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Silhouette

Choose the right silhouette to flaunt your bump. For pregnant brides who want to hide their growing tummy, an empire waist dress with a lace or tulle overlay is a smart choice. Not only will the empire waist highlight the smallest part of your torso, but the nature of the fabric will create a light illusion of the lace as a beautiful design, taking the focus off the lower portion of a bride's figure.

Fabric

The right fabric will flatter your bump. Maternity doesn't have to mean matronly. It requires wedding dress with the right fabric. Light satin, silk jersey, chiffon, netting and some laces will have elasticity to allow a bit of give and stretch to take shape of the silhouette.

Size up

Usually, it takes one to two months to get your wedding dress. Your belly will have grown by the time you wear the wedding gown. The general rule is to add an inch to each measurement for each remaining month of pregnancy from now until your wedding date. This way, you can gauge your body's changes closer to your big day and alter your dress accordingly.

Corset Back and Panels

Corset back with a large panel is cruicial for maternity wedding dress. Instead of zipper or buttons, choose a lace up corset back which allows adjustment. By letting out the corset, you'll get a little growing room as well as cinch in the smallest part of your waist. It's the best way to change the fit of the dress up until the very last minute. It is also a good idea to order some extra fabric. In case the final fitting day arrives and your dress is too tight. An experienced seamstress will do the magic.

Keep it simple

There's no need to go overboard with an intricate gown for pregnant brides. You need to remember that your bump should be thought of as an oversized accessory; don't try to compete with it.