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Has anyone of you had a pregnant bridesmaid? Mine will be about 5 months at the time of my wedding, and we're not sure whether she should just order a big size of the bridesmaid dress I end up choosing or if she should order a special maternity bridesmaid dress (which the 2 dress lines I'm looking at don't make, so the color would be different most likely).

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i don't have a pregnant bridesmaid, but i was worried about that for a little while! if you order a big size, i'd think you'd have to order it HUGE b/c you don't know where she'll gain weight...could you ask the ppl at the bridal store?

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well all pregnant women grow differently. Like I have been in maternity clothes for almost the entire pregnancy, where as some women don't even show until about 6 months. I am 4 months and totally showing.

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well all pregnant women grow differently. Like I have been in maternity clothes for almost the entire pregnancy, where as some women don't even show until about 6 months. I am 4 months and totally showing.
TOTALLY agree! I am tall and have lots of room for a baby - so I did not show until I was about 6 months. (except in the chest - that started around month 2!) My doctor even commented about it. I went for my weekly check up exactly one week before my daughter was born. The OB said that if I weren't his patient, he would guess me to be about 7 months along even though I was full term. He actually said that I was "born to breed" since my body was perfect for carrying a baby! Talk about making me feel bad! If anyone other than an OB would have said that - I would have decked them! smile41.gif

As for your friend, I would ask the bridal shop for advice. If you order a regular dress - order BIG as her body will change in lots of places. And, she shouldn't get her shoes too early either - even feet change sizes for some people!

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I am only 5' 4" and petite so that's why I started showing so soon. My mom and grandmother are even smaller than me. Luckily my DH is very tall (6' 6") and so our daughter(s)-if we ever have any-won't be as small as me.

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My SIL is trying to get pregnant and she is one of my BMs. She ordered a size larger than her usual size (because at the most she will be 4 months pregnant) and then ordered extra material. We asked the bridal shop owner and she assured us that she could use the extra material to "rework" the dress if need be.

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I am only 5' 4" and petite so that's why I started showing so soon. My mom and grandmother are even smaller than me. Luckily my DH is very tall (6' 6") and so our daughter(s)-if we ever have any-won't be as small as me.
like Christine said, everyone is so different! i am only 5'4" too - but barely showing right now. and even the same person, with different pregnancies can show differently. one friend wasn't in maternity clothes until 5 mos. with her first, but then was in maternity clothes at 10 weeks with her second!

anyway, any time i've heard of a pregnant bridesmaid - she's bought a larger size, and found a really good tailor. they must make maternity BM dresses, but i wouldn't bother looking. wait until the last minute to order her dress, have her look for a good seamstress, and then just hope for the best!

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Nylalani, there are several styles of bm dresses that look great on pregnant or non-pregnant ladies. The dress I chose for my girls to wear is listed as one that works great on "any body type" and in the reviews I seen where a couple of girls had pregnant attendants that wore it and looked good. I know the empire waist gowns especially carry over nicely for different stages of pregnancy.

 

And talk about "showing early"...I remember going to bed somewhere early in month three and thinking "Gee, I wonder when I'll start showing." then BOOM, I woke up the next morning and had a belly poking out there. hahaha!

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Christine - I'm 5'3" and my FI is 6'6" too! I'm hoping the kids will be somewhere in btwn if I'm lucky enough to get pregnant!

 

The styles I'm looking at are:

Melissa Sweet - MS102 - in Ruby, perhaps with a flower, but no contrast detailing

Wedding Gown Style MS102 Tank style dress with cross over bodice in Silk Crinkle with below the knee length skirt. Available in Atlantis, Coco, Green Tea, Jet, Linen, Ocean, Orchid, Olive, Plum, Ruby, Sangria and Shadow. | Melissa Sweet

 

OR

Vineyard Colletction - 1211 - in Kensington Red

Style 1211 Bridal Gown | Vineyard

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My sister had to address this at her wedding and she changed all of our dresses.

 

It was a strapless floor-length from David's Bridal. It had a side swoosh with a brooch. The type suited everyone.

 

I went for all same colour, different styles to suit each bodytype.

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