Everyone thinks that pregnant women have a “glow” unlike any other time in their lives. What I have noticed as of late is more and more weddings with pregnant bridesmaids. Maybe this is because I am pregnant for the first time right now–but whatever the reason–I think pregnant bridesmaids are super cute! I am glad more brides are now including their pregnant sisters, cousins and friends in their weddings, rather than hiding them from their bridal party lineup.
I love Tia and Tamera Mowry (from Sister Sister) and love that Tamera had Tia as her very pregnant Maid of Honor at her wedding…so cute! :) (Sidenote: I also love the mismatched bouquets featured below!!!)
Being pregnant makes you feel totally uncomfortable, you lose whatever shape your body once had and your feet, tummy and boobs become much larger than you ever imagined they could be. I can only imagine how difficult finding a great bridesmaid’s dress for a pregnant woman is–as while pregnant, you continue to grow and change weekly.
Pregnant bridesmaids likely want straps to hold up their growing boobs, an empire waste to cover their tummy and a dress that is free of openings and low-dips (i.e. an open back or low-cut bodice). If you want your pregnant bridesmaid to blend in with your other bridesmaids, go with a dress that is the same color, fabric type and length as the other ladies but allow her to pick a cut/bodice that fits her best. They literally make maternity bridesmaids dresses these days. So she doesn’t have to look like she is wearing a tent, she can look stylish and chic like the rest of your bridal party.
Also consider a pregnant maid’s feet. They can grow a size or more and become wider in the course of a few months…allow her to pick a shoe that coordinates with the other gals without being too high or tight for her. Below, this bridesmaid got to wear some dressy sandals…I am sure she (and baby) appreciated that!
I also think that photographers need to think about how to best pose a pregnant bridesmaid to look her best as some angles make look unflattering while pregnant. Here are some great shots of pregnant bridesmaids…and their bumps!
And who can forget seeing an adorably pregnant Kourtney Kardashian at her sister Khloe’s wedding to Lamar Odom a couple years ago?
Are you going to feature a pregnant bridesmaid in your bridal party?