Finding the perfect dress for your wedding is never an easy and straightforward process and shopping for a dress can be even more complicated if you are pregnant. One of the main challenges you will encounter is that your baby bump will grow between the moment you pick your gown and the day of your wedding. Here are a few maternity wedding dresses shopping tips to help you look amazing on your special day.
Hide It Or Flaunt It?
Some brides want to hide their baby bumps while others want to fully embrace their maternity. You can look flawless with both choices. Deciding to hide or show your baby bump is really a matter of personal preference. If you would rather conceal your baby bump, look for a dress with an overlay made with lace or tulle. A dress with an empire waist will draw attention to your torso and away from your belly. If you want to flaunt your baby bump, look for a silky fabric or for a more elastic fabric.
Finding The Right Size
You will probably start shopping for your dress months before your wedding. You can find a dress that will fit you on your wedding day if you add an inch to each measurement for each month between the time you pick your dress and the day of your wedding. You still won’t get a precise measurement and will need to get your dress fitted before the wedding.
Getting Your Dress Fitted
Getting your dress properly fitted is crucial if you are pregnant. In fact, you should schedule multiple fittings so you can make sure that you can still fit in the dress. Ideally, you should try the dress on once a month and have a few adjustments made. Try the dress again a couple of days before the wedding to have some last-minute changes made. Order some additional fabric in the same material as the dress so your tailor can add a panel in the back of the dress if the gown you picked ends up being too tight.
A Few Additional Considerations
Swollen feet is a common issue that pregnant women have to deal with. You might have to wear your shoes one size larger than usual or choose comfort over style. Don’t purchase your shoes too early since you might not be able to wear them on your wedding if your feet are swollen. You can find beautiful maternity wedding dresses at bridal shops and shows but it is best to contact sellers and manufacturers in advance to make sure they have a good selection of maternity dresses. Look for a local tailor or bridal shop that often does fittings for expecting mothers so you can work with experienced professionals.
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t look amazing on your wedding! Look for a dress that will flatter your silhouette and don’t forget to schedule several fittings. Some last-minute changes will definitely be needed as your baby bump grows.