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Apparently it is a lot harder to take a dress out if you can't fit into your dress, but it can be taken in...not sure on the limit of 2 sizes, although I would love to lose that much weight between now and January to find out if that is true or not. :)

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So what would happen if you ordered your dress, it came in and you lost 3 dress sizes and they tell you they can only alter it to 2 sizes, do they order you another dress at no cost and get it rushed or something?  I really have no clue how all of this works!

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From general research online, it sounds like dresses can usually only be taken in up to 2 sizes, but in some cases further alterations can be made depending on the individual dress.  Probably best to ask at the shop when you purchase your dress what can be done and what your options are.  When I picked up my dress they said it wouldn't be a problem to take it in for me if I do lose more weight.

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Thanks for the info CSandCk2, I will definitely have to ask the bridal shop what their policy is.

 

Originally Posted by CSandCK2 View Post

From general research online, it sounds like dresses can usually only be taken in up to 2 sizes, but in some cases further alterations can be made depending on the individual dress.  Probably best to ask at the shop when you purchase your dress what can be done and what your options are.  When I picked up my dress they said it wouldn't be a problem to take it in for me if I do lose more weight.



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My guess would be that if you lose (or gain) so much weight that the dress requires extensive alterations, you would be one the hook for that. And if the dress cannot be altered you would be responsible for paying for a new dress. What would be the sense of measurements if you could just reorder all the time? And you might not be able to get the dress you want in the remaining time.

 

My BF bought her dress off the rack and had to postpone her wedding. When it came time for the new wedding date, she had gained so much weight that the dress had to have a corset added to fit her properly. She also had a girl in her wedding party that went from a size 2 when we ordered to being 9 months pregnant. Thankfully, she was able to get her original dress altered to fit. I guess it all depends on how talented and determined your seamstress is?

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My matron of honor actually had her dress ordered two sizes bigger because originally we planned on getting married this past September and she was due for her baby at the end of July.  Since she didn't know how big she'd get and how quickly weight would go off the shop recommended that she get it bigger and then it could be taken in.  She's worried that it's going to be more than two sizes bigger at this point (since we changed it to the end of April), and may have to just order a new dress and just pay a restocking fee for the original dress.  So, it appears for most dresses that it is the two sizes rule... 

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This is why I have been so freaked out to go dress shopping, Im really worried about the alterations part of it all, Ive lost 16 lbs so far and really really really hope to lose another 20-25 or so before the wedding which I know I can do Im just worried about the dress fitting and be able to get it altered properly. And Im pretty sure if I do lost that amount of weight it will more than likely be more than 2 sizes.

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I was told that every 10 pounds is a dress size so I wouldn't worry. Order the dress one size smaller than you are now and you should be ok either way.

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Yeah thats what Im thinking at this point, to just order 1 size smaller and hope it can be altered enough when its all said and done.

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I ordered mine a size smaller , I wanted to order a couple sizes smaller in hopes that I woul lose that much weight but I got worried in case for some reason I didn't lose enough but mine has a corset back so I can tighten it a much as I need after it's altered. I'd recommend truing something with a corset back because it gives you a little flexibility with your weight . Can't wait to see what you did Brandy

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