How to Find your Perfect Maternity Wedding Dress – 5 Top Tips

Planning a wedding while pregnant may seem like a daunting task, but finding the perfect maternity wedding dress doesn’t have to be!

Check out our top 5 tips for bridal shopping with a growing bump, then browse our collection of stunning maternity wedding dresses.


1. When to Shop for your Maternity Wedding Dress

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Get the Look: Lace V Neck Maternity Bridal Gown

Ordering a custom-made bridal gown from a traditional boutique takes time – sometimes up to 9 months! In the case of a maternity dress, this is time that you most likely don’t have.

The good news is, at Seraphine, our dresses are expertly tailored to grow with your changing curves and are ready to go as soon as you need them.

So whether you choose to invest in advance or are looking at the last minute, a Seraphine dress guarantees a flexible, flattering fit through every stage of pregnancy.


2. Where to Find the Perfect Dress

Stunning maternity wedding dress by Seraphine

Get the Look: Embellished Grecian Maternity Gown

You may be able to find something suitable at a traditional bridal shop, but to avoid any uncertainty, we recommend opting for a specialist maternity brand.

Here at Seraphine, we offer the full bridal appointment experience in some of our Flagship stores.

At our stores in Kensington & Leeds, we will open our boutique out of hours so that you can enjoy a one to one session with one of our expert maternity stylists. Call in advance to make your appointment & prepare to meet the dress of your dreams!


3. How to Hide the Bump

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Get the Look: Ivory Silk & Eyelash Lace Maternity Dress with Ivory Cropped Peplum Maternity Jacket 

If you’re looking to downplay your pregnancy, a flattering A-line silhouette can work wonders.

Fitted at the top, this style flares out from the empire waist, highlighting your slimmest point while allowing plenty of room for your budding bump. Anything with lots of volume through the skirt or a lace overlay is guaranteed to help disguise your midriff.

And don’t forget to use accessories! A well-placed veil, jacket or a statement neckline will help to draw attention up towards your face & away from your bump.


4. How to Show Off the Bump

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Get the Look: Ivory Lace & Silk Maternity Gown

If you’re out & proud with your pregnancy & looking for a wedding dress that will show it off & celebrate your growing bump, we’re here to help!

Why not try a sexy fitted style like one of our chic knee-length dresses in stretch lace. Or else draw attention to the bump with some embellished beaded detailing at the empire waist.


5. Don’t Forget the Wide Fit Wedding Shoes

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Get the Look: Radiance Wide Fit Bridal Shoes – Sargasso & Grey

Once you’ve found your dream maternity wedding dress, complete the look with the perfect pair of shoes.

You may find that your feet start to swell during pregnancy. If this is the case, don’t despair – Sargasso & Grey has got you covered!

Designed with a wider fit, padded insole & arch support, these beautiful wide fit wedding shoes offer incredible comfort without compromising on style.

Your feet will feel fantastic from those first steps down the aisle to the last dance of the night!

Maternity Wedding Dresses – The Perfect Fit for a Bride with a Bump

Congratulations mama! Expecting a baby and tying the knot all at the same time has got to be the most amazing way to start a family; all that joy is sure to make your special day a celebration to remember! Of course when it comes to planning your wedding, there’s one decision that matters just a little bit more than the rest… choosing the perfect maternity wedding dress!

Bridal style with a bump may seem like a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Whether you’re looking to hide your new curves or to flaunt them, there are plenty of options out there to help you achieve a look you love. Check out some of our most stylish maternity wedding dresses & find the perfect one to suit your dream day.


Vintage Lace Maternity Wedding Dresses

Pregnant bride wears lace maternity wedding dress by Seraphine

Nothing evokes timeless romance like stunning vintage-style lace. Feminine and classic, a lace maternity wedding dress will never date – you’ll treasure those wedding photographs forever. The perfect fit for a stunning period location, or a dreamy garden wedding, our lace dresses are utterly beautiful and incredibly comfortable. Opt for a draped A-line style to skim stylishly over the bump with plenty of room to grow, or choose one of our shorter lace styles for a more fitted silhouette.


Stunning Silk Maternity Wedding Dresses

Pregnant bride with flower girls outside Blenheim Palace

Is there anything as luxurious as a full length silk dress? If there is, we haven’t found it yet. Our stunning silk maternity wedding dresses are designed to work with your curves to offer an unbeatable drape and an enviable silhouette. Light, and flowing, pure silk chiffon is not only a glamorous bridal option, but it’s unexpectedly easy to wear and beautifully cool for a summer wedding.


Glamorous Modern Maternity Wedding Dresses

Pregnant bride wears blush pink maternity wedding dress by Seraphine

Of course it doesn’t have to be white…. For a more modern take on bridal style, why not consider maternity wedding dresses in less traditional shades. Our Blush Silk & Lace Maternity Gown for example is a beautiful alternative to white or ivory. Ethereally beautiful, it combines silk and lace with the perfect touch of sparkle at the empire waist.


Short Maternity Wedding Dresses

Bride wearing a short wedding dress with flower girl outside Blenheim Palace

Short maternity wedding dresses can be the perfect option, especially if you’re planning to party. They show off your legs, are easy to move around in and fantastic for dancing the night away! The shorter styles are also ideal if you are on the petite side and looking for a dress that will flatter your frame rather than swallowing you up.


Beautiful Bridal Accessories

Bridal accessories

And last but not least, no bridal style would be complete without the perfect maternity accessories to match. Whether you choose a glamorous beaded bolero, a jewelled maternity belt or a stunning headpiece to add a touch of sparkle, explore our collection of luxe accessories to find the perfect finishing touch for your look.


Wishing you the best of luck finding your dream maternity wedding dress mamas!


Pregnancy goes Couture: Power to the Pregnant Lady

Wow! Did you see Karl Lagerfeld’s beautiful pregnant bride close the Chanel Couture show this week? The German designer wowed the crowds by sending 7 months pregnant model Ashleigh Good down the catwalk in a stunning couture bridal gown!

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The dazzling white design was stylishly structured in silk crepe de chine with glamorous gold detailing at the front, and came complete with a Pre-Raphaelite inspired gold brocade cap and cape. It was a sensational finale to a fantastic fashion show.


Watch the Beautiful Pregnant Bride Rule the Runway

And this certainly isn’t the first time that a mum-to-be model has stolen the show….

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In fact we think we spot a trend here – it seems to be that whenever a blossoming expectant mother graces the catwalk, the crowds and critics alike go wild! We think this is no coincidence – the fashion industry are finally beginning to cotton on to what we’ve been saying for years – the pregnant body is beautiful!

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And the revolution is not just confined to the catwalks… Since a very pregnant Demi Moore bared her bump on the cover of Vanity Fair back in the early 90’s, some of the biggest and best Fashion magazines around have featured expectant women in full bloom on their coveted covers.

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Gorgeous celebrity mums-to-be have led the way, embracing their curves and flaunting their blossoming figures from international super models to A-lister actresses and chart topping stars!

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As women, we are now more empowered than ever to celebrate our changing bodies, so enjoy this time! We’re not saying that you have to strip off for a nude photo shoot, but we are saying that you could do if you wanted to! As a less extreme empowering option, why not try a sexy bodycon style maternity dress for your next big event – you can flaunt your new figure and feel fantastic doing it! Or if you’re hitting the beach this summer, be brave and choose a gorgeous maternity bikini! Remember, your body is beautiful – so stand tall and celebrate your curves!



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Seraphine’s maternity fashion FAQ for expectant brides-to-be

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.

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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!

Luxury Ivory Lace Maternity Wedding Dress

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 bluemidnight 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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