Post # 1
I need some BM dress help! So I LOVE this Alfred Sung dress and was planning on all of my BMs wearing this dress- but in purple- it has a gorgeous sheen in the fabric in “majestic”! I like it because it is formal and classy. I thought the high neckline was very Audrey (no cleavage), and the natural waist with A line skirt would be flattering on all body types.
I am very excited that TWO of my BMs will be new moms soon! One is due in April and the other is due in July (wedding is in November). I realize having a baby can dramatically change your body and one BM already said she was worried about the bridesmaid dress situation- she would ideally like something empire waist and flowy. Alfred Sung does not have a corresponding maternity dress unfortunately- the only two he has are different fabrics and significantly longer.
I want her to be comfortable, but I also do not want to stray too far away from my original vision- if everyone can’t wear the same dress(which seems likely now unfortunately)- I would want the dresses from the same designer, the same fabric, the same color, and the same length- it’s a very formal and classy wedding. Any suggestions bees?
Post # 3
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 # 4
@Fall_In_Love22: I know both are planning on breastfeeding, though one may be finished by the time the wedding comes around. I am setting aside a room for nursing and sleeping babies upstairs from the reception. Not that I was planning on allowing any babies at the wedding, but oh well. Hopefully they don’t cry during my ceremony.
Post # 6
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
@DaneLady: Thanks for sharing your experience- I’m not a mom, so I’m kinda clueless. I was trying to avoid a different fabric because they photograph differently, but that may be our only option. I do like the idea about having them hemmed shorter to match the other ones- that’s an easy fix!
Post # 7
Custom made is the only way to ensure the fit you need.
Post # 8
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
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!