Post # 1
I bought my dress back in December for my Oct 2010 wedding (yes, I know it was quite early!).
I tried on a size 16 in the dress I purchased, and it was slightly too big. Since I told them I intended to lose about 20 pounds prior to the wedding, they encouraged me to order the size 14, which I did.
It’s in my closet now, it’s almost a year to the wedding, and I’ve had a bad year weight loss wise, so it isn’t anywhere closer to fitting.
For woman who had had their dresses altered – is it unreasonable to expect this dress to fit me via alterations, if I don’t end up losing weight? It’s a zip up in the back – if it was still too small, I was considering having it altered to a corset back (which I do love…).
Or would it be better to try and sell this dress, and go and purchase a new one in the size that was a little too big for me? It’s David’s Bridal, and it was almost a year ago and I don’t have a receipt anymore, so I doubt they’d let me exchange…
Post # 3
If you wear some serious undergarments, I’m talking like a rubber waist cincher and stuff…..will it maybe fit then?
I am sad too, the same thing happened to me w/my DB gown. The size 6 was too small in the bust so they ordered a size 8 assuring me it will fit perfect…..but it’s still a little small (zips up but you can tell it’s hugging the girls real tight) but my wedding is in less than a month so….I’m just grinning and bearing it. Damn DB!
Post # 4
I say keep it. You still have a year to go and if you stick to it and want to lose the weight, I’m sure you can. Like you said, the corset alteration could be made later if needed. Good luck!
Post # 5
You still have lots of time to lose 20lbs! Just find a plan that works for you and stick to it!
Post # 6
In terms of alterations – I definately would not count on altering the dress that way. It may sound easy to change out the zipper for a corset back but you have to remember that doing that changes how the skirt and the area below the zipper fit too. Usually there is not enough extra fabric in that area to make it that much bigger. And then you have to worry about the material puckering or not laying correctly because it wasn’t cut for that type of back. I am a pretty good seamstress and I have to say that whole idea makes me super nervous. Plus the costs for that type of a change would probably be fairly large. You have a year to go so I would also say re-dedicating yourself to a workout plan or ordering a backup might be a better way to go.
Post # 7
Although you still have a year to shed 20 lbs, having an experienced seamstress convert the dress to a corset back is a great option!
Post # 8
You have plenty of time, but I think that a corset back will work if the time comes and it’s still too small. I’m sure you’ll be able to lose the weight!