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Need dress ideas for 2-3 weeks postpartum Mama VC 18 kids; Tillson, New York 928 posts
30th Nov '12

OK, so I'm thinking WAY ahead here, and I know some ladies will say I am insane for doing what I am planning to do, but here is the issue:



I will (most likely) be attending my little sister's wedding just a few week after having baby number 2 in June. My firstborn will probably be staying in NY with my MIL and my husband, the newborn and I will be driving to PA for the ceremony/reception and one night in a hotel. I am going to have the little one in a sling the whole time, and I barely know anyone who will be in attendance, so I am not concerned about people wanting to touch/hold the baby (i.e. spreading germs).



My only questions is WTF DO I WEAR?? I know I am going to still look 5ish months pregnant and be all floppy, so I need to find something flattering, plus I will likely tear again and get stitched, so I will want to be as comfortable as possible. But I do want to wear something appropriate for a very dressy church/catering hall Summer wedding. Ahh! Need ideas. Please help. If you have any pictures of you or someone else in a nice dress shortly after giving birth, please share!! TIA :)

lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 2785 posts
30th Nov '12

Something with an empire waist?

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
30th Nov '12

Empire waist and spanx underneath and breast pads galore.

Martha Marshall 1 child; Whittier, California 1035 posts
30th Nov '12

Something with an empire waist or a wrap dress?

Noah and Baby J's mommy 2 kids; Oregon 3450 posts
30th Nov '12

I took DS to the coast as a 3 day old.. I wore my "larger" pre pregnancy pants and my maternity tops. Kept him in a front pack, and my spanxs

Mama VC 18 kids; Tillson, New York 928 posts
30th Nov '12

Most of what I own is already empire waist, so that where I was leaning, but I was afraid it would just accentuate the "extra baggage" and make be look even more pregnant. What about something a little more structured but with some kind of detailing about the middle and bottom. Plus I think something that shows off the girls (without being slutty) will distract from the belly...

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
30th Nov '12

How formal is the wedding?

McLovin' 2 kids; Florida 20504 posts
30th Nov '12

I second the spanx suggestion! Also, if you plan on breastfeeding, find yourself a GOOD supportive nursing bra that would look find underneath a dress.

Zander and Luke's mommy 2 kids; Ankeny, Iowa 2387 posts
30th Nov '12

breast feeding or not, dont forget to wear nursing pads, even if you don't breast feed your milk will come and go at random times for a month or so. i learned the hard way =/

Mama VC 18 kids; Tillson, New York 928 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting McLovin':" I second the spanx suggestion! Also, if you plan on breastfeeding, find yourself a GOOD supportive nursing bra that would look find underneath a dress."


Thank you for this suggestion! I only have more relaxed and super-cheap bras from last time breastfeeding.

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
30th Nov '12

What about theses



http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/sleeveless-formal-dress/prod.jump?ppId=pp5001930229&Nao=96&pN=5&searchTerm=long+dresses&dimCombo=null&dimComboVal=null&catId=SearchResults



http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/modern-bride/mother-of-bride-dresses/lilianna-beaded-dress/prod.jump?ppId=pp5001720135&searchTerm=long+dresses&dimCombo=null&dimComboVal=null&catId=SearchResults



http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/american-living-one-shoulder-dress/prod.jump?ppId=pp5001360020&searchTerm=long+dresses&dimCombo=null&dimComboVal=null&catId=SearchResults



with spanx under neath ?

Mama VC 18 kids; Tillson, New York 928 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting misanthrope:" How formal is the wedding?"


Quite formal. Tuxes for all the guys in the wedding, very glamorous decor, and my mom and stepdad (who we will be with the whole time) are both dressing very fancy. These are the two dresses I am currently eyeing...



http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/occasion-by-me-dress-in-violet
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/reception-to-the-rule-dress

Mama VC 18 kids; Tillson, New York 928 posts
30th Nov '12

I should add though, I am not likely to wear a long dress or ball grown, because a) I don't like them and never do, and b) the bridesmaids are in knee-length dresses, so I think it's acceptable :)

McLovin' 2 kids; Florida 20504 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Mama VC:" Thank you for this suggestion! I only have more relaxed and super-cheap bras from last time breastfeeding. "


YW! I am nursing right now (I'm also about 4 weeks PP too) and I love this bra:
http://www.motherhood.com/Product.asp?Product_Id=972550361&MasterCategory_Id=MC29
It's supportive and it's very pretty.

lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 2785 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama VC:</b>" Quite formal. Tuxes for all the guys in the wedding, very glamorous decor, and my mom and stepdad (who ... [snip!] ... http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/reception-to-the-rule-dress"</blockquote>




I love the scond one!