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    Default What to wear to wedding - 2nd trimester. Suggestions welcome!

    My sister gets married in 2 weeks....what to wear!?

    I've just gone 17 weeks. At this stage no noticeable "bump" but I am definitely thicker than normal through the waist and a bit bigger all over.

    Usually I'm a size 10-12, wider through the bottom half (although now I seem to have grown a bit of a bust to go with it! ). I am hoping I won't suddenly pop out in the next week - that makes picking an outfit difficult!

    I am going to go shopping next week. Does anyone have any suggestions of what they've worn at this "inbetween" sort of stage. Pictures are welcome too.

    Knowing my body type, I am thinking of a dress of some description, that is just below the knee (I still have nice calves at least!!) and perhaps has short sleeves? A maxi dress won't really suit me (I'm short and I think it'll make me look more frumpy at this stage).

    Ideas welcome!

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    I've got a wedding to go to in 2 weeks too I'll be 18 weeks then and am getting a slight bump now, I got this dress from myer last week, it's stretchy so will grow if I grow and the floral pattern distracts from the squishy bits that shouldn't be there (shoes are my problem now)

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    Sorry double post
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    Thanks Wheaty! I always forget about Myer...might have to go have a look & try a few things on.

    Went into a few more "formal" stores today but couldn't find anything I liked that wasn't black! I'd prefer a bit of colour/pattern.

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    I would recommend something in an elastane/viscose blend which is like a jersey cotton but stretchier. Depending on your preference you could get something with rouching over the stomach area which hides bumps and stuff.

    I've got a wedding in a couple of months and my preference is actually for plain black because it's slimming, then I'll dress it up with some gold accessories to give it some life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkor View Post
    Thanks Wheaty! I always forget about Myer...might have to go have a look & try a few things on.

    Went into a few more "formal" stores today but couldn't find anything I liked that wasn't black! I'd prefer a bit of colour/pattern.
    No worries I think they're having some sort of sale at the mo too, that dress was marked at $139 I think and I got it for just over $60, they've got some nice dresses in there too

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    I found I was able to fit into my normal dresses (of which I own very few, as I don't wear dresses much at all). I didn't worry about having a bit of a bump showing, which could have been interpreted as not a bump, as usually you know people at a wedding and they know you're pregnant anyway (or those that don't know you, work it out pretty quickly when you're not drinking).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tap View Post
    I found I was able to fit into my normal dresses (of which I own very few, as I don't wear dresses much at all). I didn't worry about having a bit of a bump showing, which could have been interpreted as not a bump, as usually you know people at a wedding and they know you're pregnant anyway (or those that don't know you, work it out pretty quickly when you're not drinking).
    I'm not so much worried about showing as everyone knows...just that those family photos with my sister will be hanging in my parent's house for years to come & I'd prefer to not look too "fat" (vanity, I know)

    As it is, I'm barely showing (just thicker through the waist) so should be able to get away with a dress that doesn't draw attention to that area. I usually have a tiny waist that I dress to my advantage...now I can't do that obviously. I'm usually flat chested, but have gone up a couple of cup sizes...so maybe I'll be able to wear dresses that usually sag in that area. ROFLMAO!

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    I went to a wedding when I was preggas and wore a maxi dress that fell straight to the floor, so no shape, and put a glitzy belt under my boobs so that it was at a tightness that was confortable.


 

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