MOH 12 weeks post bebe for my wedding- dress advice?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s so hard to say because every woman and every pregnancy are so different. I’m 6 weeks post partum and about 8 pounds from my pre baby weight. I was an A cup before and am now a B while breastfeeding. I have no idea where my weight will be in another six weeks. 12 weeks does seem a little ambitious to be back to your old size, but she may be one of the lucky one!

Post # 3
5968 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017


MrsBuesleBee:  this is tricky because you don’t want to make it seem like you don’t have faith in her with her body goals post baby. I would definitely go bigger and than tailor it down if need be. Better to be safe than sorry. I would just explain that if for some raeson she isn’t comfortable by the time the wedding rolls around you wouldn’t want her to have to wear a dress she doesn’t like and have no other options. At least leaving some extra room gives her options. Women handle pregnancy differently and some bounce back within a couple months for others it takes a bit longer. that’s not really something that can be predicted and beause of that she should plan with some flexibility. leaving extra room will giveher that flexibility.

Post # 5
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

MrsBuesleBee:  She might want to at least go up a size, not because I don’t think she’ll be back and her pre-baby body but at 12 weeks, if she chooses, she’ll probably still be breast feeding so wouldn’t they be a little larger?

Post # 7
3074 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

MrsBuesleBee:  Definitely just have her order a size up. This is not saying that you don’t believe she has what it takes to drop the weight, but does she really want to be stressed to fit in a dress mere weeks after giving birth? Take it from someone who has opttimistically purchased a dress a size (or two) below my current weight with the goal of dropping the weight: Always order a size up if you are going to be gaining any weight, no matter how far in advance. The struggle to drop the last ten pounds three weeks before a wedding is real and horrifying. I couldn’t imagine trying to do so with a baby. 

Post # 8
3643 posts
Sugar bee

MrsBuesleBee:  I’m guessing she would definitely need a size or two up, in the bust. I was a D cup and the day after having my first C/Section,  I woke up and swore someone had glued cantaloupes, to my chest.

Post # 10
744 posts
Busy bee

MrsBuesleBee:  I wouldn’t treat it as a weight issue, but more a “your body changes with pregnancy and breastfeeding” issue.  A good friend of mine looks like she never had a baby 2.5 months later, but the only thing that looks different about her pre-pregnancy is her chest!  I think for that particular part of your body, it’s just not something you can control, especially when breastfeeding.  I’d go a size or two up.  Or wait a bit – if she’s barely pregnant and will be 12 weeks postpartum at the wedding, you’re almost a year out!  It’s definitely early to order the dress.

Post # 11
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I lost all my baby weight by my 6 week checkup (have since gained it back. Ugh!) but I was not my pre-pregnancy size. I agree that you should size up. My boobs were bigger from breastfeeding and my stomach was still somewhat extended.. I guess my uterus didn’t go back to normal by that time? So even though I weighed the same, nothing fit right. 

Post # 12
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MrsBuesleBee: One of my friends went from a B to a DD while breastfeeding her son at her pre-baby weight. When she was done breastfeeding, she settled into a full C cup, at 5 lbs under her pre-baby weight. 

Your MOH can totally lose the weight, but it doesn’t mean that she’s going to lose it from everywhere. I’m sure the two of you will figure it out!

Post # 13
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Easier to take a dress in, so I would order bigger just because. I lost a fair amount of the baby weight, but my boobs stayed pretty big while breastfeeding.

Post # 14
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

MrsBuesleBee:  Have her order a dress with an empire waist– something that will be flattering and an easy fit no matter her size.  Make sure the bust is big enough- and she should be able to find a tailor to do her dress closer to the wedding. I had a pregnant MOH, and her dress was done the week before the wedding to make sure it was a good fit.

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