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Dress Size - I'm too big/it is too small

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LaminateFlaw Mon 28-Jan-13 19:21:13

I found my dream dress at the weekend, but far from my dream price. My wedding is just under 6 months away. I've found a sample that is nominally about 2 sizes too small. Considering I'm planning on losing at least 2 stone before the wedding, having lost 7 already, how do you rate the chances of it fitting? Also, it's button back - do you think getting it converted to a lace back is a workable option should I fail to slim down?

Awfully dull question, sorry.

Scheherezade Mon 28-Jan-13 19:59:04

My dress is too small - I'm just having a corset back put in for £20.

LaminateFlaw Mon 28-Jan-13 20:35:28

Thank you for replying! I'm glad it's possible and not just me. Can I ask how long it is going to take?

Jenda Mon 28-Jan-13 20:37:03

can i ask how you have lost so much weight? i need to lose 7 stone. well done!

Jenda Mon 28-Jan-13 20:39:04

also depends on how you have dropped sizes with the weight. i was size 16 over about three stones but after that went up a size with each stone if you see what i mean. with a corset and willpower you should be ok smile

Scheherezade Mon 28-Jan-13 20:39:37

I think she said a month, but that's because my wedding is in June which is a popular wedding and prom time so she's very busy then.

I basically just typed seamstress into, took the dress into a couple of shops to get a quote, and went with the cheapest smile

LaminateFlaw Mon 28-Jan-13 20:46:50

Thanks so much! I've found dress shopping horrific, and the most stressful bit of wedding planning. Having found one I was then worried I was getting a bit unrealistic about sizes; I think if I keep at it and consider seamstresses I'll be good!

I'm a slimming world devotee, I know different things work for different people but I find it works really well for me smile

Scheherezade Mon 28-Jan-13 21:19:58

I've basically gained weight since I found my dress and tried to diet hmm I've got 5 months to lose a stone. And I had 5 slices of dominoes for dinner tonight!

Having a zip/button back converted to lace up is very common, because of fluctuating sizes. Shop around, one seamstress quoted £120, the other £20!

cookielove Mon 28-Jan-13 21:26:14

I bought my wedding dress just over a year before my wedding and it was 3 sizes to small i lost 3 stone to get into it, fitted like a glove on the day and it was a zip back. I had the option of having a lace up put in, but thankfully didn't have to go down that route. Nothing felt as good as the day my dress did up smile ooh aside from the marrying my dh that is wink

Can we have a link to the dress? nosy i completely understand if you don't want to though.

LaminateFlaw Mon 28-Jan-13 21:43:29

I'm being super secretive at the moment, I'm going to go and see it again on Saturday and decide so I will consider linking after that!

Rootvegetables Tue 29-Jan-13 15:32:08

I've just put my deposit down eek! But when I was shopping apparently some dresses are built with a couple of inches extra in the seams for easy adjusting. Maybe ask if this one has, I'm not sure exactly how you tell but it might give you a couple of inches. Also think about your shape I've got a waste but that means wider hips and ribs so if a dress is very fitted there it's hard to lose weight off already bony bits.

rosiesmartypants Tue 29-Jan-13 15:36:58

Congratulations on losing 7 stone! Wow! Well done - what a life changer!

Sorry no suggestions re dress, but had to say well done after reading. I found Body Pump classes helped me drop about a dress size in 6 weeks...

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