(Closed) Still freaking about dress size!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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293 posts
Helper bee

When you say that you “normally” wear a 4/6, do you mean that you are dieting to get back to that size, or that you are that size already and want to be even smaller?

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Not that I am taking sides (especially when you have a ways to go before your wedding), but . . .

Just losing *x* number of pounds in no way guarantees that your measurements will change enough to warrant ordering a smaller size.  I have friends who have lost 20+ pounds, but only realized a half inch or so loss in their largest area, i.e., hips or waist.  There are no guarantees. 

Also, just because you lose the weight before you order the dress does not mean that you won’t put the weight back on (not trying to hurt your feelings at all!), especially when it sounds like you are going for a *personal best*, i.e., the lowest weight you have ever been.

In my case, I was taking steroids when I ordered my dress (and had gained 10 pounds accordingly).  I still ordered the dress in the size that I was then (regardless of my medication bloat), even though I was really confident the weight would come off (and it did).  But you just never know . . . .

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

They insisted you get a 10? Did they show you how they plan their sizes in the chest/waist/etc? I wear a 4 normally and they told me to order between a 4-6 for the dress. I ended up ordering the 6 because I fit into that category more in the waist, but I’m having some concerns about the weight I plan on losing (since its a corset and I dont want it to tie up too much)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Dress sizes run higher from what I heard.  She probably ordered after taking your measurements, right?  I wouldn’t worry too much about it — you might have to have it altered, but in no way it’s going to be too big for alterations!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh don’t worry about it, they can alter it no problem 🙂 It’s always easier to take a dress in than let it out, so you sort of have to order with whatever is the best fitting on the largest part of you, so they’re probably right. I’ve heard of girls altering a size 10 to a 2, so I know it can be altered! Is it the dress you showed us the other day? It’s going to be gorgeous 🙂

Post # 10
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762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When I got my dress they said they could alter it even if I lost 50 lbs.

@MissCosmopolitan- I might have to be on steroids. How long after did the weight come off? I’m so nervous about this!

Post # 11
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I fully agree with everyone who’s saying it’s nothing to worry about.  Minor alterations can be done quickly if needed, and if you are trying to drop a few pounds before the wedding, stress will work against everything you’re doing to loose weight.  Nothing keeps those pounds on like stress. 

 

Breathe, stay calm, you’re gonna be beautiful. 

Post # 12
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

Don’t worry about it, they can alter it away so I think sometimes they air on the cautious side.  Though one time I swear I was sold a bigger Bridesmaid or Best Man dress just so they could make $$ off of alterations.  I was young and naive but when the dress came in I could  pull the waist over my hips, it was ridiculous how far off their measurements were.  They altered it down just fine but I was a bit pissed that they were so off on their measurements.

Post # 13
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3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m normally a size 0/2 and my dress is a 10–it’s a sample dress. And they told me they could alter it down no problem. So don’t worry!

Post # 14
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278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s completely normal to go up a couple sizes for any wedding related dress. If you’re worried, I would ask to see the measurements your consultant took and the size chart for your designer. They usually order based on the largest measurement, but talk to your consultant about how that works for your specific dress. For example, I would have had to order another size up if we went by my hip measurement, but my dress is an A-line, so the hips don’t matter.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I normally wear a 4 and ordered my dress in a 6.  Now Im worried it’s gonna be TOO SMALL (which is a lot scarier than taking it in!)  Different designers run differently.  Some of the samples were 8 and 10 and they were tight, others were huge.  It’s just a number.  Honestly.

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