How to style a baby bump

How to style a baby bump
We regularly get calls from our wonderful customers - sometimes in a small panic – as one of their bridesmaids has just announced their pregnancy or they are unexpectedly, going to be expecting themselves on their big day. Whilst babies are obvious fabulous news, we understand that it can be tricky when trying to find the perfect maternity wedding dress, or the best maternity bridesmaids dress for your best girls.
Fear not, this happens ALL OF THE TIME and the good news is that you can rock one of our dresses just as easily whether bump or sans bump. As (we like to think) experts in this field here are a few tips on finding the ideal style for you 

The Florence Dress

As bloody obvious as it sounds, when looking for a maternity dress to fit your pregnant bridesmaid, look for something loose fitting at the waist – our Florence and Florence Waterfall Satin wrap style dresses are both a fantastic option as it can be tightened or loosened as much as necessary. Depending on your due date and increased bust we would usually recommend ordering 1 -2 sizes up from your normal size. 

The Mykonos Dress

Another style that works really well is empire line as the waist seam sits just under the bust and above the bump. Try our Mykonos dress for a modern take on the traditional empire line dress with cold shoulders sleeves and waist darts that allow for extra room below the bust.  

The Brooklyn & Pollenca Dress

Two other great styles are our Brooklyn slip style dress and our Pollenca cowl neck dress. On the hanger, it doesn't look like these styles would work over a bump, but trust us, they really do. Both dresses are cut on the bias so there is stretch to the fabric. The straps at the back can also be adjusted to make the neck line tighter or looser, and the waist sash can be tied to sit just above your bump. Depending on how far away you are from your due date, we usually recommend ordering 1-2 sizes up from your normal size. 


Want to try for size and fit? Book a trying-on appointment here.


But don’t just take our word for it...
We asked the ever stylish Founder of chic resort wear brand Pampelone, Holly Scarsella ( how she found wearing our Oyster Florence dress for her sisters big day when she was 8 months pregnant. 
 'Being a bridesmaid is such an honour, especially for your sister, but finding out that it will be two days before your due date at 9 months pregnant filled me with apprehension. I was so nervous about how I'd feel but that changed as soon as I tried on my Rewritten dress.  I felt a million dollars - the cut suited a 9 month pregnant woman perfectly.'  
Holly Scarsella, Founder of Pampelone Clothing  
If in doubt and there is more you want to know, just drop us an email - we are a pretty flexible bunch and would love to help as much as we can. 

1 comment

  • Lauren

    Thank you SO MUCH for this blog! This is the first time I’ve been able to see actual pregnant ladies rocking bridesmaid dresses. Most I’ve seen have a fake bump and boy is it different to real life! Looking forward to potentially ordering from you.

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