Life isn’t as simple as it once was. The definition of family is no longer a mommy and a daddy who are married and their 2.5 offspring. A family can be just a woman and a man, joined in matrimony or not, with kids or not. Or it can be a lot of other things, as well. Some people, nowadays, choose to have their babies before tying the knot. Or, as it has happened throughout time, a baby may start a-brewin’ before or after an engagement has been announced.
Luckily, in the present, getting knocked up before marriage won’t get you stoned outside the borders of the city – at least not in most cultures. And that’s good news for wedding dress designers and sellers because it means that there is a market for maternity wedding dresses! From what I can tell, maternity wedding dresses used to be rather blah affairs designed to hide a girl’s shame. Today, a bride-to-be with a bun in the oven has plenty of chic wedding gowns to choose from, like the one above from Tekay Designs.
Matrimonial mommas are also free to wear something a little sexier if they wish. There are plenty of strapless, backless, and off the shoulder maternity wedding dresses designed to flatter babes with a bump. Tiffany Rose Maternity‘s wedding selection is unfortunately small, but their gowns, like the one pictured below are quite sassy. And, if you’re willing to wear a color instead of white, your range of choices grows exponentially!
I’ll admit it. This is a topic I like. I showed up at the wedding of a friend who I hadn’t seen in a quite a while only to discover that she was quite pregnant. I was the maid of honor, so kept my exclamations of surprise to a cool minimum. She simply chose a wedding gown she liked and had a good tailor put an extra panel of fabric in. I plan on touching on this topic again really soon because there is plenty to say!