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BECKAJS Posts: 1
6/29/09 2:33 P

Dresses can take up to 10 months to come in depending on the designer. Corset back dresses are the best for that. I bought mine a little tight with plans of losing atleast five pounds but the freedom to lose up to 15.

BOKUMOMMA Posts: 26
6/29/09 2:23 P

I think corset-back dresses are a great idea if you are planning on losing some weight. They tie up in the back, rather than use a zipper or buttons so there is some "wiggle room" in the size. I wore a corset-back dress and then lent my dress to a friend who is sized a bit differently, and she was able to wear the dress with no problems.

BOKUMOMMA Posts: 26
6/29/09 2:23 P

I think corset-back dresses are a great idea if you are planning on losing some weight. They tie up in the back, rather than use a zipper or buttons so there is some "wiggle room" in the size. I wore a corset-back dress and then lent my dress to a friend who is sized a bit differently, and she was able to wear the dress with no problems.

LEGALLYBLONDE81 Posts: 126
6/27/09 8:58 P

Yikes. Good to know. Thanks for the info all!

MOMMAGPLUS11 Posts: 2,669
6/23/09 8:07 A

Most places such as bridal shops require six months for the bridal dress and attendants dresses and the mothers dresses. So unless you plan to buy off the rack or are lucky enough to have a warehouse or consignment store and walk in on a good buy, you better allow six months to find and order your gown.

BADJES Posts: 86
6/22/09 10:24 P

You should seriously think about deciding on a dress by Dec, Jan at the latest...go for your final fitting in the beginning of May. Leave yourself enough time so you aren't scrambling...also, many summer dresses are sold out by Fed/March. Don't to miss out on the perfect dress!!!

LEGALLYBLONDE81 Posts: 126
6/22/09 10:11 P

Good to know! Thanks for the advice.

WILLIS02 Posts: 1
6/22/09 12:16 P

Dress can be altered down usually four to five sizes~~ They can be taken up two sizes!! And yes unless you want to pay big $$ for a rush allow 4 months to get here and 2-3 weeks for an alter!!

LEGALLYBLONDE81 Posts: 126
6/21/09 12:42 A

That's basically the plan. "They say" that 10 pounds usually equals 1 dress size. I'm a 14 now, and hoping to be an 8 at the end of this. If I can make it down to a 10 before I go dress shopping, hopefully the alterations won't be too drastic!

MRSDWILLIAMS Posts: 26
6/21/09 12:03 A

I'm planning on still shopping for my dress if I lose more I'll just have it altered but then mine is this fall so its closer anyways.maybe you could just wait a few months before shopping for the dress that way you will be closer to the size and not have to have as much altered.

LEGALLYBLONDE81 Posts: 126
6/20/09 10:19 P

My partner and I are getting married in June 2010 and I am trying to time dress shopping. I don't want to start trying dresses until I have lost enough weight that 1 - I feel fabulous and 2 - I don't buy something that needs to be altered down 4 sizes. But, it seems dresses can take 4 months to order, so I don't want to wait forever.

Anyone else trying to strike the right balance here? Anyone have any advice??

Thanks!

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