order a dress predicting for weightloss?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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617 posts
Busy bee

It’s MUCH easier to get a dress altered down a size than up. I would get your current size. I lost about 6 pounds from when I bought my dress and my wedding day and it still fit nicely and I didn’t have to get it altered. 

Post # 3
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6348 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Order the size you’re now and get it altered if needed.

Post # 4
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11481 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Don’t order a dress based upon projected weight loss. There are so many factors involved that could affect your plans to lose weight. As prior posters said, it is much easier to size a dress down than it is to make a too-small dress fit.

Post # 5
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1898 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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globalmargaret :  Order what fits you now! It is much easier to have a dress altered smaller rather than larger. 

Post # 6
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9583 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

NO NO NO NO NO. No aspirational sizing. Just no. A good tailor will fit the dress to you in the weeks before your wedding.

Post # 7
Hostess
3985 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Please don’t do this.  My friend did and now has an expensive dress that is way too small.  My dress had to be taken in about 2 sizes and it was completely doable and looked beautiful!  Definitely order the size you are.  Weightloss isn’t always even either – you can’t guarantee that you’ll lose the weight where you want to.

Post # 8
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1918 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I wouldn’t do that you can always get your dress altered but it’s a lot more difficult to make a larger dress and you shouldn’t put more stress on yourself 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I generally think that if you’re going to be aspirational about it, you should pick the lower side of a band you have actually been within over the past year. I have 5 pounds that I lose/gain at random throughout the year without any conscious effort on my part, and bought my wedding dress with the projectiont that I’d be at the low end of my range. 

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