The two most important stages of a woman’s life are becoming a bride and becoming a mother. Both mark a milestone and a new birth for a woman. These two phases of her life not only bring in a change but also gives her a new identity. Well, without a doubt, the wedding day is the most special day for a woman; however, it becomes even more special when she is exchanging vows along with a junior inside.
If you are a pregnant bride to be, choosing the right dress, keeping in mind your baby bump is very important. You either have the choice to flaunt your bump or hide it depending on your comfort. Before taking a look at some of the options you can consider for your big day, let us look at a few tips to help you decide on the right kind of dress that will suit you.
Guide to choose the right maternity wedding dress
- The style and shape of the dress
The first factor that you need to look at is the style and shape of the dress. This is important, as this will determine how comfortable you are while wearing your wedding gown. Since you are pregnant, you need to insure that the fabric is styled perfectly to flow over the bump easily. If you are fine with flaunting your bump, you can choose a style that highlights it; however, a little free flowing design will also help to cover the bump. Also, pay attention to the chest region, depending on how far your wedding date is, you can choose a chest size that is an inch or two extra for a comfortable fit. Your style and shape will also depend in which trimester of pregnancy you are.
- Size and length of the dress
Considering that every fabric has its own properties and ability to stretch, it is always advisable to take one size extra. A very stiff fabric will not only be a little uncomfortable, you will also look a little fat in it. On the other hand, slinky and free lowing fabrics are easy to drape and have a better flow and fall. You also need to ensure that length of the dress should be proper since during this time it is not advisable to wear heals. You can consider a dress that is right up to the ankle or that matches the length of your height.
- The type of accessories you will have on
Your wedding dress should blend in with the type of accessories that you are planning to wear. Although heavy and chunky accessories are not advisable, but if you feel, you can carry them off then you should surely consider them. The accessories should not overpower the design of the dress otherwise it will be a disaster in the making. Similarly, a very subtle look may not give you the look that you require, making you very bland. It is always best to select the accessories based on the design and neckline of the dress.
- The design (print or motif) of the dress
The print or motif of the dress also plays a vital role when you are choosing a wedding gown. Although most wedding gowns are made of plain fabric, however, there will always be some work done either on the neckline, chest, back or even on the vail. While choosing a maternity wedding gown, you have to ensure that the print you choose should be easy to carry. This not only holds importance in uplifting the look of the gown, however, it is also important as this will determine the type of cut, style, drape and other such factors that are considered while designing the gown.