I was 5 mos pregnant when I married my husband. This is something that is becoming more and more common as women are not the sweet virgin given away by their fathers anymore. Now I’m not recommending to be this way before marriage but if you found yourself with a “surprise” before marriage there are wedding gowns made just for you.
No woman wants to waddle down the aisle looking like a couch with a slip cover thrown over her. That’s why tiffanyrose.com have the most attractive selection of elegant gowns that have empire waists which brings the waistline higher so that your stomach don’t protrude out too far. My favorites are the lily gown (pictured) because of the unique and comfortable lace tie around the neck and the daffodil gown because it is pure silk and stands out with a gorgeous picture of a daffodil near the bottom. The daffodil gown is in a pale silk color which throws out the traditional pure white.
Maternitybride.com’s gowns have a more casual feel to them. Wearing these gowns would fit perfectly at a small garden or beach wedding. My favorite is The Stephanie (also pictured). It has four large ruffled layers with spaghetti straps. The best part about these gowns that are made for a woman who soon will have to be on a strict budget, is that they are available for rent at very affordable prices.
I also researched gowns for the woman who have children and are looking for a modest gown and don’t want much of a fuss. This may be her second or third marriage or she is marrying the man she has been living with for 10 plus years. The best gowns I found for these women is at edenbridals.com. Although Eden Bridals do offer some luxurious gowns they also have some beautifully casual gowns as well. My favorites are design numbers 1301 and 1195 . 1301 is a simple strapless, sleeveless gown that falls casually with a simple circle of silver beads that gather in a circle between the busts. 1195 is a very mature backless gown with beaded straps and belt around the waist. These gowns are also very affordable.
The gown I chose for my wedding was designed by Jessica McClintock and I still remember how lucky I was to find a gown that looked just right over my growing belly. It took months of searching to find. This reminded me of the scene in the very popular HBO series, Sex and the City where one of the main characters, Miranda is looking for the perfect gown after having a baby by her fiancee. The store clerk kept bringing her this fancy white dresses and she said something like, “No white gowns, I have a baby, the Jig is up!” Hopefully this article will help the next expectant mother find the perfect gown for when the jig is up!