(Closed) Pregnant Bridesmaid!!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

At 15 weeks, your original dress should be fine, especially since you said it’s a bit big. One of my best friends is currently 16 weeks pregnant with twins, and she started to show at 12 weeks… but she also has two babies in her belly 🙂

Post # 4
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I honestly didn’t show until I was about 18 weeks, and I had only gained about 3 pounds at that point.. of course, EVERYONE is different. Do you have a longer torso? That seemed to help me not show as early.

Do you have some room in the boobs? I would be more concerned about it fitting in that area, but again, everyone is so different with how they gain weight and what happens to them.

I think you’ll be ok. Just remember too that you’re not REALLY “eating for two”- the extra calories you need are minimal… be practical in your food choices (ie, healthy- food aversions can make this hard but sometimes you gotta just tell yourself that eating that grilled chicken breast instead of that macaroni and cheese is what’s good for baby and force it down) and you’ll gain healthy baby weight and not “extra” padding. Stay active if you can, too. I’ve been at the gym at least 3 x a week my whole pregnancy (granted, I have had the EASIEST pregnancy in the world and I know a lot of ladies are not so lucky) so if you feel up to it, at least go for a nice long walk or 20 minutes on the elliptical.


Post # 5
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Congrats!! AS pp said i think you will be fine!! I agree about the boob thing they ar the first things to start gaining weight!

Post # 6
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Most likely you won’t really be showing, but you will probably have gained some weight. If the dress does truly have room in it, then you should be fine! 🙂

Post # 7
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Congrats!  That dress looks fairly forgiving so I would think you’ll be just fine, especially if it’s a little big. 

Post # 8
11368 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@funkymunky85:  First of all, congratulations to you and your DH!! That is such wonderful news!! I’m sure even your friend, the bride, will be very happy for you!

I agree with PPs that, at 15 weeks, you probably will be OK with your dress, since you said it’s a little big. Although I have very thin friends who have begun showing as early as two months, that kind of showing is generally in the lower abdominal area, and the full skirt of your bridesmaid’s dress would cover that.  Even if your dress is a bit too small, the alterations staff should be able to let it out a bit, if necessary.

@Miss Root:  Not to threadjack, but, I did not know you are expecting, too! How wonderful!! Congratulations to you and your Darling Husband as well. I am so glad to hear that you are doing so very well with your pregnancy!!


Post # 9
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

At 15 weeks, it won’t be anything a few alterations can’t fix.  Congrats!

Post # 12
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Some people have quite a bit of water weight at that point from bloating, but it’ll be hard to know for sure until it happens. Most dresses can be taken out 1-2 inches, so it should be ok regardless. Most manufacturers also let you order extra fabric – if you think there’s a possibility that you may want to insert a panel into the side to give you more room, that would be a good route. May make you feel better to have it!

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