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

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 16
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

SarinaLove:  that dress is gorgeous and should be super flattering and comfortable for a pregnant Bridesmaid or Best Man. 

Everyone is different when it comes to pregnancy. But 4 months she could still be pretty close to her original size – maybe not the boobs! 

If if you can get one size larger it would be worthwhile. It must be easier to take fabric out than add it in. But don’t stress too much.

if you are both really worried could you sell the one you have and buy a new one? 



Post # 17
7884 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I bet she could wear it at 4 months without a problem.

Post # 18
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

SarinaLove:  That dress will be fine! I am showing like crazy for my first pregnancy and could easily fit into that dress without a problem. Easily. The only challenge will be if she went up a cup size yet. Even if she did, she should still be fine.

Post # 19
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

SarinaLove:  Have your friend show the picture of the dress to a seamstress. They may be able to figure something out. One of my bridesmaids is currently 5 months along and will be 8 months on our wedding day. She barely has a baby bump right now. We had originally picked a more form-fitting dress and the seamstress said had she been 6 months along or less on our wedding day, she could have made our original dress work.

For reference, this was the original dress


Post # 20
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

It depends on the person and their body

my moh is four months pregnant and we had to let her dress out a lot.  Her breasts grew in ways I did not know were possible


Post # 21
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

 One of my bridesmaids was supposed to be four months pregnant at our wedding with her second child and we just ordered an extra yard of fabric so that we could take it out of the waist line or put in gores through the sides or something. 

Post # 22
241 posts
Helper bee

SarinaLove:  First call the shop and see if they will exchange for another size.  Alfred angelo is a pretty reputable brand so they will hopefully accommodate this special situation.  If not, find a great tailor who can take out the waistline a bit.  As long as she didn’t order it borderline too small in hopes of losing weight, like a lot of girls do, the dress should be able to be taken out an inch or 2.  The dress seems pretty flowy, and at 4 months, some are barely showing anyway, so hopefully it will fit

Post # 23
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would say that it will likely be fine, but it will probably need alterations. 

Belly wise, she probably won’t be showing too much at 16 weeks… BUT, her ribcage may have expanded a bit at that point and her boobs will have likely grown. I was in my normal size clothes at 16 weeks, but I had already had to go from a 36 bra band to a 42. 

Post # 24
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

SarinaLove:  That dress should still fit her at 4 months. Has she tried on the dress yet? They usually come in and are huuuge!

Post # 25
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

One of my BM’s is pregnant, she will be about 4.5 months, she purchased extra fabric to alter the dress so it would fit, they are raising the waist line to under her bust so that she will have room for her growing belly.  Luckily this will be easy because of the type of dress we chose, but unfortunatly it will cost her on top of already purchasing her dress.  

She expected to be pregnant, since she was getting married months before me, and they wanted to try right away.  However she didnt expect to start showing so much this time around (it is her second).  The dress is already a bit snug on her, and my wedding is in 1.5 months.  

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