(Closed) Want to order dress 2 sizes smaller but scared…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1895 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think your deffinitly gambling. The dress can be taken in, but only can be let out so much(if you dont lose as much weight as you thought you could). Me personally, i wouldnt risk it.

Post # 4
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t order smaller, not because you can’t lose the weight – I have total confidence in you.

HOWEVER, I have been so stressed out about so much, it has been a comfort that my dress fits, so worse case scenario I have to get it altered smaller which is possible, rather than larger which is not so much.

 

ALSO: stress makes it more difficult to lose weight.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t do it.

A dress can always be taken in but they can’t be taken out much.  If you don’t lose as much as you’d like, you’re basically screwed.

Post # 6
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3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

You’re gambeling– but I did it… 

It was actually an accident. The dress in the store was labeled a 12 and fit a little snug, but that’s the size I ordered expecting to lose weight, what I didn’t realize was that it had been stretched to larger than a 14… So, by the time I got mine, it was closer to a street size 10 (and I was still a SS14). 

Originally, I had it let out… but by my wedding day thanks to Paleo & Crossfit I had to have it re-taken in and it was smaller than it was out of the box.  

Post # 7
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672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t do it. Most dresses can be sized down at least two sizes which is approx. 40 lbs. 

Post # 10
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299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Don’t do it.  Bad, bad idea.  It’s a lot easier to get a dress altered down than up.  This is a story that never ends well.

Post # 11
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Has weight started coming off already?  I would wait until exactly 6 months before to order (assuming that’s how long) so you have a better idea of the size you’ll be.  Even if you are losing weight, I wouldn’t go more that one size lower that you currently are.  That way if you don’t lose as much as you want it will probably fit.  And if you lose it all you can have it taken in.  But like other bees are saying it’s easier to have it taken in.  If it’s too small you’ll have to add panels and probably ruin the look of the dress.

Post # 12
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672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Soon2BmrsJ:  20lbs=1 dress size is what I was told from the dress shop. 

Post # 13
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

I would NOT do this.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yikes I don’t recomend this…that’s a lot of stress and pressure to put on yourself. Wedding planning is stressful enough but knowing you have to lose not 1 but 2 dress sizes is very risky! As pp’s have said you can always have it taken in…..just pretend that you ordered it too small but don’t actually do it. Just mentally tell yourself that!

Post # 15
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am a size 8 – 10 and my dress has been ordered in a size 12. I was horrified at first, but I would much rather have to take it IN, than OUT. Please do not order smaller. x

Post # 16
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t. It’s easy to take in, but not out.

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