(Closed) Too fat for my dress!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You could cut down your meal portions and start a small diet and excersize reutine for the 2 months before your wedding and see if that helps? I know it sounds bad but don’t eat as much as normal and when you do eat stick to fruits, veggies, soup, and small portions of carbs.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think two months is plenty of time to lose a little bit of weight, especially if it’s just a little bit you have to lose. If that doesn’t work, maybe you could try a different , slightly tighter, corset underneath your dress. And if that fails, maybe you could jsut take it to a different seamstress and see if she could move the buttons closer to the edge of the fabric to help them close?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Portion control works wonders! Limit carbs. Start off your day eating something healthy. That will help you eat healthy throughout the course of the day. You still have time to shed a few with a healthy diet and workouts. Don’t give up hope, girl. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just went through this! I bought my dress last November. Fit PERFECT! Well my first fitting was beginning of July, and what do you know, it didn’t fit. It wouldn’t zip up a whole 4 inches! I was devastated. So, I started to watch what I ate. Cut out soda, cut my portions in half, and drank tons of water! Went mid July for my second fitting, and after my alterations lady took it out 3 inches, it zipped all the way up. I was soooo happy and thought my stresses were over. Nope, I was wrong. I went back this week on July 25th, and my dress didn’t fit again. It wouldn’t zip up by 2 inches. I left the shop in tears. My wedding is next Saturday, August 6th. She said she had one more seam to go into…which made me feel worse, knowing I had gotten so fricken fat that there wasn’t much else she could do. Well, I went back Tuesday and what do ya know…it zipped up and I had room to spare. It was such a HUGE relief!

Moral of my horror story is, do what you can do to get into your dress. You still have the time to lose the weight. Also, trust your alterations lady…they really do know what they are doing and will do whatever they can to make your dress perfect for your big day. Hang in there! You will be fine (:

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m so afraid of this now – I’ve gained 7-10lbs since I bought my dress in March, and I have my frist fitting on Monday… Except my wedding is just over a month away….

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you get serious, you can drop way more weight than needed in two months. Plenty of time.

You can drop 10 pounds in a month. It won’t be the healthiest diet, but you can do it. Cut sugar and breads. Lean protein only. If you can, go vegetarian.

Exercise in some way before or after work every day.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

No no no no no

Do not buy a new dress.

Your current dress should have at least 2 inches of seam allowance – and it sounds like it needs to be let out less than one inch. Any seamstress should be able to do it. Get on Yelp and find a good one. Take your dress there to get measured and have them give you an estimate. It cost me a little over $100 to get mine let out, and that was downtown Boston. Any way you slice it, it will be cheaper to get it altered than to buy a new dress.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, don’t crash diet. It’s unhealthy and will backfire. Adjust the dress to fit you instead of risking your health to fit into a dress.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just to double check…the dress zips up,but the buttons don’t fasten, right? You probably only need to lose some water weight to get the buttons in line. Just get on a health kick. Eat well, exercise. You’ll be fine.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@crayfish:  agree 100%  It sounds like the dress is actually really close to fitting… maybe you just were a little bloated.  If it’s not PMS or something, you could try cutting way down on salt for a couple days and then trying again.  If it’s still a little tight, you can get it altered.  It doesn’t need to be by the bridal shop where you bought it… you can find a tailor or seamstress with experience, good ratings, a friend’s referral, etc.

I also don’t see any issue with the bridesmaid dresses getting in a month before the wedding.  That’s more than enough time for your bridesmaids to pick them up and get any necessary alterations.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I bought a dress that was too small, probably about the same amount. I counted calories like crazy, did 30 day shred a few times a week (it’s $10)and really cut back on alcohol. I lost plenty of weight. I don’t drink soda nor am I a huge junk food eater, but I never felt deprived either. You can do this without being unhealthy. And save yourself lots of money too!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

South beach it! Get rid of the carbs and refined sugars and your dress will fit perfectly. Veggies, lean protein and cardio is the way to go! But becareful and make sure you are eating a lot of the vegetables and lean proteins so you don’t starve yourself.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I started herbalife and lost 15lbs already and it has only been a month.

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