(Closed) Weight loss- before/after-wedding dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve heard dresses can only be taken in about 2 sizes so I would be careful about how much weight you lose. I’m planning on losing weight as well before the wedding but I’m now worried I’ll lose too much and the dress won’t be able to be taken in enough.

If someone knows this isn’t true, please correct me!

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Ive heard most can be taken in four sizes! But to ask to be sure before you buy it, because it’s based on the structure! I’m curious to know for sure too!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

How significant is significant though? The dress I tried on in store was a 14, but they’ve ordered me a 12 as they had to nip the waist and boobs in so much. However, I’ve put on like 10lbs since then so I now need to lose again. 

For me, I would count 20-30lbs as ‘significant’ but I know of others who wouldn’t count it as significant unless it was 50-100lbs! 

A dress size is roughly equal to 10-12lbs, so if we err on the side of caution and say the dress can be taken in 2 sizes then you can only lose about 20lbs before it starts becoming more difficult. 

Sorry I don’t have any pictures, but I’d be really interested to see if anyone does 🙂

(also, my previous Weight Loss has shown that I lose most of my weight from my boobs, so take that into consideration!)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

So, I’d urge some caution, depending upon your dress. I purchased a very, very heavily beaded dress. I knew it would need to be altered, especially in the bust, slightly in the hip and bum, but the waist area was perfect. Fast forward- I lost about fifteen pounds- apparently mostly in the bust. This was also apparently the very worst place I could have lost it with a very heavily beaded dress. Long story short- I still have that dress. It hangs in the closet (I still look at it every now and then- I sooooo loved it!!!), as I was told by multiple people that it either could not, or they would not reccommended trying to take the top in as much as it needed to be.

Keep watching for replies, though, as I’ve seen other people on the board who have had dresses taken in so much they have almost been re-created. I knew you should never buy too small, as you can’t count on a dress being able to be taken out, but I never, never, never imagined that it might not be able to be taken in. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Good luck ! I lost about 15 pounds (I’m 5″8′ so not a lot) before my wedding (photos show progress, sorry uploading from phone hard to get the right order. First fitting is the close up with veil, second fitting is full length, and then the final fitting.)

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

And the wedding day for good measure! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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hcrlli2014:  Good! I’m glad! I’d always been told that you buy for your largest measurement- in that case, my dress should have worked. No one mentioned how difficult the bust would be to alter with all the beading- I never anticipated that losing weight- which I definitely needed to do- would render the dress unusable. I was just sick. And, the issue was the beading and the boning. I probably would have been ok if the bust wasn’t already too big when I got it, or if I’d lost weight more evenly (as opposed to mostly in the bust, of all places), or mostly if the dress had not had such an overwhelming amount of and very intricate beading. The dress I ended up with was fine (and a total steal- so that eased the pain!- although the bust still neeed to come in- who do they make these dresses for?!?!), but I so looooved the first dress.  Good luck- you got a great deal- you are trying to get healthy- and the dress isn’t beaded- I think you are in good shape! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m 4’11” and I lost 20lbs and 2 dress sizes

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Ahh nice! I’m hoping to lose 10-15lbs. I have a corset back so that should work for me

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