(Closed) What if my dress doesn’t fit???

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh me too. I ordered in November at 145 and now I’m 155… I pick it up in May so I’m eating super healthy now. My dress is pretty flowy, so it will likely still fit, but it certainly won’t look that great! I’m pretty sure my extra poundage is from stress eating as well.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you will be ok!  They can work wonders with alterations.  Here is what happened with me – I know every dress is different but maybe you will be similar!

I weigh 111 pounds, they told me I was between a size 0 and 2.  I ordered a size 2, and it needs to be taken in a couple of inches.  So if I weigh just about ten pounds less than you, and the size 2 was too big, hopefully the size 4 should be good for you?

 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

hahaha! ummm yeah. I know the feeling. That actually helps me avoid the bad food since I don’t want my co-workers to see me eat anything bad, especially since they know I have my wedding coming up.

The only thing that really keeps me motivated is that I know I will regret it if I do not look the best I possibly can for that day, and I will have the pictures to remind me of this.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Your dress probably came with a few inches of wiggle room….call your consultant and ask. I know when I got mine they said it could be let out up to 2 or 3 inches.

Post # 9
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90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Don’t worry – you still have time!

Post # 10
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452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have been told that you would have to go up/down 15 pounds to need to change to the next size. So if you were between a 2 and 4, and went up 10 pounds, I think it would actually fit you perfectly! Just think, now you can save money and not have to alter your dress!

Post # 11
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8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think you’ll be fine, it’s only 10 pounds. You were between sizes before, I bet the size 4 will fit you perfectly now.

Post # 12
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3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You’ll be fine. If you want to lose the weight, it needs to be done around your first fitting (otherwise the alterations wouldn’t be correct), so you have until August to do it. That is less than a pound a week, very easy to do.

What I do to drop weight (I am similar is size), is do strength training 3 times a week (see if you can find a body pump class near you– it has caused me to firm up quickly) and run 3 days a week (30 minutes, starting with the whole couch to 5k). For me, it took about a month to make it part of my routine, but now it is like second nature and I am having a much easier time watching what I eat.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Don’t stress about it! I haven’t changed my eating habits either and haven’t been working out. You still have plenty of time if you wanted to eat more healthy. And either way, there is always extra room in the dress. Mine was too small and it has a few inches extra that can be let out.

Post # 14
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602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

u should be going off of inches not weight. becuse when you add on weight it can be dispersed all over the body.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Pollywog:  I agree with this advice– I just started Couch to 5k, so I run/walk for 30 minutes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays I do some strength-training (mostly arms and abs now, because I’m just starting and my legs are already a little sore from the running).  

My first fitting is in June, so I’ve got a few more months to get in shape! I’d start now, though, time flies when it comes to losing weight.

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