Pregnant and gorgeous

Charlotte Church has decided she will not get married while still pregnant but talks to the professionals and finds out you can be pregnant and gorgeous on your wedding day.


-The best style.


“The best style to work with is empire line, cut just below the bust, as this allows for the skirt to flow out from under the bust,” explains Lorren Cunningham Kelly from Lorren Bridal in Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon, who is expecting a child herself.


“This style would often incorporate gathers or pleats to allow for more comfort with the bump. This style of dress could then be worn afterwards as the pleats or gathers can relax. It would also softly disguise the bump and may actually hide it up to around the 5-6 months mark.”


-The perfect gown.


“I think the perfect style for a pregnant bride would be an empire line, balconette style bust with a flowy gathered chiffon skirt. This makes the most of the bust drawing attention away from the bump. Some cap sleeves or balconette straps would look lovely and draw the eye upwards, while still allowing for good support for the bust- we pregnant women need our support!


“There is a lot of this kind of style coming in 2008- the bridal trends are heading towards a very theatrical/ costume drama silhouette (as in Pride and Prejudice themed) and there are many styles in the forthcoming Pronovias 2008 that would easily adapt to maternity wear.”




“The bust/sleeve area is also the best area to have intricate beading or detail. It’s best to keep the skirt quite plain and flowy.”


-Choosing the right colour.


“I personally would work with ivory, pale golds, blush pinks or silvers; depending on the bride’s skin tone. Whether a bride can wear pure white or not depends on skin tone, a lot of Irish skintones need a little touch of a fake tan.”


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