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!
It's TOO BIG.
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.