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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress for Pregnant Brides

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! As a pregnant bride, there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting your rental wedding dress. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect dress for your special day.

Start your dress search early

Expecting brides choose Laine London because our rental model allows them to avoid the wait time— all our inventory is already on hand! Even though your body is changing, it’s smart to go dress shopping sooner than later. By scheduling an appointment as soon as you have a venue booked, you’ll have a wider selection to choose from. At your appointment, your stylist will suggest what size to select based on where you are in your pregnancy. Typically, we recommend looking one size up if you’ll be three to five months pregnant at your wedding. If you’ll be more than six months pregnant, go up two sizes from your pre-pregnancy size.

Look for dresses with an empire waistline

Empire waistline dresses have a fitted bodice that sits just below the bust, which then flows out into a loose skirt. This style is ideal for pregnant brides as it will flatter your bump while providing plenty of room for comfort. Additionally, an empire waistline draws attention to the smallest part of your body, creating a flattering silhouette.

Choose a breathable and comfortable fabric

When you are pregnant, your body temperature tends to run higher than usual. Choosing fabrics like cotton or silk that are lightweight, breathable, and comfortable to wear can help you stay cool throughout the day. Additionally, choosing a dress with a breathable fabric can help prevent any potential discomfort or irritation that might arise from sweating.

Consider a custom-made dress

If you can't find a dress that fits you perfectly, consider having one custom-made. This way, you can ensure that your dress is tailored to your body and will be comfortable to wear throughout the day. Additionally, a custom-made dress can be designed to emphasize your best features while providing the support you need to feel confident on your big day. You can rent a custom-made dress here at Laine London.

Opt for a dress with a corset back

A corset back is a great option for pregnant brides as it allows for flexibility in the dress's sizing. As your bump grows, you can loosen the corset to ensure a comfortable fit. Additionally, a corset back can add structure and support to your dress, helping you feel confident and comfortable throughout the day.

Time your alterations accordingly

To ensure that your dress fits beautifully, we’ll work with you to schedule fittings as close to your wedding date as possible. We can accommodate requests to add sleeves to a strapless gown, remove boning, or even add a bridal sash.

Don't forget about accessories

Accessories can make all the difference in completing your wedding day look. When selecting your accessories, consider comfort and practicality in addition to style. For example, consider wearing comfortable shoes that will allow you to walk and stand throughout the day. Additionally, choose a veil or hair accessory that complements your dress and adds a touch of elegance to your look. Did you know you can rent and purchase accessories and shoes at Laine London? Book an accessories appointment today!

Remember, the most important thing is to choose a dress that makes you feel beautiful, comfortable, and confident on your special day. By keeping these tips in mind, you can select the perfect wedding dress for your pregnancy that meets all of your needs and makes you feel your best.

About us: We are Laine London a first-of-its-kind, woman owned wedding rental boutique making women's history in Atlanta, Georgia. We have in house alterations at our boutique making us a one stop shop for all your bridal needs. If you are newly engaged and looking for your dream dress, consider renting. Book your appointment today!


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