(Closed) Altering a mermaid style gown for a baby bump

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

@Bridgetkf:  congrats – sorry I have’t had any experience – I’m off to see my dress maker to get alterations tomorrow – I’ll ask for you.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Is your dress a corset back? When I picked up my dress a girl with a very cute bump was panicing her dresss wouldn’t fit but the salon just found an extra long corset ribbon so the corset back was just more ‘open’ if that makes sense? She looked amazing- we were so relieved for her!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@cabincrewkate:  corset back is gonna be the best option. second option– it all depends on where your baby bump is . if you are already showing then you might need to sell the dress and buy something closer to date. i was 5 months pregnant the first time i walked down the aisle and had no baby bump so a size 10 dress fit me fine with out a corset. (that dress was bought off the rack at davids bridal.)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The dress maker said it would depend on how far you pop out. The mermaids normally have 1 -2 inches give in them. Then there is the corset at the back which can give a little extra. I don’t think at 4 months you will be showing but it depends on your body. She was really giveing me funny looks and I said no, no it’s not my question but a friends. LOL! Can you use some shapewear too??? 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I really wouldn’t recommend shapeware as restricting a baby bump is very unhealthy. I would suggest the corset back. If this is your first baby you shouldn’t be showing much more than if you’ve over eaten. 

I’ve had 4 kids, at that stage i’d be the size of a basketball. That’s only because i have already stretched from previous babies. 

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

With my first, I didn’t start showing unti about 5-6 months, but anything tight in the midsection was pretty uncomfortable. I would definitely not reccomend shapewear. That would hurt!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You can get your dress altered to have a corset back, if you don’t want to sell it. It’ll likely be a couple hundred dollars extra.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Don’t wait until just a month before because if it can be altered, it may take a while. Usually alterations take 6 weeks, so you should start talking to alterations about your options 2 months in advance so that even if they have to wait until close to the date to make the changes based on your size, they can plan taht accordingly into their work load.

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