In case you’ve been living under a rock, tennis champ Serena Williams has let slip she is having a baby this year via her Snapchat. According to some reports, she even won the Australian Open back in January while she was pregnant.
Keeping baby news on the down-low is not uncommon. Women are often advised to keep pregnancy details to just close family in the first trimester, and it’s not uncommon for a dress designer to adjust a gown to fit a growing bub in the lead up to a wedding.
So, if you’re a bride walking down the aisle with precious cargo under your dress, such as Serena Williams, here are some tricks to keeping comfortable and glamorous all at the same time.
Know Your Bump Size
It’s hard to predict exactly what changes your body will go through, but a general rule for a good fit around your belly is to add one inch to your measurements for each month of pregnancy. The more easy your wedding dress can be changed or adapted, the fewer problems you will have.
Pregnancy is an amazing time for a woman’s life, but it can effect more than just your waistline – be prepared to wear flats if your ankles swell and ditch those Louboutin’s. Putting on a different bra can accommodate your growing figure, and we suggest sewing the undergarment to your gown for the ultimate comfort.
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Change Up to the Style
You don’t have to think of your wedding dress as a maternity dress. The empire waist style is one of the perfect solutions for covering up a baby bump, and will accentuate your shoulders to get the best body silhouette.
A v-neck cut can help elongate your neckline, as well balance your almost-round figure. Opt for breathable fabrics to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day, and avoid stiff material with no stretch.
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