Shopping for a bridal dress when you’re expecting can be challenging. Luckily, we can help! Depending on how far along you’ll be, your body might be changing pretty drastically (and rapidly!) between picking out your dream gown and walking down the aisle. For this reason, pregnant brides are advised to stay away from dresses that require anything more than minor alterations. The best maternity bridal gowns can be fitted to your chest and height while leaving flexibility in the stomach area. This will not only save you expensive trips to alterations every few weeks, but also stress; planning your dream wedding is stressful enough as it is!
Empire waist ball gowns make perfect subtle maternity bridal gowns.
Although not as common as other waistlines, empire waist ball gowns are perfect for expecting brides who want to feel like a princess on their special day. The high waist and full skirt are practically made for brides with a baby bump! Whether you’re looking to play down your pregnancy or simply want a more traditional look, an empire waist ball gown is a both subtle and stylish choice for a maternity wedding dress. Shop our selection to find your perfect dress!>>
The baby doll silhouette is ideal for a maternity wedding dress.
If either you want to show off your bun in the oven or just prefer a more casual look, a baby doll silhouette is a convenient option for expecting brides. Also called an empire silhouette, this style sports an empire waist and a loose skirt that drapes elegantly from the waistline to the floor. These dresses have a classic, timeless feel and are particularly flattering on women with larger hips (or bellies!). Baby doll dresses as maternity bridal gowns are flexible, comfortable, and elegant.
Use bridal belts or sashes to customize a flexible sheath silhouette.
Occasionally you’ll run across a gown like the Venus style above that doesn’t really have a waistline. These styles are actually ideal for you if you’re expecting! If you have a maternity wedding dress without a defined waistline, or with an undecorated empire waist, you can use a wedding sash to add personality, color, or contour to your gown. Bridal belts accentuate your waist and help your dress appear fitted, no matter how much you’ve grown! Here at the Wedding Shoppe, we have many beautiful bridal belts and sashes for you to choose from to make your gown really sparkle. Make an appointment
with one of our personal shoppers to assist you as you navigate your options for maternity bridal gowns. We can’t wait to help you find exactly what you’ve been looking for!