Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2020 - Ireland
I’ve got about 15 lbs left I’d like to lose in advance of my wedding (summer/fall 2020) or if nothing else, I’d like to lose less and work on some toning/muscle. If I were to buy a dress at my current size and lose a size or 2 (no more than 2 I don’t think, seems unrealistic) would they be able to size a dress down that far, generally? I realize this could be dependent on dress style/designer/dress material – are some dresses more re-size friendly than others? Any advice is appreciated!
Post # 2
i think it generally depends on the overall structure of the dress, also have u thought of a corset back dress and buying it so it wasn’t tied up super tight as that would leave u room to tighten as u lost weight.
Another option is when u find your dress ask how long it takes to order and ask if they can remeasure you at a later date before placing order if u are planning to dress shop early.
Post # 3
- Wedding: Fireman’s Pavillion
(I used to work in fabric and spoke with seamstresses often.) Dresses can be made smaller, but not larger. To alter a dress to 1 or 2 dress sizes is generally not a problem. But it’s very important to give them time to do the work.
From my understanding, dresses with beading and lace are a bit more tricky to work with than a solid plain fabric, but it’s not impossible. I’ve heard only 1 or 2 stories where they couldn’t alter it over 6 years of working there. Check with the tailor with what they are comfortable doing. Book your appointment in advanced (your alterations typically start 6-8 weeks before your day, and your last one being 3-5 weeks before, but alteration spots can fill quickly especially if it’s at the height of the wedding season).