Depending on what style and color needed, there are a few options for customers who will be pregnant at the time of the wedding.
Our best option would be to order a standard size dress from our Maternity Styles, but we understand if that is not an option and instead, we can offer custom sizing (with a few adjustments) for select Bridesmaid Styles.
Regardless of the sizing option that is chosen, we recommend ordering these dresses no more than 14-16 weeks in advance.
Our Maternity Styles are designed to grow with a changing body and so have a lot of additional room built into the waist and belly areas.
To determine your best size, measure your bust, under bust, and hips and compare those to our maternity size chart, which can also be found on every dress's order page and below:
We understand that our Maternity Styles may not have the color or look that your bride has requested so if you do need a non-maternity bridesmaid dress, we recommend ordering it with custom sizing (ordering several sizes up is not advised).
Not every non-maternity style can be made to maternity measurements as it requires the dresses to be constructed in a particular way. Below is a list of dresses that can be made to maternity measurements:
Long Chiffon Styles
Shannon (for Canada, click here)
Kaitlynn (for Canada, click here)
Francesca (for Canada, click here)
Kendall (for Canada, click here)
Long Mesh Styles
Remi (for Canada, click here)
Oceana (for Canada, click here)
Short Chiffon Styles
Annabel (for Canada, click here)
With custom sizing, we cut the dress to the exact bust, waist, hips, height, and hollow to floor measurements provided at checkout. Because of this, the dresses will be nonreturnable, so you'll want to be sure to follow the below recommendations for deciding on your measurements:
Follow the instructions for measuring according to the guidelines on our size chart page. If you are already seeing growth in your bust, we recommend adding an inch or so to allow for additional growth.
Measure around the fullest part of your belly/baby bump and add 1 inch to the measurement for every 4 weeks leading up to your event. For example, if my belly measurement is 33 inches and my event is in 16 weeks, I'll add 4 inches to that measurement.
Follow the instructions for measuring according to the guidelines on our size chart page. No need to add anything extra to this measurement but you can always add an extra 0.5 inches to be safe.
- Height and Hollow to Floor:
Follow the instructions for measuring according to the guidelines on our size chart page. Do not add any additional inches. If you are concerned about the length or plan to wear heels, there will be an option at checkout for Extra Length (all additional length should be requested here).
The above guidelines are our best recommendation for this sizing option but there is no hard and fast way to know how much your body will change. You may grow more, or you may grow less, we can't be absolutely positive.
Please also keep in mind that these non-maternity styles were not designed with maternity in mind, so some additional adjustments may be needed for comfort. For example, you may feel more comfortable without the boning in the dress and this is something that can be adjusted by a local seamstress if needed.
If you get your dress and need adjustments made, we do offer some alteration reimbursements for custom sized dresses. This means we would help cover some of the costs for needed adjustments. You can learn more about that here.
Feel free to reach out to our amazing customer service team if you have any questions about maternity or if you need help with sizing.
If you will be postpartum at the time of your wedding, reach out to our customer service team with the following information and we'll do our best to recommend the best style/size for your unique situation:
- Event Date
- Due Date
- Style (if one has been decided on)
- Color Needed
- Length Needed