Monday, December 1, 2008

High-heeled and pregnant

So, have I mentioned to y'all that I'm preggers? Indeed. . a few months in and so happy. Already searching for clothes that fit! And speaking of clothes that fit. . .
(Photo by Wiedmaier)
That's right. This spring, about four weeks before I'm scheduled to give birth to like, an actual baby, I will be walking down the aisle in front of over a hundred people as a bridesmaid for these two crazy kids. I am so, so, so happy to be in the wedding and am thrilled that my 'delicate condition' didn't give me the axe, but you know. . .I'm nervous! All eyes on me. . .which believe me, under normal circumstances I have no problem with. . .with an a enormous belly and God knows what else going on? (I'm hearing things about swollen ankles, and well swollen everything. I put my fingers in my ears when I hear these things). When I first became aware of this upcoming dilemma, I called around to local bridal shops to ask for advice. They told me I had two choices, go with a designer that carries maternity bridesmaid dresses (who knew their were such designers!?) or stick with an empire-waist, order 2-3 sizes too big and alter away. So armed with this advice, and a wonderful-bride who's actually taking my ever growing tummy into consideration, we've come up with some options and it's looking like a potential winner (!), that, believe it or not, we think will look good on all four of us - short legs, long legs and huge stomach. Want to see the dress? Fat chance, y'all know me better than that. You'll see it in due time, promise. In the meantime, if you or a friend are finding yourselves in the same predicament, here are some dresses that might work.
Jersey halter gown, Amsale
Phoebe dress, Jenny Yoo
Black satin maternity gown, Occasions by Jim Hjelm
Becca dress, Jenny Yoo
Short jersey gown, Amsale
What do you guys think? Can I fit-in with the rest of the 'maids? I'm thinking it can be done.


Coralie - your Maternity Wedding Guide said...

Fit in? You'll be a stunner! Don't forget that beneath every fab dress you need to have fab underwear - especially when you're pregnant. Do yourslef a huge favour though and don't settle for anything boring when there is so much beautiful maternity lingerie to choose from!
Have a wonderful day - can't wait to see pics!

Susie said...

Those flickr photos prove that it can definitely be done. And I love all of those dresses that you suggested would work for pregnant ladies...they're supercute whether you're pregnant or not!

MK said...

Oh my gosh! I didn't know! CONGRATS! I better get to take photos of the little bean when he/she is born!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness -- CONGRATULATIONS!!

You'll be a gorgeous, glowing bridesmaid, i'm sure!


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