(Closed) bought my wedding gown, now I’m pregnant!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Congratulations on your pregnancy and engagement! 

I think you need to take the dress to a seamstress immediately to get a professional opinion on what they could do. 

Post # 4
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


Based upon what I have seen of pregnant women in months 7 and 8, 2 sizes larger might not be enough. I am sure it is physically possible to make the dress fit, but not without letting out the rouching in some capacity which will change the whole look of the dress.

Take it to seamstress, maybe there is something they can do, but be prepared for the fact they may not know either as there is no telling just how big you will be at that point. I watched a documentary once and the woman was in her 9th month and looked like she was in her 5th. My co-worker looked like she was in her 7th month in her 2nd, it’s all up to mother nature.

Luckily, you have some time to figure out what you want to do about the dress.

Post # 5
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

It’s a gorgeous dress! You might want to think of a back-up dress just in case the seamstress isn’t able to let it out enough. 7-8 months is pretty far along and letting it out a couple sizes may not be enough.

Post # 6
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@danielle.57809: Your dress is beautiful! I hate to say it but if I were you I would probably get another dress , one with an empire waist and that is more flowy and less structured.  There are many dresses like that that are beautiful! I would still first go to a seamstress, two sizes may not be enough, and a pregnant belly would change the whole silhouette of the dress.

The lady in this picture says she was 7 months pregnant and with  the silhouette of this dress you would never guess it!! I am sure you can find all kinds of dresses like this, with maybe more detailing ( I am guessing that is what you would want from the look of your first dress)

Either way you go, I wish you good luck ! And congrats on the baby, they are the greatest blessing you could possibly be bestowed 🙂

Post # 7
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Anniebo:o and one more thing I forgot to add, as to why you may want to consider getting another dress is when I was pregnant the thought of wearing something as tight as  laced up corset ruched dress would be absolute torture on my belly, and you want to not only look beautiful but feel comfortable!


Post # 8
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper


I’m thinking all of the above, or even moving your wedding up if you can, and if you really want to wear that gown.  Congratulations on your engagement and for your baby too!  Smile

Post # 9
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I watched Say Yes to the Dress either this week or last week (I think last) and a woman had bought her dress a year prior and was now pregnant. It was cut just like your dress and I thought it looked beautiful once altered! The cut and ruching showed off the bump but also flattered her waist.

Post # 11
1 posts

Hi Danielle. I’m interested in buying your dress from you. What size is it and how much would you be willing to sell it for?

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