It's wedding season and…you're pregnant! There is no occasion quite like a wedding for dressing up. Whether part of a bridal party or a wedding guest, this is an opportune time to bring your best foot forward. And now, with the broadening options of stylish maternity wear, you don’t have to sacrifice your style to accommodate (and embrace!) a beautiful bump. We're here to share the best places to shop for maternity bridesmaid dresses and wedding guest looks.
Which Types of Dresses are Best for Pregnant Bridesmaids?
Shopping online can be tricky enough as is. Add in the pressure of specific colors, styles, fabrics AND a sometimes rapidly changing figure…it can become overwhelming.
Jessica's Shopping Tips for Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses:
When shopping for maternity wedding dress wear, try to hone in on silhouettes with flexibility. We’re being literal and figurative here! Empire shapes, wrap dresses, and body-con styles accommodate a growing belly and bust. Plus, these silhouettes give some wiggle room (see what we did there?) in between your tailoring appointments and the big day. Ruching and draping can be flattering while fabrics like jersey, lace, and stretch crepe offer the most important factor – comfort.
If you opt for a dress with standard measurements, you may consider sizing up one or two sizes.
Where to Buy Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses and Wedding Guest Outfits Online
We’ve gathered this list with love and the hope of helping you find the best places to shop for maternity bridesmaid dresses and wedding guest looks. Maternity shopping just got a little less daunting and a lot more fun.
Show Me Your Mumu
A pioneer of the bohemian bride fashion space! Whimsical patterns and modern cutouts are all part of the parcel for Show Me Your Mumu. This shop is well-known and loved by a bridal party who seeks different styles in the same color. Plus, inclusivity is the name of the game with SMYM's extended sizing. Many of their staple styles are bump-friendly and make you feel like the belle of the ball – even if it’s not your party.
We love ASOS for its wide range of styles and maternity bridesmaid dresses and wedding guest looks is no exception. A trend chaser, bohemian, formal, retro, casual and destination wedding guest can all shop at the same online store. Pricing varies and offers plentiful options under $100. You’ll find a multitude of fabrics and pages upon pages available to browse. For sheer quantity alone, ASOS is one of our first recommendations.
A convertible dress has a time and a place and bridesmaids are certainly a fitting example. Not just for pregnant brides, the convertible dress will flatter any wedding guest or honored bridal party member. Many sellers offer shades in convertible style dresses in breathable fabrics that will accommodate an array of body types – those who love to show off shoulders, bump, decolletage or back will find a fit.
ASTR the Label
While not touted as ‘maternity wear’ ASTR the Label houses some seriously drool-worthy bump-friendly looks. You’ll find timeless florals, perfectly flattering smocked bodices, and curve-hugging midis that will take you from pregnancy and beyond. Most of these styles will suit a first or second-trimester bump and once again in postpartum. We love shopping for pieces that will offer more than one wear and take us through a couple of seasons, if possible!
Pink Blush is an entire store dedicated to maternity clothing. We’re not talking about just a maternity section. We’re shopping bridesmaids and wedding guest dresses by preferred shape, occasion, and color too! And, if that wasn’t enough, we will certainly be poking around the denim, matching sets, and swim sections as well. *Adds to cart.*
One of the treasured benefits of shopping online is a clearly organized store without rifling through displays. Birdy Grey delivers! Shop maternity bridesmaid dresses by style and then take your pick from beautiful jewel tones and neutrals alike. The Ryan Bridesmaid Dress is a favorite among many for its flattering cut, multiple color options and comfort.
Pretty Plum Sugar
The description is in the name – sweet like sugar. Flowy florals ooze femininity. Meanwhile, sweetheart necklines and ruffle sleeves offer that saccharine elegance synonymous with outdoor Spring weddings. Don’t stop at maternity bridesdresses. Be sure to browse their matching sleep sets and bridesmaid robes, too. We love a one-stop shop.
For a more luxurious shopping experience for maternity bridesmaid dresses or wedding guest outfits, look no further than Jenny Yoo. These sophisticated gowns fill the need for chic, dignified maternity wear. Think expertly cut satin and crepe styles in maxi or knee lengths that flatter without looking shapeless. Most styles are offered in an impressive 41 colors to choose from.
There may be no bridesmaid fabric as classic as satin. Find a collection of rich tones in striking styles that can accommodate a first or second-trimester bump most easily. We’re fans of the feminine ruffle bodice of the Luxe Bias Frill Wrap and the tulip hem of the Luxe Cocktail Frill. These ensembles are not technically listed as maternity bridesmaid dresses. However, these gowns are beautifully made and likely to flatter any pregnant wedding partygoer.
One of our favorite department stores absolutely delivers in the maternity department. Bridesmaids options are available but this should be high on your list more so for a wedding guest or wedding VIP dress. Their collection runs the gamut from more casual affairs to formal with price points to match. Nordstrom carries a decent-sized run of Tiffany Rose and Kimi and Kai as well as more boutique brands.
Shop Azazie for finance-friendly maternity bridesmaid dress options in a rainbow of colors. Their gowns have figure-flaunting styles, conservative cuts and styles in between. Most of the options clock in under $100. Sometimes looking great and spending a lot do not have to be mutually exclusive. Case in point by shopping Azazie!
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