This beautiful lace dress has been altered by a Pronovias seamstress to a maternity dress. That being said, it has been altered in a way that it can be easily returned to its original shape (look at the catalog pictures). In order for that alteration to happen, I hired Pronovias's own seamstress in NYC and we ordered together exactly the same Italian handmade lace from Italy. I was very lucky... Needless to say, this could be a very special maternity wedding dress or you can simply remove the built-in "belly" part and return it to its original shape. The bump starts at 33" with the widest part at 40" The dress is in great shape. Please contact me for more information.