Post # 1
I have decided to order a dress online (risky i know) but its for a casual elopement and its cheap so even if I need to get it altered a little I will have time and $$ left over to do so. Question is I have been working really hard on losing weight before the big day and am curently down 10lbs. Do I order a size smaller than I am now predicting that within 3 months ill be down another 10 and then I can always wear spanks if need be? Or do I order tha size I am now and then get it tailored in if/when I loose more weight? Ideally I would like to be down 25 more but I know thats not realistic.
Post # 2
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
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
Order the size you’re now and get it altered if needed.
Post # 4
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
Order what fits you now! It is much easier to have a dress altered smaller rather than larger.
Post # 6
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
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
- 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
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.