If you're pregnant and want to serve as a bridesmaid, you’ll need to plan ahead. The last thing you want is to find out that your dress doesn’t fit- or worse yet, make you feel uncomfortable- on the big day. It can be hard for any bride (and wedding planner) to know what will work best for her bridesmaid's changing bodies, so we’ve compiled all of our best tips here!

Can You Be A Bridesmaid If You Are Pregnant?

You can be a bridesmaid if you’re pregnant. Yes, it's true! There is no reason why you cannot attend the wedding of your best friend and act as one of her bridesmaids. While some people may think that being in a wedding while pregnant is not the best idea, they are wrong. In fact, there are many benefits to being a pregnant bridesmaid:

  • You have an excuse to gain some weight without feeling guilty. You can choose a dress size that accommodates to your body.  
  • You can eat whatever you want (you don't have to worry about fitting into your dress as it will be of the size you need)
  • Everyone will see you as a beautiful, sweet bridesmaid (because that’s what people feel about pregnant women)

Tips for Buying a Bridesmaid Dress When Pregnant

Being a pregnant, accepting the bridesmaid role is one of the best things you can do for your friend, and it doesn’t have to be an ordeal. In fact, if you’re feeling up for it, being a bridesmaid while pregnant can be an amazing experience that will encourage you to feel confident about your body and yourself. These are some tips that will help:

  • Talk to the bride and bridesmaids first, whether you’re the first bridesmaid or the last, it is important to talk with the bride about your dress. The best way to do this is by asking her if she would like you in a dress or a pantsuit. If you’re comfortable in a dress, then ask if she would prefer that your outfit be more casual.
  • Choose your dress wisely, many dresses are designed so they can be worn by women regardless of their size and shape (for example strapless dresses with big floor-length skirts). If there are specific styles that won’t work on you because of your current condition (like too tight around the waist) then choose something else that won't pose any problems when wearing it during pregnancy.
  • If there is another girl who has already been selected as a bridesmaid and feels uncomfortable with wearing a formal gown because of her size or personal style, then ask the bride if she thinks it would be okay for this person to wear something different. Also, discuss any other concerns regarding outfits before making decisions on what looks best on each person’s body type.
  • Bring a friend for support, whether you have a friend who has been through this before or a friend who is expecting, ask her to help you pick out your perfect bridesmaids dress. Having someone there to support you and help with the dress selection process will make it much easier. You can also ask her for advice on hair and makeup!
  • Stay within the theme; this means no formal dresses, otherwise stated by the bride herself through communication channels, especially if other women in the wedding will also wear formal gowns like ball gowns or cocktail dresses which may clash with the style chosen by the bride herself. Ask for the bride’s opinion first before buying an expensive dress, just because it’s beautiful according to eyesight alone without considering other factors such as the theme itself, etc.
  • Make sure everything fits into place perfectly before any purchasing decision process begins, so avoid unnecessary stress later down the road when making last minute changes becomes difficult due to lack materials available at an affordable price point.

The Best Bridesmaid Dress Styles For Pregnant Bridesmaids

When a bridesmaid is pregnant, it can be hard to find a dress that will fit her, make her look good, and feel confident at the same time. As a pregnant bridesmaid, you’ll want to look for dresses that are forgiving and easy to wear. You want your bridesmaid dress to feel comfortable and secure, not show off any lumps and bumps. Here are some great styles for pregnant bridesmaids to choose from.

Strapless or off-the-shoulder dresses are very useful as they can be worn again after the wedding day. The off-the-shoulder dress is a great choice for pregnant bridesmaids. It’s flattering to the body, comfortable, easy to wear and to dance in. The best part is that you can either go casual or dress it up with accessories! This dress looks great on most body types and skin tones. The best thing about this dress style dress is that it can be worn with or without a belt. If you want to accentuate your waist, then wear one; if not, then there’s no need to worry about it. The only downside to the dress is that it can be a bit tricky to accessorize. If you want to wear something off your shoulder, then you should opt for something small and simple like a necklace or bracelet.

Maxi dresses are also a good choice as they are not skin-tight and thus do not have to be worn by women who are used to being dressed in more conservative attire. They flatter every body type, including pregnant women. They’re easy your natural shape and they come in many different styles (for example, spaghetti straps or one shoulder) which allows women of all shapes and sizes to feel confident and beautiful.

After reading all these styles and tips, we hope that this guide has helped you to understand the basics of being a pregnant bridesmaid. You may be nervous about how it will go, but I can assure you from experience that it’s a great honor to be chosen as one and that your role will be important! Just remember: stay within the theme of the wedding, and choose a style of dress that fits comfortably for you now and later on in pregnancy (and maybe even afterward).