Post # 1
So I followed the advice (pressure) from friends, family, and dress shops to buy my dress 9 months before the wedding. Less than two weeks after I ordered my dress it came in. I just found out I am pregnant and will be 7 1/2 months at our wedding. So now I have a dress I am scared won’t fit. I am hoping I can pull it off, what do you think?
Post # 3
Your dress has a high waist and maybe that will go over your baby bump. I honestly don’t know, I think you might want to be prepared to buy another dress when it gets closer. Congratulations for being a mommy to be!!!
Post # 4
Well first of all CONGRATS on the baby! Secondly…uh ohh. Is this your first pregnancy? Every woman carries the baby weight differently so depending on where yours goes by month 7.5 it could be iffy. Just by looking at the front of your dress you may be able to have it possibly turned into a umpire waist gown by raising the embelishments in the middle there. I would probably wait about 6 months or so into your pregnancy before you had anything done to your dress. You’ll have a better idea by then if its going to work for you or not. Pretty dress btw!
Post # 5
Congratulations on your lil one 🙂
That is a gorgeous dress, but from my friend’s experience (I don’t have any children yet myself) by 7.5 months your body shape can change quite a bit (though everyone’s experience is certainly different). But at least with the design of your dress it MAY work I think, if your seamstress is pretty handy.
I would probably try to find an alterationist ASAP who can give you some realistic ideas as to what they may/may not be able to do to accommodate your growing baby bump. have any fittings been done yet? Do you know if the dress has extra width or length which may be available? Perhaps the waist could be brought up a bit to sit above your natural waist if that’s a problem (and assuming there is enough length to do so)?
Post # 6
Thanks! Yes this is my first and we are very excited!!
Changing the waist is def. an option. I didn’t want to spend a lot on a dress to begin with so to have bought an $800 dress that is non-returnable (from DB) only to have to buy another dress. I would keep this dress if I could just exchange it for a different size.
Post # 7
I think that you’re going to need a different wiastline to be able to pull off being in your 3rd trimester….but CONGRATS!!!
Post # 8
Talk to the manager at your David’s Bridal. I had a change of heart about my dress and since it was still a stocked dress, they let me exchange it. For another size, if it’s still stocked, shouldn’t even be a problem. They won’t REFUND you, but they can give you store credit. Just ask for the manager and explain your concerns and your situation. I bought my dress last November and it is still a stocked dress this November so you might be ok just 6 months out.
Post # 9
Good news ya’ll! David’s bridal (where I got the dress) will exchange it for a different size. They said if for some reason it is no longer in stock when I come to do it I can exchange for a different dress. They informed me that they have a “belly” they use to help determine what size you need. I’d rather it be too big and need to be taken in than too small and up a creek without a paddle.
Thank you all for the congrats and support. I am so excited about our little guy or gal.
Post # 10
It really depends! Even at 7 1/2 months with my first, I barely showed! Your ribs do expand though, so you would probably need to size up or add the lacing in the back…
Post # 11
Congratulations! Sorry but I don’t think that dress is going to come anywhere close to fitting when your 71/2 months pregnant… Theres no way you can judge how big your going to be untill alot closer to the date, because during pregnancy pretty mu h every aspect of your body changes!
Post # 12
You need an empire waisted dress or something with a corset back maybe. That might give you some wiggle room. How exciting that you are going to be a mom, congratulations!
Post # 13
Congrats! you are getting a double-helping of happiness! I am glad that DB will exchange for you. I figured they had a lot of experience with this type of thing! I love that dress and it is beautiful on you. Keeping my fingers crossed that it will work for you, even if it’s a larger size!
Post # 14
i would try to add a corset back, it could definitely give you a few extra inches!