The bridal party & the bump: Seraphine’s guide to dressing your pregnant bridesmaid in style…
The date is set, you’ve gathered your best girls and found bridesmaid dresses they all adore. What could possibly go wrong right? Well, sometimes life likes to kick sand in the face of our plans. And sometimes that kick takes the form of the pitter-patter of tiny feet…
Congratulations – you have a pregnant bridesmaid!
But don’t panic – your maids’ amazing news does not spell disaster for your day. In fact it means that your bridal party pics will be doubly joyful! So, what do you do when your bridesmaid starts busting out of her dress? Aside from asking her to buy a size up, which will almost certainly be unflattering and uncomfortable, there are 3 possibilities:
Match Your Maternity Dress
Still in love with those dresses you bought back when everyone was their regular sizes? There’s no need to give them up – instead look for a maternity dress that coordinates. This works brilliantly if you have more than one expectant bridesmaid – they can match each other and harmonise with the group. So if everyone’s in blue cocktail dresses, choose a maternity style in a complementary shade like our Midnight Cut Out Lace Maternity Dress or the Cornflower Silk & Lace Dress.
Tie the looks together with matching accessories, hairstyles and bouquets, and they’ll form a stylish group that’s beautifully cohesive and crucially, everyone will feel comfortable!
If you dream about the perfect row of matching bridesmaids, why not dress them all in maternity? No wait, hear us out! Our maternity dresses are designed to flatter the figure before, during and after pregnancy. So something like our Floral Silk Maternity Cocktail Dress will look just as stunning on your non-pregnant bridesmaids as on the radiant mama-to-be!
Whoever said that bridesmaids had to match? Even without the addition of a bump, finding a style that suits everyone can be a nightmare. So why not let them all look a little different? Specify a range of colours or a design point like floral prints, lace dresses or pastel shades, and see what your maids come up with! This is a great way to let their individuality shine through, and will put a 21st century spin on your wedding pictures!
Check out a selection of gorgeous maternity bridesmaid dresses from Seraphine below and view the full range now at seraphine.com