Maternity Wedding Dresses
Not any more however and the number of brides that walk up the aisle while pregnant has grown to 1 in 5. That's 20% of brides today carrying a little one up to the altar.
Todays views on getting married while pregnant have changed and it's no longer as taboo as it used to be. It's true that our more liberal society has now embrased the fact that people don't even get married at all but there is a traditionalist in the back of everyones mind that says "I'm pregnant and I want to be married before baby arrives".
This new outlook on things has led to a cottage industry of small companies offering maternity wedding dresses to expectant brides to be. The traditional style of wedding dresses do not normally cater for a growing bump and there are key problems with tying to buy a normal wedding dress when you are expecting.
1. You normally have to order 3-6 months in advance. You have no idea what size you will be when you want to wear the dress!
2. Many dresses have corsets and they just are not comfortable to wear while pregnant. They also constrict your tummy and that's not good for baby either.
3,1. During your first trimester. You may not even know your pregnant when shopping for your dress so where do you go from there?
This is where the maternity wedding dress shops like Mama Bridal come into their own offering a unique service for this small but needy group of brides.
Maternity wedding dresses are generally empire line dresses so they are fitted around your bust and under the bust which means you have plenty of room to grow. It doesn't matter whether you are 12 or 40 weeks pregnant as the dress itself will just expand as your tummy requires more room.
The dresses tend to be more "off the shelf" than fitted but there are some beautiful grecian and more contemporary "A line" styles out there and with 4 or 5 specialist designers now in the market there is plenty of choice for everyones taste.
If you have a little one on the way and are heading up the aisle soon then you're now catered for,or even jeans or trousers. Accessories and shoes can be varied depending on the occasion.. Some of the larger stockists sell online which means you can order and try the dress you like on at home as there are not too many shops around to choose from.
Prices for the dresses start at as little as £100 and go up to around £1000 with materials ranging from Silks and Satins to floaty chiffons,A custom-made lace wig is your best bet to looking great. You can choose to have any style. Most of the dresses have lovely floating skirts that "waft as you walk" and give an elegant glide. Although you may not feel like walking too much with a baby on board!
If you are going to take the plunge and get a maternity wedding dress make sure you go somewhere that has a number of dresses to try on. You'll more than likely walk away with somehting completely different to what you wanted! Nothing has changed from the normal wedding dress shopper there!
Don't hide your bump - flaunt it!