The Explicated Version.
Bridezilla: I found these dresses and wanted your opinions on them. Right now the plan is to get them in silver and a friend here is going to accent them with shawls or sashes or something. Assuming the dresses are alright I just need your size so I can get the order in while the dresses are still on sale.
Me: The dresses are lovely.
My biggest problem is the fact that I've lost 35 pounds since January, and hope to lose another 20-30 pounds by year's end, but I'm not really sure what my size will be. My best options are to get it now in a medium, and hope that I keep losing, or get it now in a large, and have it adjusted in Novemberish...
(I'm currently wearing a size 16 in dresses, which I think would be a medium)
Bridezilla: I think, Lynn, I'd like to order you an X large (because I've been through WW and I know first hand how things go badly), and we can have it altered if you've lost more weight by that time.
Me: (About 10 minutes later)
Actually, I went to look at the sizes on the dress's website, instead of amazon. and they're junior sizes, so a 2x is what will fit me now (their idea of a 3x is a "normal" size 18) and if I'm lucky, a 1x will fit me in December. If I drop another 3 inches by year's end, I'll be able to fit in the 1x. (these are not ego flattering sizes!) Since it's easier to adjust a dress *down* instead of up, and you want to order them now, get the 2X and I'll have it adjusted as needed.
Bridezilla: You sure you don't want the 3X?