Originally Posted by Harleth
My sister is actually getting married a month and a half before I am due and I am expected to walk downt he aisle at this very fancy, formal wedding. Anyone know where I can get a decent maternity evening gown for less than a fortune? The whole evening gown thing seems kind of ridiculous to me. I'm going to be in a giant fabric tent or something. yeeeesh.
My sister's getting married at the end of this month. I feel your pain (though I just re-read your post...thought you said "in a month and a half", not that it's happening a month and a half before you're due...but I still kinda feel your pain). Are you not restricted to a certain color or style? That'd be awesome (I'm stuck with floor-length and bright turquoise, if it makes you feel any better). I ended up getting mine at David's Bridal. Just basically found a couple that are a size bigger, with empire waists and tried them on until one felt right. David's Bridal also has "tummy pillows", if you need to get the gown now. And mine ended up being under $100, because it was on sale.
NOTE: I typically don't recommend David's for anything (bad, bad company), but they do manage to have a wide variety of dresses, so it's easier to find one that's preggo-friendly.
My last pregnancy, I had a formal ball that I went to, at 6 months pregnant. It was TOUGH to find a formal dress. I ended up finding a dress at one of those formal dress stores in the mall (the ones that have the "hot chica" clothes on one side of the store and the formal gowns on the other). It was empire, with light, pleated fabric for the skirt, so lots of give...looked very nice and didn't look like a fabric tent. I have pictures, if you want to see what worked for me. Granted, I'm not the smallest preggo chick, so everything I'm suggesting could possibly not work for you...