(Closed) My bridesmaid just got pregnant..now what do I do with her dress??

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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SarinaLove:  A lot of it will depend on the style of the dress. Do you have a picture or link to share?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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SarinaLove:  Pretty dress! Having not been pregnant myself I’m not entirely sure how much change you would expect by four months, but I suspect that dress could actually work quite well, especially if this is her first child (in which case she won’t show as early). 

I would be tempted to have her take it to a seamstress for advice now. They can check how much room there is while it is on her at present, and check the seams to find out if there’s enough allowance for the changes they would expect over the next few months. 

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think you’ll be fine. If anything the slip part underneath will need to be altered but it won’t be noticeable. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

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SarinaLove: Honestly I think with that style you don’t have anything to worry about. At 4 months even if she is showing, it still shouldnt be a huge problem. You might need to have the slip underneath let out a bit and perhaps move the lower skirt portion up a bit so the seam through the middle isn’t too contricting but other than that you’re good (and that’s if you’ll even need any altering at all in the first pace – probably not).

Has you asked your Maid/Matron of Honor what she would prefer?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I think it looks like it would still be okay, but it’s hard to judge! 4 months is a really awkward time where you could go either way (I haven’t experienced it, just been researching for myself!). 

Even if you thought it was no returns, could you speak to the store and explain the situation and maybe get it exchanged? Worst thing that could happen is they say no!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would say to get the dress one size bigger or not get it altered till the last month. I’m 4 months pregnant and the first thing that grew was my boobs lol. They got a whole size bigger within 3 months and now I’m really starting to show. My dresses feel really snug around my breast and my rib cage. Casual dresses that I have in that kind of style ride up and look more like an empire dress. Every pregnant lady is different and starts showing at different time. It’s my first and I can’t believe the changes I’ve seen already. I’ve only gained 4 pounds and it’s all boobs and belly.

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Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Love the dress! Will they not let you change it for a bigger size?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

People only really announce their pregnancy at 12 weeks (so not really showing, if at all), so at 16 weeks I don’t see a problme fitting into this dress.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

This happened to one of my bridesmaids who was just about 4 months pregnant at the time of my wedding. The dress was purchased before she got pregnant and it was a clearance dress so there was no buying another size. She took the dress to an alterations place and they were able to match the fabric and put a paneling in the back to give her some extra space. She also had them take out the top of the dress since her boobs did get a little bigger also. Everything worked out perfectly and you could barely tell she was pregnant. Just another suggestion if you aren’t able to exchange the dress!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am currently almost five month alongs and had ordered a dress long before I knew I was pregnant for my friends wedding. They came in last week and it fit. If I had to wear it now I could. However, I won’t be wearing it until i am 6.5 months. The seamstress had me order extra fabric from the designer and is going to alter is 3 weeks before the wedding. My dress is form fitting and tight at the waist. And I was a size 4 when I ordered it. Your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses look much easier to alter for a pregnant woman. I would take it to the seamstress now and see what she has to say.

Honestly, I am definitely showing, and my pants don’t fit, but I can wear pretty much any dress that I own. I definitely think that the dress you bought can be altered for her at four months, no problem.

Post # 14
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Honey bee

You will probably be fine – at least stomach-wise. I lost 10 pounds, due to morning sickness, before I started to put anything back on past my initial weight, at maybe 5 months. Everyone is different, though

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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SarinaLove:  at 4 months pregnant, especially if this is her first child, she wont show much. She might have a thicker waistline but i would let her make the decision to have it altered. Personally i didnt start showing until i was 5 months, i was wearing my regular clothes up until 20 weeks. So you Maid/Matron of Honor might be able to still wear the dress

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