- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I’m hoping the Hive can help me with a happy problem. I’ll be a bridesmaid for a December wedding and just found out that I’m pregnant. Assuming all goes well and I’m still pregnant, I’ll be 4.5 months in and I’m worried about the dress, Bill Levkoff 32 – sweetheart neckline, chiffon, corseted.
I haven’t spoken to the bride yet – I wanted to know all my options and have the research done before telling her (though I would like to do that ASAP) and letting her decide whether she wants to replace me, or keep me with the same dress or a similar style. I already called the store and was told they placed the order already and that it’s too late to order a new one through them, but they have a size 10 in stock they could sell me.
Anyway, my questions are…
– Has anyone specifically had this dress altered for maternity?
– Can anyone estimate (and I know this varies from person to person) how many inches are gained by then and whether that gain is in the hips or waist measurement (I assume it’s both but you never know)? I measured a size 2 in the bust and waist, but a 6 in the hips, so I ordered the 6. I’m wondering if it’s possible I may fit in the same dress if the inches I pick up are in the waist measurement. In any case, I have no idea what size I should be considering looking for used if it comes to that.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!