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Help! - wedding guest outfit to hide baby bump....

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Theknittinggorilla Sat 20-Aug-16 12:16:21

I'm going to a family wedding in October, at which time I will be 11 weeks pregnant. Likely to be pre any scan, plus don't want to do any baby announcing at someone else's wedding so want to hide the pregnancy. However this is baby 3 and I look ridiculously pregnant already. It's just bloat and shot stomach muscles but I look about 6 months gone already at 5 weeks blush

Anyone got any ideas what style to go for? Im 5'10, big boobs and narrow hips, usually a size 12 but more like a 14 at the moment. The boobs cause problems for anything loose fitting or floaty (i look pregnant then even when I'm not). Is there no hope for me?

alphabook Sat 20-Aug-16 12:24:57

Following as I have a similar problem! DH's cousin is getting married in September, when I'll be about 17 weeks. His family know about the pregnancy now (had the 12 week scan) but I won't know everyone at the wedding and I don't want to just look fat!

GlitteryFluff Sat 20-Aug-16 12:31:33

Don't wear anything too different to your usual style otherwise you'll draw attention even more.
Someone I know always wore tight fitting, show off figure type stuff and one day wore this baggy,does nothing for your figure, type dress. So I knew.

What sort of budget are you thinking?

I think something like http://www.revolve.com/mobile/misa-los-angeles-domino-maxi-dress-in-red/dp/MISA-WD45/ could look amazing if red is your colour!

I also love http://www.revolve.com/mobile/line-dot-amelie-pleat-dress-in-azure-blue/dp/LEAX-WD116/?d=

JackandDiane Sat 20-Aug-16 12:44:54

october think cold
therefore you can use a waterfall type jacket which will cover it and a matching colour stretch dress

add novelty interesting shoes that they can talk about instead. Obv no fascinator shit

just tell them youhave put on weight or give the THE LOOK

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Sat 20-Aug-16 12:47:10

I had this last year. I wore a volumous prom style skirt that sat above my stomach with a blouse style top tucked in.

Theknittinggorilla Sat 20-Aug-16 12:50:49

I can look a bit frumpy in a maxi dress but those are really nice nicecuppa, thank you. The red one looks like it might have good stomach hiding potential! As long as they are long enough. Good call on the October weather point, maybe a cover up is the key. I also thought distracting hat! It's an outdoorsy marquee wedding (in October!) so nothing too formal. I don't wear tight fitting anyway (anymore!) as my stomach is not as flat as it once was so hopefully won't be too obvious.

JackandDiane Sat 20-Aug-16 12:53:34

a pleaty skirt with a longer top maybe wiht some stretch ?
www.riverisland.com/women/skirts/midi-skirts/silver-pleated-midi-skirt-691142?sem=1&cmpid=PLA&istCompanyId=28d3cba5-6749-43eb-904c-61b8cc01cf80&istItemId=xxtwwlwtiw&istBid=tzwt&gclid=Cj0KEQjw_9-9BRCqpZeZhLeOg68BEiQAOviWAthFj4gUT7C__V4ylkCTRQWYHRsed5C11b-hOpq70UgaAgLF8P8HAQ

JackandDiane Sat 20-Aug-16 12:53:55

OH OOH and the top is LOVELY

www.riverisland.com/women/t-shirts--vests/print-t-shirts--vests/gold-foil-t-shirt-690365

Ooh, I'd missed that it was October! Definitely agree with the power of a good waterfall jacket/cardie

Theknittinggorilla Sat 20-Aug-16 12:59:03

Ooh love the glittery top and skirt! Im wondering weather tight fitting with a cover up might be the way to go - potentially less obvious than going loose fitting (and looking enormous). The bloat definitely gets worse as the day goes on so may just look like over overindulged in the wedding breakfast....

DandelionAndBedrock Sat 20-Aug-16 12:59:38

Add a big (floaty) scarf to your outfit, and yy to a drapey coat or jacket.

Theknittinggorilla Sat 20-Aug-16 12:59:38

*Whether! goodness me....blush

stealthbanana Sat 20-Aug-16 13:01:58

I have a small bump and massive preg boobs at the moment and am wearing this to a wedding next weekend. Highly recommend.

www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/715723

Theknittinggorilla Sat 20-Aug-16 13:07:33

Love that stealthbanana but think it's probably too formal for this wedding (it's a kind of festival vibe, teepee type thing). Beautiful shape though

LotsOfDots Sat 20-Aug-16 13:10:04

How about something 50s shape - try Lindy bop. I am wearing a dress from there to a wedding at 2 weeks post natal and it is good for covering post baby bump!

stealthbanana Sat 20-Aug-16 13:17:33

Ah. In which case go to cos. they have some really nice v neck dresses that are knee length but drape across the tummy in a similar way to what I just linked to. Crepey material - I saw them in navy, green and purple (I bought the green one). Would be great with the right accessories.

(would try to link but the cos website is so bad!)

Theknittinggorilla Sat 20-Aug-16 13:28:28

I love cos, will have a peruse, thank you

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