The 22 Best Maternity Guest Dresses for Every Style and Season

Comfortable, stylish AND bump friendly.

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Whether it’s your first baby on the way or you are expecting a third child, maternity style always manages to feel slightly complicated when it comes to formal events. Regardless of how cute a baby bump can look all dressed up, finding a fun frock that manages to toe the line between stylish and comfortable is not the easiest quest — but it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. 

If you’ve been invited to a friend or family’s nuptials and are (or plan to be) pregnant on the big day, the edit of maternity guest dresses below will check off one item on your pre-wedding to-do list. Continue ahead for gorgeous options in an array of colors featuring romantic detailing like delicate ruffles, voluminous puff sleeves, soft velvet textures, and oh so much more. And remember: if you find a dress that lends a flowing silhouette that can accommodate a bump, don’t worry if it’s not from a maternity brand. You make the rules! 

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Hatch The Fete Gown

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This stunning gown from Hatch is the kind of fluid dress that’ll make you feel like dancing.

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Susana Monaco Maternity Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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An off-the-shoulder little black dress with a front slit — you’ll feel stunning all night long.

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H&M Mama Patterned Dress

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When in doubt, a moody floral pattern always does the trick when attending a wedding.

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Ingrid & Isabel Velvet Short Sleeve Midi Dress

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If you’re attending a wedding during the colder months of the year, consider this flattering velvet frock. It’s simple yet refined.

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Seraphine Maternity Gown With Neckline Tie

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If you’re going to a more formal ceremony, this floor-length gown option is a no-brainer. Add in low-heel metallic sandals for a pop of texture.

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Frances Hart Double Layered Peplum Dress

Frances Hart Double Layered Peplum Dress

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A peplum silhouette looks especially charming with a baby bump, as illustrated by this powdery blue number.

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Loft Maternity Bouquet Smocked Swing Dress

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If you’re hunting for an easy, versatile dress this floral mini is a smart pick. It would go with just about any handbag and footwear pairing.

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Kim and Kai Abigail Off-the-Shoulder Maternity Dress

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This long black gown exudes elegance and ease. Wear with your hair pulled back into a low ponytail or swept to the side.

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Nom Maternity Victoria Maternity Dress

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The higher neckline on this floral dress translates that mood to autumn and winter with ease. Wear with chunky heels for a fun twist.

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Storq Maternity Maxi Dress

long sleeve maxi maternity dress

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Minimalist at heart? No problem. This pared-down black dress is ideal for a fuss-free wedding guest.

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Doen Isidore Dress

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In case you’re going for that whole free-spirited-outdoorsy-bohemian kind of vibe.

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ASOS Design Maternity Sweetheart Maxi Dress

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The mixed florals and cutout lend this maternity dress major wedding guest points. Wear it with mules for an extra-stylish finish.

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Christy Dawn Autumn Dress

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Fact: A wrap dress looks especially flattering when worn with a baby bump. We’ll take two.

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Pietro Brunelli Salisburgo Maternity Dress

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This mini dress still feels formal thanks to the statement sleeves and bump-hugging silhouette.

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ASOS DESIGN Maternity Pleated Maxi Dress

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Jewel tones like deep emerald green are perfect for a fall or winter wedding. Wear yours with gold accessories to complete the look.

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Club L London Maternity Ruffle Dress

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An elegant black-tie wedding calls for sophisticated styles and silhouettes. We love this sleek black maxi gown complete with a whimsical ruffle for any formal affair.

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Cult Gaia Theodora Gown

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There’s something so elegant about a Grecian-style dress. This option in a refreshing shade of mint feels right for any time of year.

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Merlette Astell Dress

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This NYC brand is all about free-flowing silhouettes, which makes it a perfect option for maternity wedding guest dresses. Just add your favorite footwear.

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Sea Tessa Ruffled Crinkled-Taffeta Maxi Dress

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We’re not sure what we love more about this pretty dress – the rich shade of green, the crinkled-taffeta fabric, or the dainty ruffles. It’s a winner.

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Isabella Oliver Brunswick Maternity Dress

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Cutouts are an easy way to take an evening dress up a notch, and the shoulder detailing on this cranberry cocktail dress elevate the entire aesthetic.

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Staud Amaretti Dress

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This bold gown isn’t maternity, but we have a sneaking suspicion it would look even better worn by someone with a bump. Accessorize with statement earrings to polish things off.

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New Look Maternity Belted Midi Dress

floral maternity dress

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Allover florals for a spring or summer wedding is always a fitting and romantic choice. This pretty frock features sightly puffed sleeves, a belted waist, and a high slit.

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