posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1998 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Soon_To_Be_Mrs_Biker:  I suppose your dress shrunk during cleaning! That’s really unfortunate but I think satin should have little “give” and should stretch out a little. When is your wedding? I think I remember your dress thread and what you look like. You don’t need to lose any weight at all but maybe you could try to drop a pound or two just to be sure you’ll feel comfortable in your dress? My ribcage is where extra weight falls off first so if you’re anything like me, it shouldn’t be too difficult. 

Post # 5
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No similar issue for me, but I think it’s entirely possible that the dress shrunk a bit when they cleaned it. 

I would probably try to lose a couple of pounds, and be SUPER careful about salt and simple carb intake in the week before your wedding. You will be surprised how much you de-bloat in a few days by seriously limiting salt. 

Post # 6
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club

Have you tried it with the bra again? You’d be amazed how much and undergarment can affect the fit of certain dresses… Before you worry about losing any weight (unless you’re set on it and would fell better if you do), maybe try it with the same undergarment as before? A simple shift from the cups or a little nip due to the boning/wiring of the bra might have been the trick! Best of luck, hope you feel great in the gown on your big day! 

Post # 7
9538 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Dresses can totally shrink when cleaned. Sounds like that’s what happened. I don’t know if this is logistically possible, but could you just wear your dress around the house (after showering and being careful to keep in clean) to see if it stretches out some? I know when I first wash my jeans they’re tight and somewhat uncomfortable. but after wearing them for a full day they’re back to being comfy – so maybe your dress will be the same?

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