Help! Pregnant Bridesmaid!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
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Honey bee
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know everyone says this but I’ll say this again – it really depends on the woman! Everyone gains differently and it’s hard to tell this early how it’s going to go. For example, some women swell up a lot all over; some only gain in the midsection (just a baby bump). Some carry high and some carry low. I tend to agree that empire waist is a general “one size fits all” option for pregnant women, but I will also say that it’s not always the most flattering depending on how it drapes and hangs (can make her seem bigger than she is).

I just did my maternity photos at 8 months pregnant and I literally was able to buy a regular fitted short sheath dress off the rack in a few sizes larger than my pre-PG size and honestly, it fit way better than any empire or maxi dress I wore my entire pregnancy. Even our friends that saw me in it couldn’t believe it wasn’t intended as a maternity dress. I’ve really only gained the baby bump.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I know someone that was a bridesmaid during her pregnancy.  The dress everyone was wearing was empire waist, so they just ordered the regular dress a couple sizes up, had it altered as last minute as possible.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are you looking to have the same dress for all of your ladies?

I recently ordered a maternity chiffon style dress from ASOS that I am wearing this weekend at 21 weeks. It fits great. The bride just wanted us to get cream colored dresses so I chose this one. http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Maternity-Knot-Front-V-Back-Dress/10fbvk/?iid=2916539&cid=5813&Rf-200=25,20&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Nude&mporgp=L0FTT1MtTWF0ZXJuaXR5L0FTT1MtTWF0ZXJuaXR5LUtub3QtRnJvbnQtVi1CYWNrLURyZXNzL1Byb2Qv

 

They have lots of different maternity dresses and most are at very reasonable dresses.

 

I also wore an Alfred Sung dress a few weeks ago at a wedding. It was ordered prepregnancy so I had to have it taken out but otherwise it fit just fine.

 

Being a pregnant bridesmaid is kind of tough so I am glad that you are fully supportive. Laughing

 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

It depends. She may or may not be showing that much at that point. Every woman shows differently. Whatever dress you do decide I would advise her to get it a few sizes bigger and they can take it in as sees fit.

I also wouldn’t get anything too short because its going to raise in the front possibly.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Get a dress that’s a too big for her and just plan on having her do alterations a couple weeks before the wedding. There’s no way of knowing what size she will need now. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Usually the bridal salon you get the dress from will advise you on what size/styles to get. I had one bridesmaid who was pregnant at the time of the fitting, but she won’t be at our wedding. Another one of my bridesmaids found out she was pregnant when we went for dresses and she just gave birth a few weeks ago and our wedding is in 11 days. The store advised the girls on what to do, they get it all the time.  It all works out!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was 7 months pregnant at my best friends wedding a few weeks ago  – already had the dress and it was a discontinued model, so there was no reordering available! Lucky for me, i just had a seamstress add about 7 inches to the bottom for legnth, and I didn’t need anything else done. It tied below the boobs and was nice and flowy from there down, which made it super comfortable. At 5 months she won’t be huge, but she’ll need a little extra belly room and likely some extra room for growing boobs. I’d say if she’s okay ordering a size (or two) up, she should be fine. Our dresses also didn’t have a zipper in the back (it was just elastic) so that probably helped me as well, otherwise we probably would have put a corset type back in. 🙂

The photographer was great about placing me in shots that were really flattering, often with my flowers over my belly or positioned so my belly didnt take over the pictures. 🙂 I wore heels for the day (small ones, but still heels!) and was quite comfortable. I’m glad you are so thrilled for her and trying to accomodate her, she’ll be so grateful for it all!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I am in the beginning of my 6th month now and am in a wedding this Saturday. I tried on the dress when I first found out to get my size, and then looked at the size chart and decided to order 3 sizes up because it is a fitted dress, and I was assuming my stomach would be really big by now.

Turns out I have a small bump, but it was no problem – I just had a seamstress take my dress in 1.5 weeks ago and it fits very well.

I would say you can pretty much order any dress you want and she can just order up and get it taken in. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@dreamer1288:  THIS HAPPENED TO ME!

i made a previous thread about it.

she will be 5 months as well.

her dress had already come in, so what alfred angelo had her do was take the dress home, and she brought it back in last week for her first fitting, where they looked at the size she is now vs. how big her waist/boobs would probably be in 3-4 weeks. they did some estimating and she is taking it back in in about 2 weeks (2 weeks before the wedding) so they can do official measurements and let it out/take the waist up/whatever.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@dreamer1288:  5 months preg she wouldn’t be huge yet typically, just order a dress and have a seamstress let it out if need be. Definitely do empire waist gowns as it is more forgiving in the tummy and hip areas

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@dreamer1288:  Oh great! I am glad you found something you liked. It is tough finding maternity dresses for weddings!! Let her know about the site, she may find something for a shower, etc. Smile

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