If you are planning a wedding and expecting a baby all at the same time, then first thing’s first; congratulations! And secondly – don’t panic. We have some truly exquisite bridal gowns, designed to flatter your changing figure. In fact, our bridal collection was recently featured in Irish wedding blog One Fab Day.
Planning your wedding is an incredibly exciting process, but there are of course plenty of big decisions to be made, and expecting a little one all at the same time not only amplifies the joy, but can bring with it a few extra considerations to bare in mind – especially when it comes to what you are going to wear! We’ve put together a helpful little FAQ for expectant brides to see you stylishly on your way to looking and feeling fabulous on your big day.
1) What is the best cut to flatter my changing curves?
As a maternity fashion brand, here at Seraphine we love our empire lines! The empire line cut is a super star style that is guaranteed to flatter your figure at every stage of pregnancy. It nips you in just under your bust to highlight the slimmest part of your body, and then flows down to skim comfortably over your curves, leaving plenty of room for your growing bump. Choosing a wedding dress with an empire line cut allows you to select your dream dress well in advance, without worrying about what size your bump will be on the big day!
Try our Ivory Multiway Grecian Wedding Gown for a stunning bridal style in pure silk, with a flowing skirt that will drape beautifully over your figure.
2) Can I get away with a shorter length?
The answer here is – of course you can! Showing off a little bit of leg in a stylish knee length bridal dress can be a lovely way of balancing out your bump. The main thing to think about when choosing your wedding dress is to find a style that allows you to show off your best assets. If you love your legs, don’t be afraid to flaunt them, or if you have upper arms that Michelle Obama would be proud of, opt for a sleeveless style! Your baby bump shouldn’t mean that you have to rule out any of your favourite styles. If you take the time to browse specialist maternity bridal shops and sites (like our own Luxe Bridal Collection), you are sure to find a whole host of styles, lengths, cuts and fabrics on offer – don’t let yourself feel limited!
3) How much can I expect to pay?
The good news is – You really can find a maternity bridal dress to suit any budget these days, so there’s no need to worry about breaking the bank to accommodate your bump! On the other hand, this is your special day after all, so we suggest investing in a bridal gown that is specifically tailored to flatter your pregnancy curves. Spending a little bit more to enjoy that perfect comfortable and flexible fit can really pay off on the big day.
Try our Ivory Lace and Silk Maternity Gown and feel the difference for your self – luxurious fabrics and expert tailoring for pregnancy will have you feeling sensational for your special day.
4) Help! How do I dress my pregnant bridesmaid?
A pregnant bridesmaid may sound like a sartorial nightmare, but actually there are some fantastic options out there, which will flatter her blossoming bump however far along she is (and they’ll look equally fantastic on her non-pregnant co-bridesmaids – score!) Our Multiway Maternity Dresses are available in soft dove grey or cornflower blue, or in a maxi length in cobalt blue & midnight blue, and are all simply perfect for bridesmaids. The empire line cut flatters all shapes and sizes, allowing plenty of room for a growing bump. But the real beauty of these dresses lies with the multiway sashes, which can be wrapped, tied, twisted and knotted in different ways to create all sorts of different but equally fabulous looks – if you like, you could even create a unique style for each bridesmaid with one miraculous dress!
Browse our beautiful bridal look book for a little inspiration!
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