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HELP!!! Gave birth a week ago and have wedding to go to in 3 weeks!

18 replies

Mandymoo · 15/05/2006 20:42

What the hell can i wear? My criteria is:

Must be able to breast feed in it

I am 5' 5", was a size 12 before baby and have a definite bulge in tummy area!

I suit blues, lilacs and teals


Was thinking either smart trousers with a gathered under the bust floaty top or similar top with a floaty skirt?

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controlfreaky2 · 15/05/2006 20:43

am v v impressed you can contemplate getting dressed up!

Mandymoo · 15/05/2006 20:45

Have no choice - bit of a posh do - could well do without it tbh but its a family wedding!!

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spidermama · 15/05/2006 20:47

Hi Mandymoo. Congratulations.
I reckon the best way to bf is with a top you can lift up. All these tops with slits and the like are a bit useless IME.

As for the ol' blamange belly, how about Magic Pants which are, aparently, available it Boots? I keep meaning to try these for my own BB which I'm still sporting some 15 months after the last birth.

MerlinsBeard · 15/05/2006 20:47

i can't believe u r even awake enough to ask on here!!

Floaty top and black trousers/super nice jeans sounds nice but not too tight Wink

spidermama · 15/05/2006 20:48

Oh ... if it's posh .... do Isabelle Olivier do nursing stuff as well as maternity stuff?
Otherwise there's an American company called Milkface which make nice and trendy nursing clothes.

Mandymoo · 15/05/2006 20:48

DD (3.4) and baby are both asleep!! I am sooo hoping it lasts!!

Thanks for the advice X

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CatBert · 15/05/2006 20:48

Team with lovely pash for draping whilst b/f...

SoupDragon · 15/05/2006 20:50

Go for a top/trouser/skirt combo. Pashmina to feed under/hide your bulgy bits.

Mistymoo · 15/05/2006 20:50

I went to a family wedding 2 weeks after my ds was born. I wore a long skirt with elasticated wait and nice blouse with a jacket.

I was surprised how much weight I did loose and how quickly it came off because of b/feeding. I tried the skirt on a few days before the wedding and by the time the wedding day arrived I needed safety pins to hold it up!!!

I hope you find something nice. I borrowed the skirt from my cousin who is slightly bigger than me.

compo · 15/05/2006 20:50

I would go for something really comfy and light to wear as it could be hot and you'll be feeling tired.Maybe find a quiet room to b/feed in if you feel like a break. s it in a hotel? they might let you use an empty room

Mistymoo · 15/05/2006 20:51

elasticated waist even!

Mandymoo · 15/05/2006 20:55

Church wedding and then hotel reception - DH is an usher and witness so wont be seeing much of him in the church!!! (HELP! 3.4 yr old and a 4 wk old baby? [panic] !!

Skirt and top i think..........................

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Wallace · 15/05/2006 21:08

Let me know what you decide - I wil be in same position in August. Best friend is getting married 3 weeks after my baby is due.

kate100 · 15/05/2006 21:15

Mandymoo, I know just how you feel, my BIL got married when ds1 was 6 days old. I wore a wrap dress which was easy to feed in and a sparkly cardie which nicely detracted attention from my tummy, until the photgrapher made me stand side on for a picture Angry

LIZS · 15/05/2006 21:21

Empire line tops/dresses are in and will hide any dodgy midriff.

pooka · 15/05/2006 21:22

Maybe a posh wrap cardigan over a vest top so you can hoick up the vest so it's above your boob and the cardy is below. This is the outfit I wore to a wedding when breastfeeding (though when ds considerably older)
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Filyjonk · 15/05/2006 21:28

you will be ok in church, honestly, the baby will just feed and the toddler will be staring at everything going on.

If need be you could always put the baby in a nice sling, I suppose. I've seen slings at weddings loads of times. (but my friends are always a bit suprised to be getting married at all, IYKWIM)

pootlepod · 15/05/2006 21:29

I would advise against a 'normal' dress as you have to lift the whole thing up! Shock

I wore a twin set thingy, matching vest top and cardi which was brilliant for breastfeeding in.

Trousers or skirt should have a side zip to avoid accentuating bulges at the front.

Have a nice time anyway.

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