Mommy bees: Post Partum BM dresses- help!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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1618 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m 12 weeks pp. Given that both of them will be several months pp, I think the shape of the dress could be ok. I can see a problem with the neckline though if they will be nursing. If they are, they will have to feed baby “from the tap” or pump at some point during the day and with that neckline both options will be difficult. I would talk to them and see if they plan on nursing. If neither one is then I think that style would be fine. 

Post # 6
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5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was in a wedding at 4mo pp & I got a stretchy material dress with a V-neck and empire waist… the other two BMs wore chiffon.  If you can let them go ahead and get the maternity-style dresses they can always hem them to be the same length as this dress.  Or they can order it up a size or two and have it altered.  I was still a good 20lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight at 4 mo pp and my boobs were out of control because of breastfeeding.  I had to pump immediately before getting dressed, and by the end of the reception I was full, miserable, and the girls were borderline inappropriate (as they swelled out of the top of the dress!)

Post # 7
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8 posts
Newbee

Custom made is the only way to ensure the fit you need.

 

Post # 8
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2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

What about having mixed Alfred Sung styles? All of the dresses are very mix and match friendly, the new moms could rock one of the more empire waisted styles?

(FSIL is 8 weeks postpartum and she said it’s not so big a deal as it is when youre pregnant because postpartum everything’s easier to squish around. Her words not mine lol!)

Post # 9
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That dress is adorable, but yes, maybe not a good match for a pp lady. I am using LittleBorrowedDress, that has the same styles in short or long, in many different colors of crinkle chiffon. There are some on there that are better for pregnant women or pp women (stated in the info on some), and might be a good place to look. It’s a mix and match situation, but the fabrics are all the same, for continuity. There is even a wrap dress!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  MissOtter.
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