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Friday, April 26, 2013

I weighed about 230 pounds when I got married. I was about a size 18. I loved my wedding dress, and got a couple cute lightweight dresses and some tankinis for the honeymoon.

(The tankinis are long gone, but I kept the stretchy dresses. As I got fatter they got shorter due to stretching over more of me, so I bought matching slips to wear underneath.)

I also got a dress for the rehearsal dinner custom-made. I brought a photo I found online to a dressmaker - of a cute vintage inspired polka dot dress that didn't even begin to come in a size US 18.

She measured me and made the pattern exactly to my body, including altering a specially ordered bra in my cup size to work with the halter top of the dress.

The dress is AMAZING. I adored it. I've kept it no matter how much weight I gained, because it was literally the first dress I ever loved. (I always loathed dressing up - as a child because I was a tomboy, and as a tween & teen because I hated my body and finding something that fit was a horrorshow.)

I've been waiting to get back down near the 230s to try The Dress back on. I also saved the shoes - one day I was cutting through Macy's to get to some other store in the mall, and the first pair of shoes on the first table I passed were high heeled Mary Janes, black with white polka dots, and RED heels and straps. Kismet! I bought them instantly.

So today I was cleaning out my dresser and closet to get rid of some old, faded, and too-big clothes. Decided to try on The Dress. I weigh 247 pounds today, but I figured... I'm already in the back of the closet. May as well give it a shot!


My shape must be very different, due to working out so much more than I ever have before. The top is WAY too big, and the middle, from ribs to waist, which was designed to be TIGHT, is roomy.

The skirt still flies when I twirl, though. Heh.

I couldn't wear it in public again, but I still love it. I kind of don't want to take it off. I should probably get rid of it, since I can't wear it again. I always imagined when I lost weight i'd wear it out to dinner or something...

Guess I'll have to settle for the shoes.

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    I applaud anyone who can wear heels like that! Not happening here, lol! I'm pretty sure I would either break my new hardware or my neck!

    They look great on you, though! And since you REALLY love The Dress, and considering the emotional attatchment? ALTER IT!! Seriously. When you hit your goal weight, have it remade. If it's too big now, there should be extra fabric in it that will allow for it to be taken apart and re-worked in a smaller size.

    1664 days ago
  • MINEA999
    I'm drooling over those shoes. Give them to me. NOW! hehe

    1666 days ago
  • LEB0401
    How AWESOME! You know, they always say you can only trust the scale but so much. PROOF of how hard you've been working :)
    1666 days ago
    Love the shoes. Maybe you can find somebody to make you a new dress.
    1668 days ago
    Really cute shoes! Maybe have a new dress made when you're ready. But more important - congratulations on being too small to wear it!!! The way you're going, a whole world of cute dresses awaits you without having to have them made.
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    1669 days ago
    super cute shoes!!!
    1670 days ago
    I would wear those shoes everyday, they are ADORABLE!
    1670 days ago
    If you really love the dress...what about taking to get it altered. Or save it for your goal weight, and alter it to fit then!

    1670 days ago
    I don't like anti
    1670 days ago
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