(Closed) Will losing weight help my dress fit?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think for most women, one of the first places you lose weight will be in the chest area. 

I’m not one to tell someone that they need to lose weight, but if you want to lose some weight, I think it will fit better.  I’m assuming when you tried it on when you purchased it that it didn’t look this way?

I’m not a seamstress, but I think the only thing they *may* be able to do is let it out a little on the sides so it’s not smushing your bust. 


Post # 5
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

@MissCountryGirl727:  I agree – you’ll lose weight in your chest first. 


I would just change things up a bit and go back to your regular routine, and maybe be a bit more concious of what you’re eating. By the time you get to needing alterations before the wedding I’m sure the dress will look great!

And honestly I don’t think it looks bad right now, but I completely understand wanting to feel amazing in your dress and if losing a little weight is the motivator – then go for it!


Post # 6
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@StL.Ashley:  are you wearing a bra under your dress? That might be contributing to your chest space issues….if you aren’t, I’d maybe check with your seamstress to see if you lower the back? Maybe make it into a subtle “v” shape to give a little more room up front? 

I definitely wouldn’t order a new dress though! 🙂 

Post # 8
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@StL.Ashley:  yeah, I would lose the bra and see how much room it gives you then. Although I can see where your Fiance is coming from, I bet you’d feel a bit more comfortable with a little breathing room;) 

Post # 9
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I lost 6/8 lbs and it literally tranformed how the dress fit on me. Or at least transformed my perception of how it fit. So to answer ur question, yes, losing weight will help the dress fit better, imo.

Post # 10
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The bust of your dress looks much smaller than that of the sample, there just isn’t room for you boobs in there which is why they are getting so squashed.  I recently lost 30 pounds, and my bra size stayed exactly the same, it all came off by hips and butt.  I think the bodice needs to be altered quite a bit to make enough room in the bust.

Post # 11
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You might lose from your boobs, you might not. I would see if you could get it altered. 

Post # 12
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@StL.Ashley:  if you do specific workouts aimed at toning your chest and arm area, you will lose some. And a lot of girls do lose some weight when they workout. My workout partner actually mentioned at least when she was 10lbs heavier she had boobs.

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