(Closed) Long formal dress for 21 weeks

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

ASOS have loads of maternity options – a colleague of mine got a beautiful maternity formal dress from there.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would try on either loose or high waisted dresses, depending on the stretch of the fabric you might want to purchase a few weeks before.

For reference- I am 5’1″ and about 140lbs before I got pregnant, have gained about 12 lbs and am currently 24 weeks. I am also carrying in front (think volleyball under the shirt). I cannot wear maternity dresses- they look like I am a little kid playing dress up. I have gone to 6 weddings/formals since 14 weeks and have done exactly what I said above. Think boho style, stretchy fabrics, empire waists. Cheaper and you will wear them again for sure! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was wearing maternity at that time – look on pink blush maternity website 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wore an empire waisted non-maternity dress at 32 weeks pregnant. There was an obvious bump under there so it was a little shorter in the front than pre-pregnancy, but it was floor length so it didn’t really matter since it was hemmed to be worn with heels and I was wearing flats. I could have worn a maternity dress too – I was just feeling cheap at the time since we had just bought a bunch of baby gear.

I would start looking about 2-4 weeks before you need the dress, especially if you are ordering online. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I just went to a formal wedding at 18 weeks (def showing). I ordered a bunch of dresses from lulus in a size or two bigger than my normal size, tried them all on then sent back the ones I didn’t like.  I wore the the “depths of my love” maxi dress. It comes in lots of colors and was $60 with a coupon code.  It was really comfortable and looked cute with a bump. Their dresses are pretty long though so you will need to have it hemmed if you are shorter. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Hatch Collection has this very nice dress; paired with these very modern earrings and cuff bracelet from Aha Life, it’s a great look:

Another alternative:

From onor, an Etsy store:

paired with a necklace from the Museum of Modern Art’s online store and simple gold or silver stud earrings:

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d by a stretchy wrap dress that you can wear again.  I’d get a short one and wear tights.  When can you wear long dresses that aren’t a summer maxi dress?

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