Wednesday, 2 August 2017

'I'll just buy one that fits.'


Your wedding day is the one day in your life when you really want to look your best - I'm sure the percentage of brides who diet pre-wedding is pretty high and I think it's kind of expected that most women would want to lose a few pounds for their big day. I always thought I'd be one of those people who started dieting as soon as I got engaged so I could be my thinnest by my wedding day. So I surprised myself when I was having a conversation about wedding dress shopping with some friends when out of my mouth came the words 'I'll just buy one that fits' accompanied by a shrug. I hadn't really noticed that shift in my attitude until I realised what I'd just said. And I also realised that I meant it.

I've not dieted for a long time (I actually wrote a post about why here) and I'm a healthy weight for my height so why would I start now just because I'm getting married? What would be the point of me losing weight for that one day when I know I'd just put it straight back on again afterwards? I won't lie, I'll probably work out a bit more to make sure I look my best in terms of being a bit more toned (or I might just buy a long sleeved dress who knows) but I'm certainly not going to be aiming to drop a dress size or anything like that. I'm happy that I didn't get married any younger than I am for the very reason that in the past I definitely would have put undue stress on myself trying to lose weight for the sake of that one day. I also feel that I need to clarify that I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to lose weight for your wedding day if it'll make you happier - you do you - I'm just happy that I don't want to.






Anyway, now that I've spend two paragraphs basically just letting you know that I won't be losing weight for my wedding, let's move on to the outfit, which is probably what you're here for rather than to read my ramble. This is probably my most worn outfit at the moment just because it's so comfortable but still quite pretty and summery. The top is from Asos and I'm not usually a peplum kinda gal, but I'm all about that food baby hiding life so it's quickly become a staple for me. The trousers are actually a couple of years old now from New Look but I bring them out every summer because I love the print and they're super comfortable (I feel like I should just rename my blog 'comfortable Amy').

Top - Asos (here| Trousers - New Look (old) | Shoes - Next (old)

Amy x
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  1. I love this approach to your wedding. Honestly though you don't need to lose weight so why do it just because everyone else is? x More girls need to realize that!

    -Pallavi
    www.wildfirecharm.com

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    1. It just seems to be the done thing and it really shouldn't be so normalised! xx

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  2. I absolutely love your attitude!! I'm getting married in three weeks and you know what, I was thinking the exact same thing. There is just NO need to freak out about losing weight when you're a healthy weight already. So many women don't see that which is such a pity. That's why it's so important to share this message!

    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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    1. I'm so glad you agree - it's so normalised to lose weight for your wedding even if you're already tiny it's ridiculous! xx

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  3. I totally agree with you Amy! I definitely won't be on any crazy diet before the wedding as its so pointless, and you definitely would put it all back on after anyway! xxx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. You don't need to lose any weight anyway, you're gorgeous and I'm glad you agree! xx

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  4. You make a very good point! I keep hearing of people knackering themselves to drop a couple of dress sizes before their big day and it's surprising, it's meant to be a relaxing and happy time! Looking beautiful in this hair braid by the way girl :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Yeah it's definitely unnecessary added stress! Thanks lovely xx

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  5. My dad is a tailor (he sometimes has to alter wedding dresses) and he says it's so much easier when brides don't do crazy diets before their wedding as it means so many more alteration appointments and unnecessary stress! Loving the braided hairstyle in the pictures!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Ah that's such a cool job! Yeah I want to buy my dress soon and be sure it'll still fit! Thanks lovely xx

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  6. Lovely outfit and you don't need to lose any weight as you have a gorgeous figure and you are healthy. Have a great day! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Aw thanks Gemma - hope you're having a lovely week! xx

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  7. Love your pants, they're so cute (:

    CM | XIII.

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    1. Thanks lovely, they're quite old now but I still love them! xx

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  8. Yes! I love this approach to wedding dress shopping!

    Meghan | The Lipstick Philosopher

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, more people should feel this way :) xx

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  9. Great minds think alike with the wedding-related content this week haha! I think you have an incredibly healthy attitude to wedding dress shopping - you are absolutely stunning just as you are (this outfit proves that you can more than pull off white!) so I completely agree that just buying one that fits you is the best idea! Like you, I can understand why others might find fitting into a smaller wedding gown a real motivator for losing weight but when you're perfectly healthy and comfortable with your own body, why bother? I agree that it would probably just stress you out unnecessarily! And you want to be able to enjoy some chocolate and prosecco on your hen night too, right?! Fab post, killing it as always!

    Abbey 😽 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! Yes definitely don't want to be dieting on the hen! I may have purposefully worn white for this post too haha!xx

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  10. These trousers look incredibly comfortable and I love the shoes! I share your opinion about dropping a dress size before your wedding - just like you I'd probably want to get toned but I wouldn't lose weight and I don't see the point in that. I don't want to define myself by the number on the scale and I don't want my weight to determine how pretty I feel. xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. Yes I agree so much, I'll probably be the weight I am now for a long time so if it determined how pretty I feel that would definitely be a bad thing! xx

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  11. Interesting outfit but it's not in my type ;)

    https://cakemonika.blogspot.com/ ;)

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  12. OMG! You're getting married!!! Congratulations!!! <3 I have to agree with you. You already look beautiful and I think your height fits your body type. Anyway, how's the preparation for the wedding? I'm excited to see the pictures soon! :) Cute outfit btw. I love the top! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! We've got a date, venue and got my dress now too! xx

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  13. Gorgeous style, I love your hair!

    Yasmin x
    The Sweet Seven Five

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting lovely! xx

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