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Pregnant and planning a wedding? You're not alone. Let us help you find maternity wedding dresses to show off or hide your bump!.

It has been recently estimated that up to 20 per cent of brides are expecting, pregnancy has never been bigger with expectant Mums showing off their new bump with pride.
When it comes to choosing a wedding dress, doing the big day with a bump isn't always what the Bride had planned. The social stigma may be all but gone, but pregnancy wedding dresses haven't quite penetrated the designer wedding arena. Although they may not overly advertise the fact, wedding dress suppliers do try to ensure that the pregnant bride won't miss out on the dress of her dream

Made-to-measure wedding dress designers will be only too happy to rise to the challenge of creating a dress to flatter an expectant bride.

What to wear

A pregnant bride has to take certain things into account. The big day is a long day and, you're bound to get tired more easily than usual. That means that comfort is very important when choosing your wedding attire. Don't try to force yourself into a corset or snug fitting shape- you'll faint. Be honest with the person who is providing the dress. If you're pregnant, tell them - even if you don't want anyone else to know.

The style of wedding dress you choose will need to accommodate your changing shape. Look for a dress supplier who will do alterations as close to the wedding as possible, and who's prepared to be flexible.

Designer Emma Hunt recommends "Try to find a designer who will make the dress individually and leave the alterations as late as possible," Changing bust size will affect pregnant brides-to-be, adds designer Elizabeth Mirella. She also underlines the importance for all women of wearing the same bra to fittings that they are going to wear on the big day.

Pregnancy Fashion Faux Pas

Of course style need not be sacrificed for the sake of comfort, but for most pregnant women clinched waists, very tight-fitting dresses and the currently fashionable tight, laced bodices will be out. Instead, why not show off your new curves with a focus on the shoulders and bust?

Empire line, princess line or a-line dresses are perfect styles for pregnant brides - the dress flares from under the bust, although the empire line has a straighter skirt. You could also add a chiffon overdress to complete the outfit.

Showing off your bump

If you want to show off your bump, it may be worth talking over a style with an individual designer. Stretchy, jersey-type material is already proving popular with some American brides and mums-to-be.

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