Post # 1
I’m writing because I need some help and support!
I recently found out from one of my bridesmaids that she is about 2 months pregnant. She offered to step down from the wedding but I told her I definitely don’t want that unless she doesn’t want to be in it (because I don’t want to not have one of my best friends in my wedding just because she is pregnant!). However, with this news come some problems I need your help with.
First, she is definitely in my wedding from my end unless she tells me otherwise. However, we already ordered the bridesmaid dresses and she ordered a small because she is little (probably about 5’4 or so and maybe 115 or 120 pounds). But by the wedding she will be about 7 months pregnant. I don’t know how much bigger someone her size usually gets during pregnancy but I’m doubting the dress will fit!
We ordered this dress from modcloth.com
I suggested she just order a large so we can take it in to fit as the date gets closer and she seemed to think that was a good idea BUT…THE DRESS IS OUT OF STOCK!!!
The site reorders based on feedback so I’d really appreciate a huge favor! If you don’t mind, would as many of you as possible click on the link to the dress, and click the button that says “I need it” on the right side of the screen and then select size large? I’m hoping if I can generate enough interest in the dress, they will get it back in stock in time for the wedding.
If not, do you all have any suggestions for what I can do?? I don’t really want her in a different dress because that is kind of unfair for my Maid/Matron of Honor because her dress isn’t unique and I can’t ask everyone to get mismatched dresses because they all already got their dresses and paid for them.
This puts me in a tough spot and I really want a way to make it work because selfishly, I want my friend in my wedding, and unselfishly I don’t want her to have to worry about this on top of her pregnancy because an unplanned pregnancy is stressful enough!
Post # 3
The dress might fit her
Most women get biggest the last 2 months, and that dress is flowy around the tummy…the only issue is the length, but she is shorter so it still might workm!
When i was preggo, I could wear all my tops untill the day I delivered!
I clicked the link either way for you though!
Post # 4
@kjo: yeah the length is what I was most worried about but that is so reassuring to hear that there’s a chance the dress might work!
Either way, thanks SO much for clicking the link!!!
Post # 5
i think it should be fine because its an empire waist and flowy fabric.
Post # 6
It probably will be fine… but I ordered my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from Modcloth too and they are now sold out (have been for awhile)… BUT I did see the same dress on another site so it’s probably out there somewhere if you need it bigger. A seamstress might be able to help though if she needs it.
Post # 7
I clicked! Would you consider a differnt but similar dress that someone else migt make in a maternity style?
Post # 8
I doubt that she will fit even the large. That dress has a natural waistline.
This is what seven then eight months pregnant women look like.
Post # 9
@MissBling: I hope so!!
@lovebirds08: I was hoping that too but since it’s one of those “be the buyer” special dresses apparently it is exclusive to modcloth. I did contact customer service and they gave me the designer info but when i googled it I coudn’t find anything. The designer is minuet dba audrea
@JenGirl: Thanks so much! and I would consider if it was a super close match but I’m worried because coral is so varied that I’m not sure I could find a matching shade. I looked so hard for these dresses that I’m not sure it’d be easy to find a similar one.
Post # 10
@julies1949: Thanks for the pics! I guess unless her boobs get bigger maybe it’ll fit? Do you think I should try a medium if it comes back in stock…
Post # 11
@Whitney818: I clicked 🙂 a good seamstress should be able to alter it to be maternity friendly, maybe bring up the waist so it’s empire.
Post # 12
Done:) I hope it works out. Congrats for your friend. You will figure something out.
Post # 13
@Ellegee: Thanks for the advice! I really don’t want her to have to spend a lot but it might end up being cheaper to alter it than order a whole new dress. I’ve been panicking a little bit so I’ve been pretty bad at thinking through my options so I appreciate the thought 🙂
@mjwyatt84: Thanks so much for clicking and for the congratulations!
Post # 14
@Whitney818: I don’t think even a large will fit at the waist.
If a seamstress brings up the skirt to the level of an empire waist, the hem will barely cover her derriere. Modcloth dresses are not overly long to start out with. Maternity dresses are cut long in the front so you end up with a level hem after the fabric goes over your belly.
If you had two dresses, a seamstress could take them apart and use the fabric to make one maternity dress.
Do you have a maid of honor? Is she wearing the same dress? Why not get something else for her and use her dress for the extra fabric?
Post # 15
A good seamstress should also be able to put a corset in the back which will give extra room.
Post # 16
@julies1949: Its actually an empire waist in person…the picture itsn’t the most accurate but yeah I am super worried about the length. That is a really good option I hadn’t thought of though!!! Thanks a million!!! My Maid/Matron of Honor has the same dress and we were actually going to have to add straps to hers because she has huge boobs but maybe I could let her just pick a dress that is more flattering and alter this girls dress. Or let this girl try on the Maid/Matron of Honor dress as she gets bigger because I think it is a large or medium. If I can have all the dresses the same that would be ideal but if not this might be a great second option!