I thought I would be able to wear a dress I already have but everything I own is too tight. I have put on half a stone already (on my bum and thighs I think!) with this pregnancy and have got a bump already.
Added complication is that I am short - 5ft - normally size 10 at the top and 12 at the bottom. I have dark hair and can carry off quite bold colours.
Should I just get a maternity dress? the wedding is in 3 weeks.
Any advice before I resign myself to going in my jeans ?
I would probably go for a maternity wrap dress- it will grow with you. You might find that you have a wee spurt bumpwise now and then nothing much happens for a while, so you don't want to end up with something which you can't wear again.
I agree wrap dresses are great. Tbh, it doesn't even need to be a maternity one - maybe just a slightly bigger size. As you grow, you can wear it wrapped less tightly, with a vest top underneath if you are flashing too much nork.
I was 6 months and wore an evening dress from debenhams (not a maternity one), they have quite a few that are fitted round the bust and then flow over your tummy. I wasnt huge but you could def tell it was a baby bump. Prom dress would be nice for an informal affair.
I went to a wedding at 22 weeks earlier this year, and after trawling through all the maternity opitions I could find, settled for a dress from debenhams (non mat) in a size up from normal. Your bump is unlikely to be so big that you need all the extra material a maternity tent dress provides
thank you for the tips. A wrap dress isn't a bad idea actually and lowrib, I do love those maxi dresses from Monsoon you linked to.
I also like the coast and the MissSixty dresses and a few of the others you linked to but I think at the moment, I just don't want to show too much flesh. i feel really bloated and fat and not at my best - you know when you don't look pregnant, just a bit porky?! But thank you - you have given me loads of ideas.
slowbob, love the pink wrap dress. Might get that anyway!
cross posted lowrib! Yes, I did like a quite few of them but not right now if you know what I mean. DH says its in my head but i don't even like my arms at the moment. Perhaps I should just wear a tent
I really like the first black and white one - very pretty.
I do know what you mean about not feeling your best. I'm 20 weeks pg now but initially just felt really bloated and generally uuuurrrrggghhh. I did find that the more fitted things were around the middle, the more I looked pg rather than just a bit chubbier iyswim. Avoid a tent
Treat yourself to a bit of pampering - get your hair done and/or have a couple of beauty treatments. It'll help you feel better
The first black and white one is really nice, and the Monsoon empire line one is lovely
Seriously, get down to their sale while it's still on. I found a really nice summer dress there last week, reduced from £85 to £15, and the dress I wore to the wedding when pregnant was also Monsoon sale £180 reduced to £50.
Thanks, hopefully going shopping tomorrow so I will keep you posted. Am actually looking forward to it now thanks to your suggestions
And tillyscoutsmum, I think you are right. DD will be at gps the day of the wedding and I have some vouchers for the local salon so I might book a manicure and a hair do as a bit of a treat. it will probably make me feel loads better.
hello, in case any of you are still here, I got a dress <feels like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, well not quite but you know what I mean>
Monsoon outlet store, £100 reduced to £25. Empire line cream silk with red flowers, black band round the empire line bit, scoop neck and little sleeves, sits just below the knee. i have already got high, bright red peep toe shoes and a red bag.
It actually makes me look like i have a baby bump rather than just fat so am very happy! And it was a size 10 (must have been mis-labled, no way I am a 10 at the moment ).