Wedding Dresses For PREGNANT Brides Only

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    The dresses are designed to be long at the front

    There was a time when a bride would do her best to hide the fact of being pregnant when she married.



    But couture will always keep pace with social change.

    And with more conceptions now taking place outside marriage than within, it was only a matter of time before someone filled this particular gap in the market. Expectant Bride is a new service offering personal consultations to pregnant women planning to marry before the arrival


    Its designers are trained to estimate how big a bride's bump will be by the big day, and design a dress accordingly.
    Gowns are made longer at the front so they do not rise up over an increasingly rounded stomach, and pulled in at the back to give a flattering shape.
    The sides are hemmed to allow for last-minute alterations should growth exceed forecasts. The shop, in Chiswick, West London, was set up by Tracey Wilkinson, 31, after she experienced difficulty herself finding a maternity dress for her wedding

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    Shop owner Tracey Wilkinson, seven


    She has already helped more than 150 brides, most career women in their late 20s and early 30s, and some from as far away as Scotland and Wales.
    Some have become pregnant after setting a wedding date, while others have decided to get married quickly after discovering they are having a baby.
    The dresses are created by four designers and range in price from £175 to £1,200.

    Mrs Wilkinson, a mother of two, said: "I got married when I was seven months pregnant and found it very difficult getting a maternity bridal dress to fit.
    "You can't just wear a largesized normal dress as you look like you're wearing a tent.
    "The dresses I sell look like a normal bridal gown but they are discreetly made to fit a bump.
    "The brides tend to come in about three months before the wedding.
    "You can never predict how much a woman will grow, but a general view is that their
    "Times have definitely changed and it is no longer frowned upon to get married while pregnant. The business is doing really well."
    Not everyone was as upbeat as Mrs Wilkinson, however.
    Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe said: "I think this shop is an extremely sad sign of the times."
    Hugh McKinney, of the National Family Campaign, said: "It demonstrates an increasing number of women are gettting pregnant outside of marriage. "But on the positive side, it also demonstrates that they still want to bring children up within the commitment of marriage."

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    Expert designers are able to predict how big a bump will be by the day of the wedding


    By LUKE SALKELD
     
  2. In my mom's wedding pics she looks like she could be pregnant because she had an empire waist dress, but she's not. It definitely would have worked for a pregnant bride though.
     
  3. I guess it is an important niche to fill, but had I been pregnant before being married I would have waited until after the delivery to get married! That way I could have my figure back and not add a wedding to the additional stress of being pregnant.
     
  4. Smart thinking!
     
  5. haha my aunt bought her wedding dress for her 2nd marriage from a website called maternitybride.com :lol:
     
  6. I was 8 months pregnant when I got married. I ended up getting an empire dress b/c I was all belly and am on the skinny side so all of the dresses I tried on were huge.
     
  7. Reminds me of what Miranda on Sex and the City told her SA when shopping for a wedding dress: "Nothing white. I have a baby, so the jig is up."