Before you can say “yellow organza chiffon,” you’ve committed to being a bridesmaid and all that the honor entails. But what
if you are expecting to have a big (and getting bigger) event of your own sometime in the next nine
If you’re planning on both a pregnancy and being a bridesmaid in the near future, here are some of the
bumps (pun totally intended) in the road to consider before officially saying yes.
Accordingly, it’s important to clarify just what kinds of expenses will be expected of you ahead of time. A
few to inquire after:
1. Will you be responsible for your dress, or will the bride pick up the tab? The same goes for
those dyed shoes and your fabulous wedding day up-do and manicure.
2. If travel is involved, how costly will that be? Airfare, cab fare, hotel and eating out should all be
3. How much (if any) will you be expected to contribute to a shower or bachelorette activities?
Back on planet earth, bridesmaids dresses can be itchy, lumpy, scratchy, and pinchy (yes, you know
pinchy is a word). But this is not to say that you cannot totally rock the pregnant bridesmaid look as
long as you keep a few things in mind.
1. Comfort and Fit: Ultimately, you want a dress that flatters your figure and that you’ll feel
great wearing. Look for a flowing empire-waisted gown, or a dress that can be ‘enhanced’ with
an extra panel to accommodate that lovely baby bump of yours!
2. Alterations: Make sure you’ve got a good tailor who will be able to make last minute
alterations a little bit in advance of the wedding date. As you know, all of those measurements
are going to change. And then change some more.
3. Support: Speaking of those changing measurements, the right maternity bra can do wonders for a girl’s mood at a wedding, not to
mention her back! Once you reach your third trimester, you will likely need to trade in those
lacy bras and reach for something more substantial. Just don’t forget to make sure that your
maternity bra works with your dress as the date nears.
However, if your due date is farther afield from the wedding date, then the most important factor
to consider is likely to be travel. While most airlines will allow pregnant women to travel through their eighth
month, you need to consider what your own personal comfort level will be.
Tips for safe air travel while pregnant include walking the aisles on your flight to prevent blood clots,
drinking lots of water, and wearing your seatbelt under your belly rather than across it. Travelling
during pregnancy can be challenging, but if you and your doctor think you are up for it, then you’re a go.
Just one thing though: You know those teeny tiny airplane bathrooms? Need we say more?
But take a moment to consider what that might mean: stuffing invitations, licking stamps, shopping for
wedding favors, liking her Facebook posts, and talking. Lots and lots of talking. You owe it to yourself
and to your friend to think realistically about what you can handle during your pregnancy. No friend
wants you to overtax yourself while you should be focusing on your health and the health of your baby.
Let her know your concerns and ask in the gentlest way possible what will be expected of you so that
you can both make an educated decision.
And you will have to understand that this is one of the most exciting times in her life, and that
she will need your support throughout, even if your feet are swollen and throbbing, and the ducks need
painting. If you two have that covered, the rest of the stuff will be a breeze.
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But by scrolling through the website, it appears as if the shop has a hard time keeping in stock some of its most popular tees, which are made out of organic bamboo.
Check out all it has to offer including some that may be considered controversial. Oh my! Clutch the pearls!
But Let’s keep this one from impressionable teens though, mmm kay!? Ha!
New this season, the Pianna Shirt Dress is a modern classic for easy yet smart springtime styling. Complete with collar and rolled-up sleeves that have a chic button tab detail, it has all the appeal of a structured shirt while remaining feminine thanks to its empire waist and belt ties. The dress is designed in an unlined viscose for optimum comfort. Team with trainers for an off duty vibe or add ballet flats for an easy yet stylish workwear option.
New this season the Seville Tunic in the exotic palette of Bali Blue and Citrus is a gorgeous everyday style with a bright new season feel. Designed in thicker Ponte jersey for a more tailored look, it boasts an exposed zip running from its neckline to an empire waist with pleats falling simply over the bump. Sitting just above the elbow, the sleeves are a lovely summer length. Team with ballet flats, a satchel and a great pair of sunglasses for effortless city dressing.
Wow! This Ruched One-Shoulder Dress is such a stunning piece, you’re guaranteed to make a style splash. Offering the ultimate in asymmetric elegance, it combines our signature ruche detail with a sexy one shoulder that’s perfect for special occasions and parties. This season, choose from classic Black Caviar and Dahlia Pink. Team with a killer heel and a beautiful clutch and make that entrance.
Every pregnancy wardrobe needs a simple go-anywhere dress and our Serafina Dress with its soft v neck dress, beautiful empire waist and closure that ties at the side seams is just that. A flattering style for any stage of your pregnancy, choose from Dark Grey Melange and Iris Blue. Team with a simple court shoe for a clean and minimal look.
Our Classic Maternity Pencil Skirt in thick Ponte jersey has a deep waistband for optimum comfort. Finishing just below the knee it follows your curves beautifully while allowing for ease of movement. Wear with our crisp white maternity shirt for a polished look or choose one of our tees for a less formal appeal.
The only coat you’ll need this season, the Sophie Zip Coat offers minimal styling and an oversize fold-down zip collar
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