Wedding Gowns for the Pregnant Bride


In today's modern society, the old adage of "first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage" is not always true. Women often get married while pregnant, which poses a distinct problem when searching for the all-important wedding dress. With a little creativity and an eye for style, you can choose a flattering wedding dress that accommodates your style and your growing baby belly. Here are a few ways to find wedding gowns for the pregnant bride.

Maternity Gowns

  • Luckily, because of the growing need for maternity gowns, there is a growing pool of designers who are happy to design gowns for pregnant women as part of their wedding lines. With a few simple searches online, you can find such wedding sites as and that cater to women who are pregnant when they get married. Remember to order your dress with the month of pregnancy you will be in when you are married in mind. Your belly will change drastically over the last few months of pregnancy, so order the gown size accordingly.

Empire Waist Gowns

  • If you do not feel that a maternity gown is right for you, or you are to be married at the beginning of your pregnancy when you have just a small belly, choose a regular wedding gown that features an empire waist to accommodate for your small bump. Empire waist gowns emphasize the area right under your breasts and flow away from the body from that point, leaving you plenty of room for your pregnant belly. Because you are purchasing a regular gown, you should buy it one size larger than you would normally wear to allow for the changing size of your breasts and belly.

Custom Gowns

  • The best way to get a perfect fit for your wedding gown is to have one custom made for you. In this case, it is best to choose a design that is loose fitting or to always have your fittings with the designer wearing a false belly that you can slip under the dress to mimic the size you will be on your wedding day for the truest fit. With a custom gown, you can find a dress designer or seamstress that will work with you to design the dress of your dreams. Try sketching out some designs on your own or identifying some characteristics your perfect maternity gown might have. Bring them to the seamstress and work with her to create a finished product that features your growing belly and looks beautiful on you.

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