We’re going to be honest with you: Maternity dressing woman is hard. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be the most stylish wedding guest while you rock your baby bump! Dressing for a wedding while pregnant is all about finding a silhouette and fabric that can accommodate your changing figure.
The good news? You’ve got options. From affordable dresses you’ll wear once or twice and then donate to figure-flattering and stretchy styles that will take you from maternity to post-partum with ease, and even ready-to-wear styles that are a far cry from “maternity” wear, there’s something out there for every expectant wedding guest. So figure out the dress code and get to shopping! (Not looking to buy? Check out Stitch Fix and Le Tote’s maternity rental collections. Their stylists will have your bump dressed to the nines!)
Flaunt it in Sequins
Got a bump? Flaunt it! The ombré sequins on this bodycon mini will highlight your belly, while the all-over sparkle is absolutely festive.
Little Mistress Maternity Allover Ombre Sequin Mini Bodycon Dress, $103.00, from ASOS
Stretchy Meets Sophisticated
Side ruching makes this jersey dress totally bump-friendly, while the cut-out on the shoulder makes it absolutely chic. The best part? It’s super stretchy, meaning you can wear it throughout your pregnancy—and then wear it again after your baby is born.
Brunswick Maternity Dress, $159.00, from Isabella Oliver
Duchess Kate Inspired
The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her feminine maternity style, so why not take a page out of her book (literally!) in a dress she’s worn herself? The high neckline is elegant and modest, while the flowing skirt will drape gracefully over your belly.
Seraphine Florrie Floral Print Maternity Dress, $159.00, from Seraphine
Keep it Flowy
There’s nothing like a shift-style dress to flow over a baby bump. This silky style will keep a pregnant woman cool and has hidden zippers to allow for easy post-partum nursing.
Loyal Hana 'January' Print Maternity/Nursing High/Low Dress, $125.00, from Nordstrom
Color Blocks for Days
Whether you’re partial to solids or love a good floral print, there’s a version of this dress for you. Soft jersey gets dressed up with a subtle sheen, while a gathered bodice accommodates a growing bust and makes for easy nursing.
Alessandra Maternity Dress, $155.00, from Tiffany Rose
An Empire Waist Give Some Room
Of course, maternity isn’t your only option! Look for an empire waist and a flowing skirt, like this wrap style, and size up to give yourself some room.
Aidan Aidan Velvet Wrap Dress, $245.00, from Bloomingdales
No Shapewear Needed
Find comfort in a roomy, free-flowing style that won’t pinch or squeeze. This calf-length tunic is all party—and your shapewear isn’t invited.
Corey Lynn Calter Sequined Racerback Dress, $184.00, from Anthropologie