Post # 1
So, I posted before that as a gift, I’ve offered to buy my friend her wedding dress. She lives in a developing country where I do outreach work, but dreams of having a wedding dress from the US. However, she just told me that she’s newly pregnant (missed her period about a week ago), and her wedding is on May 20, so she’ll be about…7 months pregnant, I guess? I think the dress she wants would be fairly forgiving, but I’m pretty nervous about getting a dress that will fit her. I’m thinking of going up 2 sizes to be on the safe side, but not sure whether that would be too much or not enough.
This is the dress she wants:
I took her measurements and according to the Mori Lee sizing chart, she is around a size 8. So I’m thinking of getting a size 12. I understand that there is some risk involved but the dress isn’t terribly expensive so even if it doesn’t work out, I’d be OK… and this is really her dream dress, so I’d at least like to try to get it for her. Thoughts?
Post # 2
I don’t mean to be a debbie downer, but I really don’t think that this dress will work at 7 months pregnant, the waist/sash part comes way too low on the stomach. I think she will need to find something with more of an empire waist that is flowy straight down from the bust area like these:
Post # 3
I agree. As someone who has recently had a baby, there’s no way a waistline like that would have worked for me at seven months pregnant.
Post # 4
I’m currently 28 weeks, so 7 months pregnant. I’m also about an 8 in bridal, street size 6, so very similar to your friend! I think the dress is beautiful, but not great for a pregnant woman. That’s way too tight around the abdomen. While 2 sizes up *might* work in the thighs or breasts, for me, it would definitely not be enough in the belly area. Of course, everyone gains pregnancy weight differently, but just looking at that dress and imaging putting it on right now feels overwhelming.
I think it’s such a sweet gesture for you to buy a dress for your friend! Congrats on her pregnancy!
Post # 5
Thanks bees. I’ll let her know that unfortunately her favorite dress probably won’t work when she is so pregnant, and see if we can find something she likes with an empire waist. Appreciate the photos posted with suggestions, and if you have other suggestions please post them! 😊