Choosing Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
include their pregnant friends in their bridal party.
Even though it may require a little extra thought
and planning, finding a maternity bridesmaid
dress is not very difficult. There are
a few small things to keep in mind as you decide
on a dress.
should make sure your friend is comfortable as one
of your bridal attendants. Some women feel self-conscious,
especially if they will be in the third trimester
at the time of the wedding. Additionally, let her
know that you understand if she feels unable to
serve as a bridesmaid. If your friend does not feel
comfortable, let her know that you would be honored
to have her as an honorary attendant, and invite
her to be present in the photographs of the wedding
There are various
styles and materials that make flattering maternity
bridesmaid dresses. When planning for a
pregnant bridesmaid, you should also think of styles
that will complement others in the group as well.
This is not problematic, as styles that work well
as maternity bridesmaid dresses
often flatter other figures as well.
bridesmaid dresses made with an empire
waist work well for pregnant attendants, even in
the third trimester, as well as most other bridesmaids.
The flowing style, beginning at the bust, also hides
those little imperfections. Another good dress style
for a maternity bridesmaid dress
is an A-line. An A-line bridesmaid dress
will flatter a wide range of attendants' figures,
including the pregnant figure. It is important to
note, however, that this style of dress will not
work well for a bridesmaid in her third trimester.
Two of the
better materials for maternity bridesmaid
dresses at a formal wedding are silk-shantung
and silk-crepe. These look elegant, as well as being
graceful and relatively comfortable. New matte jersey
is an interesting new material that has the look
and feel of silk, but has the ease-of-care benefits
of cotton. A semi-formal wedding maternity
bridesmaid dress can be made using chenille,
or even velour. For a casual wedding, fine cotton
or washable silk, for coolness, is a nice choice
for the maternity bridesmaid dress
especially if the wedding is outdoors. These material
choices complement most other figures as well.
is difficult to gauge the size of the maternity
bridesmaid dress you might need, it is
a good idea to order a dress that is larger than
you think it will need to be. It is much easier
to tailor a dress in than to let it out. Your pregnant
bridal attendant should have her fitting and alterations
done last, as close to the wedding date as possible,
in order to obtain the best fit possible.
not have to leave out a bridesmaid you have in mind
simply because she is expecting. With a little a
little bit of planning, you can include her without
compromising any aspect of your wedding.
We offer a large selection of designer maternity bridesmaid dresses here at Perfect Bridal. Simply click on images below to find your perfect dress!