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UKbride Member Request 5 Feb 2018

Wondering if anyone has any advice! My wedding is in 2 weeks. Ordered...

Wondering if anyone has any advice! My wedding is in 2 weeks. Ordered bridesmaid dresses 6 months ago and they aren’t due in until this week (not giving my seamstress a lot of time for major alterations!). Recently one of the bridesmaids announced her pregnancy. I am over the moon for her but we are both worried about her dress as bump has grown quite a bit in a short amount of time. We want to do all we can so she can wear the same dress as the other bridesmaid.... has anyone ever experienced this/their seamstress been able to alter the dress (let it out instead of taking it in!) and was it very expensive? I’m more than happy to pay for her alterations but more just wondering what kind of hit I can expect on my bank account and if it’s possible to transform the dress to fit over her bump rather than sit over her usual flat tummy! Thanks Xx

13 Comments
Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 5 Feb 2018

Hi a dress cannot be let out by much it will probably be quite difficult :)

Claire Rutter
Claire Rutter 6 Feb 2018

Probably be hard to let out but she maybe able to let it out at the back by adding a panel. I would speak to a seamstress and see what she advises xxx

Sharon  Fowles
Sharon Fowles 6 Feb 2018

When i was bridesmaid over 20yr ago, i had a pregnancy scare, the seamstress making my dress said she could put panel in my dress..... ( As it turned out it was a false alarm, & i wasnt pregnant after all... ) i guess it depends on dress style..

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Feb 2018

My alterations woman has done that before she changed the back of the dress

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Feb 2018

Corset back would allow a size at least

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Feb 2018

I was 4 months pregnant at my sisters wedding and they managed to let it out a bit and it fitted fine. It really depends on the type of dress xx

Siobhan Knight-Potgieter
Siobhan Knight-Potgieter 6 Feb 2018

Yes, have just been in a wedding on Saturday and I’m 22 weeks. Seamstress let the lining out for me and took the bust in to adjust. Quite comfortable, most good seamstresses should be able to do something x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Feb 2018

I had two adult bridesmaid one just shortened and one shortened and taken in at the sides £90 not the cheapest thing considering dresses had cost me £250 each i was advised to get a bigger size and then cost me that. Not the seemstress fault she was amazing and did it in a few weeks good luck xx

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 6 Feb 2018

I have heard it is a lot harder to take out dresses than it is to take in. As others have said it probably depends on the type of dress and material

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Feb 2018

If the bridesmaid dress is a corset back it shouldn't be a problem at all. I was 7 months pregnant on my wedding day and had already bought my dress before I found bout I was pregnant. My seamstress changes the back from a zip to a corset and I felt great x

Charlotte Flower
Charlotte Flower 6 Feb 2018

If any of the dresses need to be taken up, you could use the excess material to create small side panels in your pregnant bridesmaid dress. A skilled seamstress with be able to work something out, so just speak to her now and give her the heads up!. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Feb 2018

A corset back should allow for room for bump to expand.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Feb 2018

One of my bridesmaids was not pregnant when we chose dresses 7 month on the day
If it’s an expensive well made dress a good seamstress should be able to make the back a lace up corset given her extra room
Good luck
And have a fabulous day

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