Fashion designers for weddings dresses have often been hard pressed to keep up with new trends. At one time it was considered gauche for a woman to wear a dress that was not full length, but that has changed for modern brides. Dress length, color and styles have been updated for today's brides. Many brides have walked down the aisle with long trains behind them. Veils have come and gone throughout the years. White has been the favored color for many brides, especially in Western civilizations, but no longer. Colors, lengths and styles are now wider than ever for modern bridal parties.
Some couples wait until it is convenient to get married. They tend to live together for a while, purchase a home and have children first. After they are settled, they plan the wedding they can afford. If the bride happens to be pregnant during the ceremony, this has become accepted by modern society. Wedding dress designers now design maternity dresses for today's brides. These beautiful confections of satin and lace show off a woman's pregnancy rather than hide it.
For a number of years, bridesmaids were expected to drop out of a wedding party if they became pregnant. This was true even if they were already married. Modern women refuse to accept this age old restriction, and dress designers have kept up with their wishes. Bridesmaids' dresses have always been fashioned to accommodate a wide range of body types and sizes. They are now designed to be worn by women with advanced pregnancies. These dresses are created in fashionable styles that will let the pregnant bridesmaid feel as beautiful as any other bridesmaid.
Couples are now addressing their lives differently. There are still a few institutions that are not keeping up with these trends. Dress makers work to please their clients, and they continue to create designs that their clients will love. Being pregnant during a wedding is no longer considered a reason to skip being in a wedding party. All women are welcome and fashion designers have made pregnant brides and bridesmaids look their best no matter their due date.