- 8 years ago
I was trying on wedding dresses the other day and when I asked about a particular style, I was told they only had it in size 4, I jokingly said ‘ha, wonder how many pounds I’d have to drop to fit into that number’, and the sales assistant actually looked me up and down and said ‘you know I think you’d only need to lose around 15-20 to fit into it!’ with a generous smile on her face. She thought she was doing me a favor, and I didn’t take offence, but it got me thinking.
I got home and jumped online to see how I’d rank 20 pounds less. According to the BMI calculator, I’d be in the category marked as underweight.
Now, I’m pretty happy with my weight, give or take about 10 pounds in either direction. But I wondered how many girls, myself included, would seriously consider dropping pounds into the ‘underweight’ section to feel beautiful the way the industry perceives beauty.
So, with that said, qualms about the BMI scale aside (we all know it has its faults), did you, or do you, plan to be at a weight that lands in the underweight section on your wedding day?
I totally understand that this could be a worrying question to answer, so don’t leave a comment if you don’t want to, but I do wonder how many of us are out there that don’t feel happy in a healthy weight range on our wedding day, which might be a bit of a shame really, and some cause for support and encouragement for being who we are.