bust.  regardless of how much weight i lose/gain, i would still need to alter the standard proportions of a wedding dress.  i tend to carry my weight up top so i always have to buy dresses that fit up top and alter to fit everywhere else.  this wouldn’t be so much an issue if i wore an a-line dress but since my wedding dresses were all mermaid shaped, every dress had to be altered.  what shape is your wedding dress?  if it’s empire or a-line and not too fitted through the waist, you might not need to do much as long as your dress doesn’t slip down.

Post # 8
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@profiterole:  Oh, that’s a good point. Mine was a mermaid fit and flare type thing.

Post # 10
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its a beautiful dress!  I love the shorter tea length dresses.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s a beautiful dress, and I think the design is simple enough that you should be able to find a private seamstress, or even alterations place (NOT THE BRIDAL SHOP!!! They overcharge) to do it for a reasonable price.  I had a very heavily beaded, tight-fitting chiffon dress and I only paid $143 in alterations.

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