Surprise baby – need new dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

First off, congrats! I know you probably already figured this, but just in case…there is such a thing as maternity wedding dresses. Just google that phrase–“Maternity wedding dress” and you’ll find a bunch. I’d also google “empire waist wedding dress” for non-maternity ones that’ll still be likely to work. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Temple Beth Am/Love is Blind

Congrats and congrats! Also I am getting married 12/21/14!  Sorry, I don’t have any suggestions , but I am sure you will find something lovely!

Post # 4
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Newbee

Congratulations!! Yes, I agree that your current dress might not work!

There’s a designer named Truvelle based in Vancouver, BC. Her dresses are very flowy and seem like they would work well. They’re also reasonably priced (around $1900CAD) and are hand made by her with the most divine laces and real silk fabrics. Here’s her website on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Truvelle?ref=l2-shopheader-name

I know that she consults you as she makes the dresses with fabric swatches and what not. I bet she would be able to make your dress fit your pregnancy:)

Post # 5
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Newbee

Congrats! Any empire waist dress would look lovely with a baby bump 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee

jms627:  a girl I knew got married in a dress just like that and it looked lovely. She was the kind who wasn’t a big girl to begin with and only seemed to gain weight in her belly during pregnancy so the form fitting dress still looked great. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Congrats!  Is the current dress a corset back?  That will give you some leeway with the size.  I’ve definitely seen pictures of pregant brides wearing this style of dress and I think it really works.  However, it will be hard to guess your size as everyone is different so I agree that a just in case backup might be in order.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

 

jms627:  Wowie, congratulations twice! Honestly, you can probably have a seamstress add some fabric in the belly of your dress and just make it lok like ruching! Assuming its a lace-up back. Like you said, it might not be a bad idea to have a back-up in case your body responds differently, or you get a bump really quick, but i’d try to wear the original, its beautiful!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Love your dress! And congrats on the baby! Agree with the PP that you could likely still wear your original dress with some modifications. You can ask the dress store to see if they can order an extra bolt of fabric from the dressmaker so that a seamstress can add in some room if needed. And/or put in a corset back (if it doesn’t already have one) so there is more flexibility with sizing. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

congrats.

I’ve seen drop waist dresses on pregnant women and I really don’t think they look good at all. I would get a new dress…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

jms627:  Congrats on your baby!

This David’s bridal gown looks like it will flatter a bump:

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

jms627:  I think if you wanted to stay with your dress you could but I personally love flowy dresses on pregnant brides, I just think it’s really beautiful and I love photos like the one below.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

jms627:  One other thing I thought I’d add is flowy doesn’t have to mean sort of bohemian, there are a lot of evening dresses that are empire that are still quite formal. Not saying one is better than the other, just presenting information.

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