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Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 21:44:08

I am bridesmaid on Saturday. I have serious PMS, including water retention which have made my already massive boobs even more massive hmm. My dress does not feel comfortableconfused I don't want to look awful and feel I will be letting the bride down if I look squashed in! The dress is a Monsoon navy maxi dress called Daisy, I have it in a 12 and so wish I got the 14. Does anyone have one wish they would like to sell on?? Monsoon are out of stock. I am going to live in the steam room for the next week with intermittent bouts on the treadmillgrin I have seen you all preform miracles before, please help! Any magic bloating remedies also gladly accepted!!thank you thank you!!

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 21:44:47 Said dress!

StatisticallyChallenged Sun 16-Mar-14 21:46:22

Go low carb for a week to help with the bloating and water retention - cut out bread, pasta, sugar, grains and drink a lot of water to help flush it all out.

Backtobedlam Sun 16-Mar-14 21:52:29

Can you take it to a seamstress and see what they can do? I can't see the link but perhaps a wider zip or replace zip with lace up style?

TheLostWinchesterWife Sun 16-Mar-14 21:55:15

Eat cucumber. A lot of cucumber. It's a diuretic and you'll wee the inches away grin

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 21:55:38

Oh damn I'm useless with links! Yes I think il go to seamstress tomorrow and cry beg her to do something! Even a couple of cms would make all the difference! Has anybody used aqua ban from boots? Desperate

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 21:56:44

Cucumber?!?! The one food that I hate! How unfair! The smell...shock Oh shit water and cucumber for a week it is! smile

Minorchristmascrisis Sun 16-Mar-14 21:57:00

What a coincidence! I'm a bridesmaid soon and we bought this last weekend! We got an 18 and a 10 but they had every size so pm me if you'd like to know which store (don't want to out myself)

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 21:58:18

Oh oh oh! I'm on phone how do I do that! Is it too early to say I luffs you!!grin

ConferencePear Sun 16-Mar-14 22:04:49

If all else fails eat lettuce for a week. It's a better diuretic than cucumber.

Minorchristmascrisis Sun 16-Mar-14 22:07:19

Pm'd you

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 22:17:20

Thanks everyone! I will be on the phone to the store first thing tomorrow! If it's bad news I will be back !

MsVestibule Sun 16-Mar-14 22:19:08

OK, emergency measures are clearly required. I needed to lose a dress size (like you, a 14 to a 12) and lost 10lbs in seven days. This is how I did it:
Day 1: Fruit only, but no bananas.
Day 2: Vegetables only, no dry beans, peas or corn. Evening - 1 large baked potato with butter.
Day 3: Fruit and veg only, no bananas or potatoes.
Day 4: 3-6 bananas and 8 glasses of skimmed milk - I made milk shakes.
Day 5: 10-20 ozs of beef, chicken of fish and either a can of tomatoes or up to six fresh tomatoes. Drink 6-8 glasses of water to wash away the uric acid in your body.
Day 6: 2 or 3 steaks, and veg, no potatoes.
Day 7: Brown rice and veg, unsweetened fruit juice.
You can also have a portion (canned or homemade) of vegetable soup.

I drank plenty of water and some black tea and coffee, but no diet drinks or alcohol at all.
I swear it works - it needs a lot of self control, which I just don't normally have, but I stuck to this fanatically and fit into my dress easily.

PrimalLass Sun 16-Mar-14 22:24:40

Asparagus makes you pee a lot.
Strictly avoid wheat.

Annianni Sun 16-Mar-14 22:29:51

Epsom salts (i get them from sainsburys pharmacy)
You need the bathing type, think they're called magnesium sulphate.
Have a hot bath with a large handful in, it works for me.

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 22:32:29

Thank you everyone! I am so peed of with myself! I had been on a real health kick and the hen doo threw my off track! So it's the brides fault really wink Veg, chicken,water will be my diet this week! Plus daily steams! Aaarrrggghhh! I really can not deal with my mother making any remarks about my dress looking too right or I should have dieted harderhmm

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 22:33:35

Ah yes Epsom salts! Not quite sure how I will fit work around the daily steaming, bathing and treadmill pounding! grin

WilsonFrickett Sun 16-Mar-14 22:47:52

Suck everything in underwear - as in a full body suit. Works wonders and will smooth a couple of cms off all over. Total pain in the arse to go to the loo in, but needs must. I got an all-in-one from John Lewis the last time I was a bridesmaid and I swear by it.

No carb and no booze and a bit of fasting will also do it but make sure you eat on the morning of the wedding or you will fall over after your first glass of champagne and I'm sure you'd rather be the bridesmaid in the slightly tight dress rather than the one who got steaming and threw up over the brides train!!!

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Sun 16-Mar-14 23:01:55

I have my spanx at the ready!! Unfortunately I am yet to find a all in one that goes up to my cup size confused

BlameItOnTheBogey Sun 16-Mar-14 23:05:37

YOu could Shred for a week too? That has really fast results...

anothermrssmith Sun 16-Mar-14 23:09:37

OP nothing to add other than good luck, and MsVestiBule you are my hero! I would rather shoot myself than go through that, well done you (and I say that as someone who's wedding dress didn't fit 6 weeks before the big day)

whydidyoudothat Sun 16-Mar-14 23:14:37

Would one of these do the trick, doesn't matter what your bra size is, you wear your own

TestingTestingWonTooFree Mon 17-Mar-14 05:25:38,default,pd.html

I've bought some Maidenform wear your own bra shapewear from TK Maxx for not much money (£10-15). If you have big boobs make sure the straps are as loose as possible.

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Mon 17-Mar-14 07:10:08

My spanx are the ones that come right up to under my bra so new ones aren't really neededsmile I think I might be the only person who thinks there comfy!

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Mon 17-Mar-14 08:43:50

Ok so unfortunately the store doesn't have the dress in, it must have been another similar one hmm The quest continues !

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