Within a few weeks of committing to be a bridesmaid, I found out I would be 34 weeks pregnant at the wedding. Thankfully the bride had selected Azazie and was encouraging us to have a variety of styles. Maternity options are limited, but I was glad they existed, as I was able to confidently order without worrying too much about alterations. Overall the Gemma style was super comfortable. The back can be tightened or loosened to accommodate changing body shape - there is a modesty panel that expands across the back under the lacing. The only disappointment with this dress was that it was strapless - maybe it's just me, but at 34 weeks pregnant, I wasn't feeling that part of the design. A friend altered the dress to remove the drapey sleeves and convert them to straps - there was enough material to do this without needing to order extra fabric. On the plus side, because it's designed to be strapless, there is a good amount of support in the bodice to create a nice shape and structure. This was the only alteration I made to the dress, so I consider that a win!
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