Just Said Yes January 2018

My Dress Doesn't Fit!

Kristin , on November 28, 2017 at 3:32 PM Posted in Fitness and Health

My wedding is January 16th 2018. I got my dress November 2016. It was way too big. I had it taken in end of August 2017 by my local lady at the dry cleaners. Fit great. Maybe a bit snug bit it's strapless so I liked it. Well I ended up buying a new belt for it so tried it all on the other day. I can't get it to zip up! I'm horrified. I've never had weight issues and am usually around 120-125. I never weigh myself. I don't have a scale. I weighed myself two weeks ago at my mom's while I was using her bathroom and I was 130. Which isn't totally unusual for me but heavier. So now that the dress doesn't zip up I'm like oh grap. My jeans still fit fine but I have noticed my bras feel a bit tighter. I've been working out more (pole dance classes, which I highly recommend so much fun) and I think it's because of my back muscles !!!

So I've stopped working out. What else can I do? Maybe running ? I don't know if that will help my back tho? I have about 4 inches left to zip up.



  • Kristin
    Just Said Yes January 2018
    Kristin ·

    May have only 3 inches to zip as I was zipping it myself and it was an awkward angle

  • MsMay
    Devoted May 2018
    MsMay ·

    So your wedding is in January not April Correct? Yes I would stop working out your back immediately . I would never say that to anyone but in the case you have very little time.

  • Kristin
    Just Said Yes January 2018
    Kristin ·

    Yes it's in January. I'm having my mom come over in a few days to help me, and hopefully maybe she can get it to zip more than I can. But I even tried just closing the pieces of fabric and they didn't meet. Yikes. The woman who took my dress in had it done in 1 week. But i would hate to go back and make her redo it. Plus, now she's taking it out and I'm not sure if that can be done or not.

  • D
    Just Said Yes November 2019
    Deanna ·

    I say seamstress!! Maybe see if somebody else can get it zipped up since you said you had a hard time yourself and see where the issue is. As far as your weight goes, muscle weighs more than fat. So please understand that it's not fat and it's going to be hard to just lose it too.

  • RustyTheDog
    Dedicated December 2017
    RustyTheDog ·

    No one should try on dresses within the week after Thanksgiving. Give yourself at least another week till you freak out. I'm sure as heck not trying mine on till next week and my wedding's in less than 3 weeks.

  • K
    Expert July 2018
    K ·

    As someone who bought a dress too small for the engagement shoot and gave herself a month to "lose a few lbs" to fit into instead of just getting a size up, I think a seamstress is your best bet.

  • M
    Savvy February 2018
    Michaela ·

    Clean eating and drink a gallon to a gallon 1/2 a day. Also DONT STRESS!

  • KatieMBY
    VIP January 2018
    KatieMBY ·

    Okay don't even try your dress on right now. We just had a holiday with tons of heavy carbs and starches and sweets to eat.

    Light weights, high reps, up your cardio slightly. You will lean out without being too lean. If you think it's your back, which it very well might be, tone down the pole dancing classes, which I'm sure are strengthening your upper back and making you a bit wider.

Comment on this discussion