(Closed) PREGNANT?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

What’s the style of the dress?  I’m currently 18-2 and if it was relatively flowy, or had ruching in the waist my regular dress size would probably still fit.  Boobs are a little bigger but not too bad.  

If it was something really fitted through the waist though, it might be a challenge. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Can the dress be let out if it is to small? I know one of my bridesmaid has an issue with her dress being to snug and she had it fixed a week before the wedding.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think maybe you could Hsve let it go a few days before you brought up the dress.. In her mind, it may have came across like you were only interested in your wedding, not her baby. 

But anyways, if the dress downs fit, could it be let out a little? At 19 weeks she should be showing quite a bit.. Maybe you could add a panel in the back of the dress so there’s more room?

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I don’t think you said anything wrong. I think she’s being silent to figure out the best way to tell you she’s not going to fit in her dress. She probably is not even ready to admit to herself that she’s not going to be able to wear her own clothes in two months. So just be prepared for that. Get creative and find a great seamstress.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

She probably hasn’t come to terms with how her body is getting ready to change.

Even if she isn’t a ton bigger because of the bump, there is a lot of bloating and larger bust size to worry about.

A lot of manufacturers let you order extra fabric in case these things happen, so you can add a panel in to allow for the bump/extra seam allowance as needed. Maybe try that route, so you have it just in case?

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Can you post a picture of the dress?  Also is it a line that carries maternity versions?  If so there might be time to rush order one. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you were wrong to bring it up right away, you should have let the moment be all about her and the baby, and in a few days brought up the dress issue. As it is, its almost like making this PG thing about you and your wedding?

I wouldn’t worry too much right now. Not everyone pops at the same time. If worse comes to worse, get a similar dress in a similar color off the rack. Are there any dresses in the same color on ebay, or could you order a sash or something in the same fabric?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree with PP that maybe she thought you were more interested in your wedding than her pregnancy. But since it’s done, I would just give her a call and say you’re sorry, but you thought about how it must have sounded when you asked that and just make nice and gush about her pregnancy ONLY. In a week, bring up the dress. Maybe your future Mother-In-Law can make it a corset back?

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think she was probably caught a little off guard by your question. Not the end  of the world. Maybe she’ll still fit her dress. And if not maybe you can get extra fabric as other bees suggested. And if that doesn’t work, she may have to get a new dress. That likely wouldn’t match the others, but it’s not the end of the world.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@FutureWife517:  if I’d orderEd that dress (according to measurements without “hoping to lose weight by the time the wedding comes”) for sure I could fit into that no problem. It might be a touch shorter in the front, but hopefully she’s short and would have had to hem it anyway. Empire waist with a fuller skirt like that is pretty forgiving.  Especially those folds in the front should mean a little extra give. Hers just might lay a little more stretched out than its meant to. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@FutureWife517:  That dress totally looks roomy enough, since it’s empire waisted.  I’m 21 weeks now and my belly is pretty huge, but my ribcage is the same and my boobs have actually calmed down a little since my first tri when they were out-of-control swollen.  I just wore a dress 1 1/2 weeks ago that I bought pre-pregs and it was fine, because it was empire waisted and my belly just poked out below the waist seam.  If worse comes to worse, the waist could be let out, but the hips (where the pockets are) shouldn’t need to be let out since it isn’t a fitted sheath dress.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

At 19 weeks she may not be showing at all yet. My first full term pregnancy people were just realizing I was pregnant at 8 months!

That dress should be fine since there is no actual waistline. I would just make a big fuss about how awesome her pregnancy is for now and wait a while before bringing up the dress again…an apology wouldn’t hurt either.

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