Beginner August 2018

HELP!!! Dress doesn't fit!!!!!

Rachel, on December 6, 2017 at 12:29 PM Posted in Fitness and Health

I bought my dress last summer from David's bridal and got the same size and the sample I tried on. Which it fit PERFECT!!! Then tried my dress on a few months later after I received it and it is WAY to small!!! My wedding is in 8 months and I don't know what to do. It was paid for over a year ago. The only thing that had to be done was hem the bottom. I'm sooo freaking out!!! Any advice!?!?



  • Ashley
    Dedicated March 2018
    Ashley ·

    The sample dresses often fit larger since they get stretched out from constantly being tried on. Have you taken it to a seamstress to see how much they can let it out?

  • Kristin
    Expert May 2018
    Kristin ·

    It might stretch out some the longer you wear it. When I first tried my dress on it was uncomfortably tight but after I had it on for about an hour it started to feel better. 8 months is still a lot of time to get it taken out. I would wait a few months to try it on again and not start alterations until closer to the wedding.

  • TheWrightGirl
    Super November 2017
    TheWrightGirl ·

    Where did you buy it? If all else fails, you may have to get a new dress ordered.

  • BlueHenBride
    Master March 2017
    BlueHenBride ·

    Yeah, samples get stretched out with everyone trying them on. Did they measure you before your ordered the dress to confirm your measurements matched the size number on the sample?

    You can take it to a seamstress now to see how much wiggle room she thinks there is in letting out the seams, whether converting to a corset back is an option, or if there is anything else she recommends. I would wait to begin any work on the dress, though, until you're only 2-3 months out from your wedding. You don't want to spend money on alterations just to have your weight fluctuate in the next 8 months and need it altered again.

  • Ashley
    VIP May 2018
    Ashley ·

    Did you not try it on...???

  • Mozabrat
    Dedicated October 2018
    Mozabrat ·

    You have enough time to work it out. Sadly, it will cost you $$ in alterations.

  • Ashley
    Dedicated March 2018
    Ashley ·

    Do you know what binge and purging means? That is like the exact opposite of what you want to be doing right now. Eta: words

  • Rosered
    Devoted January 2019
    Rosered ·

    See if a seamstress can convert the back to a corset back and add an insert.

  • Rosered
    Devoted January 2019
    Rosered ·

    Please don't develop unhealthy eating habits over a dress. If you really want to loose weight you can exercise more and find a healthy diet for you.

  • Ashley
    Expert November 2018
    Ashley ·

    Binge and purge, meaning become bulimic? Don't do that!

  • lilam18
    Expert July 2018
    lilam18 ·

    Unfortunately that's the risk you take buying your dress so far in advance. But really, it's just a dress. Take a deep breath and consult an alterations professional. If you're serious about "bing n purge" please also consult a licensed therapist.

  • Melissa
    Master March 2018
    Melissa ·

    Eating disorders are not funny. That was a disgusting comment if you were joking. If you're not joking please get help ASAP.

  • Kristen328
    Super September 2018
    Kristen328 ·

    If you gained weight since trying it on last, start exercising and eating healthier. How much do you think you've gained? If it's one or two sizes it's definitely possible in 8 months. Just go about it in a healthy way. Download MyFitnessPal or SparkPeople. Don't starve yourself or binge and purge like you had mentioned.

  • R
    Beginner August 2018
    Rachel ·

    Of course I'm not serious. It was figure of speech. Sorry if I offended anyone.

  • Ashley
    Dedicated March 2018
    Ashley ·

    That isn't a figure of speech. Binging (consume in excess) and purging (unhealthy ways of eliminating food) is literally diagnostic criteria for bulmia. Who the eff jokes about that? That is like saying "welp, I gotta be anorexic for a few months." Jokes about mental health are disturbing and gross.

  • BabsandBear
    Devoted October 2018
    BabsandBear ·

    How much weight did you actually gain? Like can it still go over the hips/bust or does it just completely not fit?

    If it's just a little bit you can easily lose that weight with dedication, diet and exercise....at a healthy pace too.

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