Post # 1
Hello Ladies. My husband and I are currently TTC and I am set to be a bridesmaid in my SIL’s wedding in September. We were looking for a dress for me that would be satin and strapless from Davids Bridal to coordinate with the other Bridesmaid dresses that would work on a pregnant body. We are wondering if this dress would work. Has anyone here ever used this dress for a pregnant bridesmaid? Do you think it would work on a pregnant body? All of the “maternity appropriate” dresses at davids bridal are chiffon, and she wants me in satin to match the rest of the bridal party. We can’t put everyone in chiffon either because about half of the girls already bought their dresses.
Post # 3
my sis is pregnant and she wouldn’t wear this dress
Post # 4
@Jamie, Why wouldn’t she wear it? It seems to us like it would work since it has all the extra fabric in the tummy area from the pleating. Is there something in the construction of the dress that I’m not seeing that would make it not work? The furthest along I would be is 6 months, if that helps at all.
Post # 5
I think it has all the right principles, but the material is what isn’t going to work. The satin will not stretch if it needs to, which may cause an issue (which probably why all the other dresses are chiffon). But, if your tall, it probably would be fine because the baby will sit lower where there is extra fabric 🙂
Post # 6
Any other advice/comments/suggestions?
Post # 7
I also don’t see it working. I just don’t think the fabric would ever lay right over a pregnant belly. Satin doesn’t stretch and flow so it’ll bunch and wrinkle and if you buy it big enough to accommodate your belly, hang off the front.
Post # 8
Is it your first baby? I think its really, really hard to predict how you will carry when you’re pregnant, and so its hard to tell if this dress would work. I have two cousins who I am super close with (they are sisters) and they are both pregnant right now. Their bodies look totally different, one is carrying very wide and does not have much of a “bump” but has lost all definition in her waist. The other looks like she has a basketball under her shirt, but still has some shape to her waist! Their due dates are only a month apart. They were a very similar size/shape prior to being pregnant.
Is there any way you could wait until closer to the wedding to order a dress? If not, I would try to go for something with an empire waist that will defnitley have room. This dress looks like it could be very tight across the middle.
Post # 9
I would try looking for something with an empire waist. Usually they are a little more accomodating.
Post # 10
It depends how far along she is, she would have to try it on to see. Can you look at actual maternity dresses in similar colors. Because maternity dresses are cut and sewn differently so they are more comfortable than regular dresses.
Post # 11
My sister in to be is going to be 8 months pregnant at our wedding. We ordered her a different dress entirely. A regular dress is not meant to fitt a pregnant woman comfortably. Perhaps there is a similar maternity dress?
Post # 12
Do you need to order your dress NOW? If you aren’t pregnant yet, you don’t really know how far along you are going to be in September. If you don’t wind up conceiving immediately, you might not even be far enough along in your pregnancy for the dress to make a difference at that point.
My girls all ordered their dresses from David’s and they all came in within a month of ordering – maybe you can hold off for a couple months for ordering your dress and see what happens.
Post # 13
To clarify a couple of things. This is already a different dress than the other bridesmaids are wearing, but she wanted to keep us all in the same fabric/color/neckline. Davids bridal doesn’t actually offer any “maternity” dresses, they just have a section that are “maternity appropriate” which are the same exact dresses as their regular line, just all in chiffon and all empire waist. SIL doesn’t want to use one of those because the color looks different in the chiffon than in the satin and she is already having the Maid/Matron of Honor in a different color and thought it would look too mis-matched.
Also, I would love to wait to order until it gets closer, both to know how far along I’d be (if I’m even pregnant, hubby and I have been trying for 6 months and no luck so far), and to know how big I might get. However, the saleslady at Davids Bridal says to order them 6 months out because they take 5 months to come in and that leaves 1 month for alterations. SIL wants us to have them ordered within the next week and I don’t even know for sure if I am pregnant or will be pregnant at the time of her wedding.
Post # 14
It could work if you ordered it big and got it taken in everywhere but the belly! Alterations would be costly but if you did it that way it could work.
Post # 15
What about this one?
It looks like there is a little more room in the belly area and the top can be taken in if you order it up a bit. Good luck finding something! My Maid/Matron of Honor will be 1 month post partum at my September wedding, so we had a hard time figuring out what size to order her.
Post # 16
@missapis: That is a perfect suggestion – I work at David’s Bridal part time and sell that dress all the time to bridesmaids who are pregnant.