Maternity Wedding Gowns for Pregnant Brides, for Your Double Special Day!
First comes baby (bump), then comes the bride! If you decide to say ‘I do’ with your baby bump, find a right style maternity wedding dress, and you will look stunning on your double special day! Being pregnant does not mean that you have to sacrifice style, there are plenty of maternity bridal gown styles to choose from, so looking spectacular on the wedding day when pregnant is ‘mission impossible’.
Best Wedding Gown Styles for Pregnant Brides
You will notice that most maternity wedding dresses are empire waist styles, and they are truly one of the best choices for pregnant brides. The empire wedding dress is the type where the bodice stops right under the bust area and the skirt flares out from that point.
If you get a style like this you can probably get your actual size or 1 size bigger to accommodate an expanding bust line and stomach. The further along in your pregnancy you will be by the time of your wedding, the higher the raised waist bodice will need to be and the fuller the skirt section will need to be. So if you will be 7 to 9 months along when you get married, an elegant empire style bridal gown is the best style for you.
A-line style bridal gown is another great alternative. A-line style is more form fitted and will focus attention on your stomach. Styles with an asymmetrical drape detail on the front would draw attention away from the mid section.
A-line style doesn’t have a lot of fullness over the stomach. So it would be a good option if you are going to be anywhere from 4 to 6 months along for your wedding. But if you choose an a-line, princess line or other fitted dress styles to use as a maternity bridal gown, you will need to buy a bigger size. If you are going to be only 3 or 4 months along, you may not have to go up in size or just 1 size bigger. If you are 5 to 6 months you probably need 2 sizes.
Your bust area will grow also, but not at the proportion that your stomach will grow. So it is important that the wedding gown style you choose is simple and not full of details. Also the best neckline type to alter is the strapless neckline, because there are no armholes in this style of dress. Avoid sleeved wedding dresses, as it may not be able to alter the armhole area.
The best way that you can feel beautiful and confident on your big day is to appreciate the bulge. Maternity and weddings are both happy events in the life and when they happen to coincide, it’s twice the fun. Although finding a flattering maternity wedding dress may seem difficult, it’s likely to find your dream dress with so many pretty dress styles fit for pregnant brides.