Jump to content

Love this dress but it's maternity
Could it be modified


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

I found this dress online while looking for nursing dresses. It's a maternity dress (not nursing).

Do you think I could wear it anyway, it doesn't look as though it has too much belly material. Could it be easily modified by someone who does modifications (they go in an unpick things, modify and resew). I wouldn't plan on having it adjusted to be a breast feeding dress.

It is just such a nice dress and I have so much trouble finding dressy dresses that I like.

http://www.ripematernity.com/shop/product/...w-beaded-dress/

Thanks.

#2 PatG

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

It doesn't look like it would be terribly easy to alter - the spacing of the panels would probably end up all wrong.  It might sit ok on a non pregnant belly but you'd really want to try it on first.

#3 Broxie

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

Is the girl in the photo pregnant? She doesn't look it.
If they have a good returns policy I'd order it.

#4 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (Broxie @ 08/11/2012, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the girl in the photo pregnant? She doesn't look it.
If they have a good returns policy I'd order it.


yyes.gif

I sew, but I wouldn't try to alter something like that for the reasons given by PatG.

I hate it when they have photos like that, with the dress held on a silly angle so that you can't see how it sits.

It is a very pretty dress!

#5 Ally'smum

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

Everything I bought from Ripe when I was pregnant made me look bigger than what I was, so I think it will sit out over your stomach.

#6 Feral timtam

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

I think that dress would be an absolute nightmare to alter for breastfeeding, simply dealing with those beaded panels would make it troublesome.

For breastfeeding dresses I found it easier to go into real world stores and have a look to see what items of fashion selections could work for breastfeeding, it's pretty amazing just how many items from the regular fashion ranges work for breastfeeding without the need for any alterations.

#7 noi'mnot

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (loggedin @ 08/11/2012, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Everything I bought from Ripe when I was pregnant made me look bigger than what I was, so I think it will sit out over your stomach.


I agree with this. I tried wearing one of my Ripe dresses a couple of months after having my first, and I looked like I was very pregnant all over again. I also agree with PP's re altering, I just don't think that this one would work. I think you should try it on before buying it, to see if it works.

I agree it's a lovely dress, so I understand liking it! I'm not sure which aspect of the dress is your favourite - colour, beading, cut, etc, but you might find something that will work better. Some possible random alternatives:

http://www.birdsnest.com.au/brands/sass/21...in-preppy-dress

http://www.birdsnest.com.au/brands/sass/25...ly-beaded-dress

http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/woman/c...-Rib-Dress.html

http://www.witchery.com.au/her/dresses/bea...ess?color=IVORY

http://www.witchery.com.au/her/dresses/rac...ess?color=BLACK

http://www.ojay.com.au/jasmine-flapper-dress/

http://www.ojay.com.au/peony-rose-printed-dress/

Edited by noi'mnot, 08 November 2012 - 07:21 PM.


#8 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Thanks for the replies. I wasn't planning on altering for breastfeeding, just to suit a non pregnant belly. I could just buy it and return it if is doesn't look right, I'll just say it doesn't fit properly. I could just get credit and get some of their nursing tops.

Thanks for the alternate suggestions noi'mnot, I actually looked at the Sass prepy one at Myer the other day, it's cute but I don't think the style of the little collar will be in for too longhand at 39 I may be a bit old for that look.

I have a maternity dress that I really like and was my favourite when I was pregnant. I think that all I need to do to that is to raise the hem of the front part because it hangs lower than the back now that I don't have a belly to hold it out. The one in my link would be harder if not impossible. Why can't they just show her from different angles, I'm sure that actual pregnant women would like to know what it looks like too.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss, as it involves toilet talk. But it needs to be talked about.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.