(Closed) This dress for a pregnant bridesmaid?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

my sis is pregnant and she wouldn’t wear this dress

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it has all the right principles, but the material is what isn’t going to work. The satin will not stretch if it needs to, which may cause an issue (which probably why all the other dresses are chiffon). But, if your tall, it probably would be fine because the baby will sit lower where there is extra fabric 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also don’t see it working. I just don’t think the fabric would ever lay right over a pregnant belly. Satin doesn’t stretch and flow so it’ll bunch and wrinkle and if you buy it big enough to accommodate your belly, hang off the front.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Is it your first baby? I think its really, really hard to predict how you will carry when you’re pregnant, and so its hard to tell if this dress would work. I have two cousins who I am super close with (they are sisters) and they are both pregnant right now. Their bodies look totally different, one is carrying very wide and does not have much of a “bump” but has lost all definition in her waist. The other looks like she has a basketball under her shirt, but still has some shape to her waist! Their due dates are only a month apart. They were a very similar size/shape prior to being pregnant.

Is there any way you could wait until closer to the wedding to order a dress? If not, I would try to go for something with an empire waist that will defnitley have room. This dress looks like it could be very tight across the middle. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would try looking for something with an empire waist. Usually they are a little more accomodating.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It depends how far along she is, she would have to try it on to see. Can you look at actual maternity dresses in similar colors. Because maternity dresses are cut and sewn differently so they are more comfortable than regular dresses.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My sister in to be is going to be 8 months pregnant at our wedding. We ordered her a different dress entirely. A regular dress is not meant to fitt a pregnant woman comfortably. Perhaps there is a similar maternity dress?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Do you need to order your dress NOW?  If you aren’t pregnant yet, you don’t really know how far along you are going to be in September.  If you don’t wind up conceiving immediately, you might not even be far enough along in your pregnancy for the dress to make a difference at that point.  

My girls all ordered their dresses from David’s and they all came in within a month of ordering – maybe you can hold off for a couple months for ordering your dress and see what happens.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It could work if you ordered it big and got it taken in everywhere but the belly! Alterations would be costly but if you did it that way it could work.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What about this one?

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-Strapless-Ball-Gown-with-Sweetheart-Neckline-84066_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-Long-Bridesmaid-Dresses

It looks like there is a little more room in the belly area and the top can be taken in if you order it up a bit. Good luck finding something! My MOH will be 1 month post partum at my September wedding, so we had a hard time figuring out what size to order her.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@missapis:  That is a perfect suggestion – I work at David’s Bridal part time and sell that dress all the time to bridesmaids who are pregnant.

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