(Closed) Weight loss and dress…just HOW alterable are they really

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Take The Reins: 8 Sizes?!?  You mean 4 sizes (from a 16 to an 8)??  I don’t know much about the execution of alterations, but I’m pretty sure it depends on the neckline and structure of the dress.  I don’t think I’d want a dress that was altered more than 2 sizes.. let alone 4!

Post # 5
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t know much about alterations…but I would LOVE to know how you lost 30 lbs!  That’s awesome!  Congrats!  Are you following a specific program?

Post # 6
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

When I married my ex my wedding dress was a size 18 (Alfred Angelo). My seamstress had to take it down to a size 10 but it was still a size to big on my wedding day. The real issue is is that we really lost the shape of the dress. It went from a slim fitting a-line to a ballgown. So yes it is doable but I won’t do it again.

Post # 7
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the architecture of the dress starts changing after altering more than 2 sizes.

Post # 8
2759 posts
Sugar bee

And this is why I’m so lost on when to get my dress. Congrats on your weight loss! I’ve lost 30 so far and plan to try and lose at least 100-150 more before my wedding. I would say order a smaller size to be on the safe side. You may lose more, and I agree with other posters that after altering beyond 2 sizes the whole shape and feel of the dress will probably be off.

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