Congrats!! We are here to help with some general information. We will say there is no general rule upfront to the sizing, it really varies from woman to woman. Most of the times we find woman are a few months into pregnancy at the time of ordering, so we say order a few sizes up to be on the safe side. If your going to be more then 6 months pregnant at the time of the wedding we say order a Maternity Style Dress in which we have. We always say wear what will compliment you personally then trying to worry about fitting into a style that cannot work for you. Most of our designers will have the same colors available in the Maternity and Material, the style just might not be the same. If you need more help, please contact us. Most designers require a bust measurement for a maternity style. It is always better to go a slightly bigger by several inches to allow for bust growth during your pregnancy as it is easier to fit down than to let out.
If you are planning on breastfeeding, you will need to allow for several inches in the bust area. If you are not planning on breastfeeding, yet feel you may or may not return to your standard dress size, every woman body's works differently after having a child. However, we recommend going up a couple of sizes to be on the safe side. Empire waist styles are a great option if you are planning to become pregnant or pregnant at the time of ordering, empire waist allows for more room in the stomach belly area.
Remember for a perfect fit, most dresses will need to be altered:
- The waist is generally easy to take in.
- Most dresses can be taken in 1-3 sizes & let out 1 size usually (depends on seam).
- Bust & waist are usually altered for best fit.
- Length is very important. It's very difficult to extend the length, unless there is extra fabric tacked down. If you are 5"7 & over, be sure to order extra length