Is it a bad idea to buy a dress slightly too small and lose weight?

Or am I better off picking a new dress? I want this one dress but I can only find it in one size too small and I can't seem to find it anywhere else similar. What should I do! :(

Alexa G

Question Asked: 27/02/2017

Wedding Date: 9/06/2018

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Bernice Fashions

(30) · Victoria

Posted: 8/03/2017

Best to purchase your gown closest to your measurements, easier to take a gown in. This can also help with a little nip and tuck in required areas for your gown to fit accordingly. Wish you all the best on your wedding day

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Louise Alvarez Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

(27) · Sydney

Posted: 3/03/2017

Hi Alexa, it's definitely a bad idea to buy a dress that's too small, you are putting a huge amount of pressure on yourself, in most cases it's near impossible to let a gown out. You would be so much better seeing a couture designer, show them what you love about the dress that doesn't fit, they can then create a perfect dress that fits like a glove and flatters your shape as it is. Good luck!

Eternal Weddings & Alterations

(95) · Melbourne & Surrounding Suburbs

Posted: 2/03/2017

Its better to order your wedding dress to fit you as you are now and then have it altered if you lose weight. You cant be guaranteed to lose weight where you need to. Its risky. You should be able to order the gown you want in you size as your wedding is not until June 2018. Contact us with the details and we will see if we can order it in for you 03 98820861

Chein Noir Dezines

(14) · Perth

Posted: 2/03/2017

Hello Alexa,

The best thing to do is to have a wedding dress made from scratch by a true Couturier so through the fittings adjustments can be made to make your dress fit perfectly. I do final fittings for my clients close to the wedding date so they can be assured of the correct fit. Buying smaller size is a bit of a risk and put you under unnecessary stress. If you wish to talk to me more about best options you can find me on my storefront.

Lilli Marcs

(13) · Sydney / Australia Wide

Posted: 2/03/2017

dear Alexa

Yes you may lose weight elsewhere, you may not lose where the dress is to smal if it's bigger you can take it in if to small you can't take it out

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