My very dear friend is getting married May of 2010. I'm one of her bridesmaids.
Now, ideally, I was going to work my tail off until the wedding so that I could lose as much of my extra weight as I could. But there's a problem:
I need to order my dress ASAP. Within the next month for sure. The store also told me that (if I go through them of course) alterations could take 2 to 3 MONTHS. Most likely, I'll find someone else to alter the dress so that it can be done in a shorter period of time.
What do I do about the size though? Do I buy the size I currently am (a 14) and just hope it'll look okay when it's taken in and tailored? If I can manage to lose a pound a week (I know, there will be plateaus and other setbacks, but I really consider this wedding a great inspiration and a push that I need.) That will be a 42 pound loss. That's a big difference on my 5' 1" frame.
Does anyone have any suggestions? My options (as I see it) are:
~Buy a size 14, work out, and hope the tailored version looks okay.
~Buy a smaller size (8/10), work out, and get it tailored
Even if I only lose half a pound a week, that's 21 pounds. Still a decent bit.
Worse, the dress has been on sale for about a year, so they think it might be discontinued soon...which is another reason for the rush in ordering it. I can't buy more then one size, it'll be too expensive. I don't know if I'm able to order more then one size and just pay for one. I haven't asked the store (though something tells me they wouldn't be thrilled with the idea).
Please offer me advice?