Post # 1
I just ordered my dress (yay!, gulp!) at Kleinfeld on Sunday! It is a trumpet style with all over lace (I think it’s an overlay). Here is the dress: http://www.marisabridals.com/Style/Marisa/925/ My primary question is: If I lose enough weight to take in the dress three or more sizes, will I risk making the dress look weird after alterations?
I was in between sizes and ended up ordering the smaller size (which the sales lady says is about an inch too small right now around the waist and bust). I have lost and kept weight off before and have lost 12 pounds (including 2 inches off waist, 1 inch off bust and 1 inch off hips) in the last two months and I have a good amount of weight I could lose (right now, I am around a street size 14). I am logging food on my fitness pal, getting back into running, and working out 5x/week. I feel confident that I can lose the extra inch prior to alterations, which should begin in about five months.
But, I am hoping to lose more than the one inch! I would like to lose an additional 38 pounds prior to the wedding. Because I am an apple and gain/hold most of my weight around my torso, for me this is the equivalent of 3 dress sizes (possibly more). My primary concern though, is that is too much to lose and still successfully alter the dress? I’ve heard two sizes is not an issue, but what about 3 or more?
I’ve been toying with the idea of ordering an additional size smaller, but not sure that is a good idea.
Post # 2
I was in the same situation as you- thought I would lose enough wait to order the 12- but I ended up dropping 30 pounds for the wedding and STILL bought the 14. It’s easy for them to take in the dress but HARD for them to take it out. Save yourself a LOT of stress and buy the 14.
Post # 3
I am definitely in the camp that it’s better to buy bigger and alter, but I’m just concerned that taking it in multiple sizes will cause the dress to look strange, particularly given how fitted it is!
Have any of you ladies taken in or known someone to who took in a dress 3 or more sizes? How did it turn out?
Post # 4
If it makes you feel better, I was told that it is absolutely not a problem to take a dress in up to 3 dress sizes… beyond that I think it probably matters on the style of the dress – good luck with your weight loss goals!! 🙂
Post # 5
Closertofine: if it makes you feel better, i once bought an extremely detailed, beaded and crystal-covered within an inch of its life dress for a pageant. problem was, it only came in a 16. i was a 6 at the time…but i loved it! i couldn’t say no to it. let me tell ya girl–a good seamstress will make any dress look like it was made specifically for YOU! 🙂 order a size bigger than you think you’ll need, because if they need fabric it’s easier to get it from your own dress. but yeah. way easier to go down than up. beautiful dress, btw!