(Closed) Would you gain weight for the perfect dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you gain weight to fit into the perfect dress?
    No, I'm trying to lose weight! : (47 votes)
    28 %
    No, I'll alter my dress to fit me, not the other way around. : (100 votes)
    61 %
    I might consider going up one size only, for the sake of a perfect fit. : (15 votes)
    9 %
    Heck yes, taste-testing wedding cake flavors, here I come! : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Hmmm, honestly… I wouldn’t do it. I would scour the little seamstresses until I found out who I could afford. Thats just me though. I’m about the same size as you (height and all), but I don’t carry my weight well.. I carry it all in my mid section.. so I guess its a different story.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If you don’t want to alter the dress, or buy the right size online, and if you’re okay with gaining the weight, I’d say go for it!

    I gained 10lbs for prom, so I’d have some cleavage in my v-neck dress.

    ETA: Oops, didn’t see you already bought the dress, so buying the right size online obviously won’t work.

    Post # 5
    Member
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    As much as I think gaining two sizes could be a fabulous time (mmmm cookies), I would probably try and find a seamstress that could make it fit me within my budget.

    Post # 6
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Well I did gain weight before the wedding so I didn’t have to get alterations, but that wasn’t my reason. I would have much rather gotten the alterations, but I’m a stress eater so it didn’t work for me.

    Personally, I wouldn’t try to gain that much weight to fit in a dress. It’s probably not healthy. And it would blow my self esteem.

    Post # 7
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    No no no. Don’t gain wait and risk your health to save money. Get the alterations.

    Post # 8
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If it was just one size, it wouldn’t be such a big deal, but I wouldn’t want to be two sizes larger than my average. Definitely get a bunch of quotes from seamstresses to see if you can find one.

    Post # 9
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    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Curious, if you do decide to gain weigh from size 8 to fit in size 12, what do you do about normal clothes that are size 8? Wouldn’t you need to get a new wardrobe?

    I wouldn’t do it. I would worry about able to lose after the wedding. Plus, what if my normal clothes don’t fit and I have to spend money buying new clothes?

    Post # 10
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    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It’s worth at looking into what a seamstress might say. 

    Post # 12
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    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Take it to a seamstress and find out how much alterations will be. I think they usually charge by the seam. Depending on how complicated your dress is, you could also have a a friend who does a lot of sewing help you.

    That said, taking it down a couple of sizes shouldn’t be a huge deal. My hips are three sizes bigger than my bust and waist, so my dress is coming in. (Darn bootie.)

    Post # 14
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    with my body…NO WAY. If I was smaller then sure. 

    Post # 15
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    3166 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    cutexkitty makes the best point. are you willing to have ill-fitting normal clothes so that you can plump up a bit for one dress? I say just find a reasonably-priced seamstress or do it yourself.

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