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    Default First wedding dress shop catering ONLY for pregnant brides opens

    There was a time when a bride would do her best to hide the fact of being pregnant when she married.



    But couture will always keep pace with social change.

    And with more conceptions now taking place outside marriage than within, it was only a matter of time before someone filled this particular gap in the market.
    Expectant Bride is a new service offering personal consultations to pregnant women planning to marry before the arrival. Scroll down for more...
    The dresses are longer at the front so that they don't ride up over the bump - and are pulled in at the back to give a flattering shape



    Its designers are trained to estimate how big a bride's bump will be by the big day, and design a dress accordingly.
    Gowns are made longer at the front so they do not rise up over an increasingly rounded stomach, and pulled in at the back to give a flattering shape.
    The sides are hemmed to allow for last-minute alterations should growth exceed forecasts.
    The shop, in Chiswick, West London, was set up by Tracey Wilkinson, 31, after she experienced difficulty herself finding a maternity dress for her wedding. Scroll down for more...
    Expert designers are able to predict how big a bump will be by the day of the wedding



    She has already helped more than 150 brides, most career women in their late 20s and early 30s, and some from as far away as Scotland and Wales.
    Some have become pregnant after setting a wedding date, while others have decided to get married quickly after discovering they are having a baby.
    The dresses are created by four designers and range in price from 175 to 1,200.
    Tracey Wilkinson, seven months pregnant on her own wedding day, started the service after finding it difficult to find a dress herself


    Mrs Wilkinson, a mother of two, said: "I got married when I was seven months pregnant and found it very difficult getting a maternity bridal dress to fit.
    "You can't just wear a largesized normal dress as you look like you're wearing a tent.
    "The dresses I sell look like a normal bridal gown but they are discreetly made to fit a bump.
    "The brides tend to come in about three months before the wedding.
    "You can never predict how much a woman will grow, but a general view is that their
    "Times have definitely changed and it is no longer frowned upon to get married while pregnant. The business is doing really well."
    Not everyone was as upbeat as Mrs Wilkinson, however.
    Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe said: "I think this shop is an extremely sad sign of the times."
    Hugh McKinney, of the National Family Campaign, said: "It demonstrates an increasing number of women are gettting pregnant outside of marriage. "But on the positive side, it also demonstrates that they still want to bring children up within the commitment of marriage."

    First wedding dress shop catering ONLY for pregnant brides opens | the Daily Mail

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    Maybe they can get Jamie Lynn for their ad campaign!
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    I'm sorry, but I think it's past the white wedding dress. I wore a regular maternity dress when I as 6 months pregnant and got married. What is it with the obsession with wearing a white dress when getting married? Most of us aren't virgins anymore so why pretend especially when you are waddling down the aisle.

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    ^^^I don't understand the obsession with white either. Then again, I don't understand the general obsession with weddings and ceremonies in general. Never got into the 'Princess For a Day' crap.

    Anyway, something about a pregnant bride with a big old belly just looks white trash or low class to me. It doesn't mean the bride is actually that way, of course, but it is the first image that comes to mind.

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    congratulation on coming baby

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    you are absolutely right first thing that comes in mind that it doesn't look good

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    What were the keywords you used to find this 12 year old thread? And then, did you google yourself again and replied to your own comment? So many questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natashafrahnnf View Post
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    Wow. Talk about thread necromancy!
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