(Closed) Told not to lose any more weight ?!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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9528 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I feel like if they are the ones who ordered the wrong size, they should refund you the money or at least give it to you as store credit to get a different dress.  Can you find a different dress that they have in store in your size?

Sorry to hear about the mixup–so frustrating!  Congrats on the weight loss though!  

Post # 3
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124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have this same problem, well, similar. My dress fits me perfectly but boy would i love to drop like 30 pounds! However it would mess up my dress to make it a smaller size. I have decided instead to just focus on the body parts I am unhappy with (my arms) and work on accepting the rest of my body in the dress. My dress is a 16W so I am not too much different than you. We also have the same wedding date 🙂 I have heard also that it is not good to alter a dress more than 2 sizes in either directions. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by  debcon15.
Post # 4
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9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Personally, I’d just maintain your weight until the wedding rather than trying to alter a dress too much or get a new one. You can always continue to lose weight after the wedding, if you want to. Ultimately it comes down to picking priorities. At this point, I don’t think I’d want the stress of findings a new dress if more significant alterations didn’t work, but if being able to lose more weight is important to you, it might be worth the stress to you. You could always get a second oppinion on the alterations. 

Post # 5
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531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

VERY PRETTY!!  UGH that is a tricky one!  I would seek a second opinion for the alterations – it’s nice not to have to lose more weight to fit into the dress, but seems like you’re really hitting your weight-loss stride and feeling good, and want to lose more.  

Even if you maintained your weight scale-wise, but continued to work out, you might still risk the dress being too big as your body changes shape with muscle – I ran into that problem – I weighed the same exact amount on the scale but had dropped two dress sizes (thankfully not my wedding dress).

Definitely second opinion.  There are some miracle seamstresses out there!

Post # 6
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241 posts
Helper bee

Ashley062715:  It depends on what’s more important to you. If they ordered the wrong size, I would try to get my money back and just get a new dress. Alterations more than 2 sizes really are like remaking the dress and might cost you just as much. Although your design doesn’t seem to have a lot of layers and detail work so it probably could be done nicely. But if you love the dress, maybe stay the same weight and lose more after the wedding. 

Post # 9
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9528 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Ashley062715:  Yeah that makes sense.  I’d be so pissed with them. 🙁

Post # 10
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531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had this dress and had it altered a ton! I was a street size 8 and fit into a 10 in the store perfectly. They ordered it in a 14w because I was pregnant and then took it in to accommodate. I just needed the room in the belly part. I know this definately isn’t your situation but my point was that it honestly didn’t look any different after all those alterations. Sorry I don’t have a before picture! I also added a sash.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Ashley062715:  i think if they take too much in it can mess the dress up which is probably what they want to stay away from. you can get another opinion but if you do find someone who is taking it in a few sizes you may or may not like the outcome. I was told not to lose any more weight and i did the complete opposite and gained weight lol

Post # 12
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2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

The dress salon ordered my dress in a petite size 9. I tried the exact dress in a normal size 6 and it fit perfectly. According to my measurement they should have orded the petite size 7 which is the same measurement as the normal size 6 but they didn’t. I was also about 4 month postpartumn at the time when they measured me and have lost weight since than. My dress is kind of similar looking to yours. My seamstress had no problem taking mine in. Than again my didn’t have a lot of beading on it. A really good seamstress would be able to take your dress in even if you did end up loosing more weight. My seamstress did a fantastic job on mine. I picked up my dress from alteration on easter sunday and it fits me perfectly. I don’t have any pics of it after alterations though.

Here is my dress before alterations. It was way too big. 

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