Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley
I’m looking for a maternity dress to wear to a pretty formal wedding in early September. I’ll be about 7.5 months pregnant and it’s going to be hot.
I found these and like them both. I might order one whether or not I decide to wear it to the wedding, but wanted to see if you think the first one is wedding appropriate with the white color at the bust, or if either of these is too casual for a formal wedding.
Your thoughts & comments would be appreciated! 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t think either of them are really formal, but with the right jewelry the 2nd one should be OK.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I agree with PP, you could make #2 work. Typically formal means long dresses but can also included cocktail dresses which I think #2 would qualify as.
Post # 5
Agre with PP that they aren’t really all that formal, but given that you’ll be 7.5 months pregnant, I probably wouldn’t expect you to don a floor length, heavy gown. I personally like the first one better, especially with the right jewelry to glitz it up.
Post # 6
I vote for number 2! They’re both cute, but colorblocking makes #1 seem more casual
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
Not exactly “formal”, but it depends on your area- I went to an after 5 saturday evening wedding last summer, and I know that to mean that it will be formal. So I showed up in a floor length dress. Practically everyone was in cocktail attire, and i actually felt overdressed. So it depends on your social circle and the practices in your area.
You’ll be given extra leeway since you’ll be pregnant, but I do think #2 looks more formal than #1.
Post # 8
I don’t think either are very formal. If you’re talking black tie formal I’d go with a floor length gown.
Post # 9
To be totally honest you are going to be given a lot of fashion leeway for being 7.5 mo pregnant 🙂 but I think #2 would be better for the event – #1 has kind of a tank-top cut that makes it look much more casual.
Post # 10
#2 for sure, #1 looks very casual.
Post # 11
@moniquaa: I like number 2. But if it is a formal event you should go with a long dress…with a high waiste……since you cant wear killer heals it will be difficult to dress up
Post # 12
I think PG women generally get a pass when it comes to attire, especially when they’re super far along. II’m not saying you can show up in sweats, but if it wasn’t a long silk form-fitting gown like everyone else, it wouldn’t be frowned upon. I think No. 2 can be dressed up with some nice jewelry and cute shoes so I would go with that one.
Honestly, I think the couple will be happy you even made an effort and worn something cute and dressy. I had a super PG woman show up at my formal wedding in short-sleeve cotton maxi dress.
Post # 13
I would go with a longer dress. But I do love #2!
Post # 14
I agree that nobody will think twice because you’re pregnant, but I think number 2 is less casual than the first!
Post # 15
Ahh, Pink Blush Maternity!! 🙂 I love that site. I recently ordered the first one (with the pink bottom instead of green).
However, sorry OP, I’m with the majority when I say I don’t think they’re really “formal” dresses. When I hear formal wedding attire, I think long or black dresses. They have the 2nd one in a black; would you like that option? I feel like the black lace would dress it up a bit.
But definitely love them both! Just depends on how formal your event really is.
Edit to add: I will be wearing the first one to a wedding this summer. I don’t think it’s too much white — like 3/4 of the dress is a solid color, so I think it’s perfectly acceptable. There will be NO confusion who the bride is between you two. 🙂
Post # 16
I was thinking, “Wow, that stinks that she has to buy new formalwear for a single night that she’ll probably never wear again.” I googled “maternity formalwear” and came up with a site that looks pretty legit for maternity dress rentals.
This one is my favorite, but they have 10-40 dresses in each size, so you can probably find one that fits your style better: http://www.shop.bellybumpboutique.com/Large_c5.htm