Any clue how much I can expect my body/bump to grow between 8w3d and 12w3d? I am small (5’4 115lbs) and so far have not gained any weight but my once mostly flat stomach is already not flat anymore and I have a tiny bump under my belly button. I need to figure out a dress for my work holiday party in 4 weeks. I don’t know if I will be able to wear my normal size if the dress has some room in the lower belly or if I will be bigger all over (even in the rib cage area) and will need a bigger size.

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Agree everyone is different. If it were me- and it was- I would have a few options and one of them should be stretchy. Unlikely you’ll need full on mat wear. But when your body is going through so much change you can’t plan for an outfit like you used to!

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I’ll also say that I’m now 37 weeks/9 months. And apart from a few mat leggings and dresses, I still wear stretchy things - mostly in my size!

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I’m 20 weeks and only gained a few pounds. Definitely have a little bump now but can’t hide it easily or accentuate it. I had virtually nothing until 14 to 15 weeks

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Can hide or accentuate**

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Every body is so different. I’ve heard that if it’s your first - you likely will take a little longer to show. For me, at 12 weeks, I was still wearing my normal clothes and sizes, but felt and looked a little bloated. I’d consider picking something with a more relaxed fit.

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Fit and flare dresses are perfect to obscure a small bump

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I had no bump until week 20 but I was bloated to the point at week 14 I was slightly uncomfortable in my normal pants. I felt no change in my body before week 13

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Yes, everyone is different. I'm close to 20 weeks. I can wear most of my normal work clothes (loose ones) still. But not those that is a little tighter. Some summer dresses don't fit anymore. I haven't gained much weight but my belly had grown so fast in the past 2 weeks. I don't know why lol but it's a good thing that the baby is growing 😊

My bump didn't really start showing until 16 weeks. Prior to that, I can see the difference but was easy to hide.

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I’m at 12.5 weeks in my first pregnancy and still easily closing pre pregnancy jeans. Have lost four pounds since the start of pregnancy. I’m not extremely skinny like you are though OP.

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I’m about the same size as you pre-pregnancy and by 12 weeks had only a little bit of a bloated stomach and bigger boobs. I had to go to an event that week as well and got a couple of dress options from Rent the Runway because I wasn’t ready to tell my team at work.

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Body con dress with lots of elasticity is the best bet. I was wearing such regular dresses towards the end of 2nd trimester. If you don’t want to show up the bump, fit and flare dress size up or wear a maternity shape wear on the day of event. Your belly is not that big at that time but it can be super sensitive at that time so shape-wear (one more layer) will help.

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