Post # 1
I have a dilemma! There is a wedding dress trunk sale in NYC this weekend and I want to go because they may have a dress I like. May is the key word here. I live in DC and the sale is in NYC. I plan to drive up to NY. I went to a trunk sale several months ago and tried on dresses but was mortified at how they looked on my fluffy frame. I gained about 30 pounds in the last two years and have lost 13 of those. I’m not where I want to be yet BUT I don’t want to miss opportunities for a sale. I love myself but, I love improving myself as this is not my normal shape or weight.
How have you ladies approached shopping when you intend to lose weight? Any advice? To go, or not to go??
Post # 2
You should go. You are working on losing weight, so you can always get the dress (or another one) and get it altered later. I’m not at my goal weight but it didn’t stop me from getting a dress that I love. If you like the dress that much this is a good opportunity to try it on.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
My question is – how far off is your wedding? Your body could drastically change before then, making a dress you love now look much different on you.
I’m a health & fitness junkie with an eating disorder – I binge when I’m emotional. Recently, I’ve gained 40 lbs. because of family issues. I have looked VERY different in the hips/chest at 120, 130, 140, and now 170 lbs. If I tried on a low neckline now, at my highest weight, I’d look like a hussy. But, when I get back to my desired weight of 120-125, It would look like someone put 90’s Macaulay Culkin in a wedding dress.
That said, you know your body much better than anyone online. If you know you’ll love the dress regardless of your figure, go for it! 🙂 Not to mention, LOTS of fun to be had in Manhattan. 😉
Post # 4
Will you have time to have your dress altered if you need to? If so, ask your seamstress what she thinks. Can you buy a slightly larget size and have it altered if you lose more weight? Or is that not a good plan for this particular dress? Don’t spend hundreds on a dress that you may or may not be able to wear, so get a go-ahead from your seamstress first!
Post # 5
I’m going through the same dilemma! Put on 50-60 lbs over the last 7 years, and just now getting it under control. 20 pounds down, but trunk show is in 3 weeks!!!
I’m going to ask them if I can pay for the dress, but hold off on ordering a size until another month or two. I understand as I lose weight it may look different but hopefully not too badly.
You seem to be only trying to lose another 17 lbs right? That (on me) is around one dress size. So I think you’d be ok to buy as that isn’t too drastic of a change. They can take that in I believe. Good luck with everything and happy shopping!!