13 of the Best Maternity Dresses That Can Be Worn From Bump Until Baby
So, you’ve got a bun in the oven. First and foremost, congrats! Now, besides shopping for all of the overwhelmingly adorable baby clothes and furniture for your bundle of joy’s nursery, you are probably in the market for a new, maternity-appropriate wardrobe. And when it comes to pregnancy fashion, maternity dresses are a true game changer. Besides looking fabulous and having enough space to accommodate you and your new belly, maternity dresses keep you extra cozy throughout all the pregnancy-related discomfort. In short, stocking up on these bad boys is an absolute must.
And because you have more than enough on your plate as you prep for becoming a mom, we did the work for you and rounded up some of the best frocks on the market. Whether you’re searching for casual and flowy sundresses to keep things light and breezy, hoping for a chic mini that’s perf for date night, or in search of a floor length gown for your upcoming pregnancy photos, this list has it all. Here, 13 of the best—and most belly friendly—maternity dresses out there that are the perfect accessory for your luminous, pregnant glow.
1. Hatch The Carolina Dress
This classic silhouette is one of those pieces that pairs nicely with pretty much everything in your closet. Coming in three pretty hues and made with 100 percent cotton, this little number is breathable and ridiculously comfy to wear without sacrificing the style factor. Equipped with a belted waist, it’s easily adjustable and works wonderfully with all body types. And, most conveniently of all, this design is nursing friendly, too.
2. ASOS Design Maternity Flocked Dot Midi Dress
Best for Girl’s Night
Just because you’re preggo, doesn’t mean you need to stick with basic pieces. This polka dot midi is fashion forward, letting your inner fashionista shine through, accompanying the pregnant glow. And, it’s breathable, forgiving fabric stretches along with your belly, with a design made to be worn from bump to baby.
3. KIM S Women's Maternity Casual Dress
Pair this simplistic yet stylish option with your fave pair of sneakers and jean jacket for a no-fuss fit that still makes you look put together. Its lightweight material won’t make you feel constricted and the classic tank design works wonderfully for an array of occasions—from baby showers to running errands or to dinner dates with the girls.
4. ASOS Design Maternity Smock Dress
Best for Warm Weather
Prevent overheating with this flowy frock that will keep you cooler no matter how high temps rise. The neutral shade is going to match whatever else you feel like wearing that day and, best of all, the design can be worn postpartum. Hoorah for savvy shopping!
5. Hatch The Belen Sweater Dress
Best for Cool Weather
Make sure you stay warm against cold weather’s chill with this dreamy blue knit. A wear-anywhere knit dress that'll get you out of the house in five seconds flat. In a merino cashmere blend with a mock turtleneck, feminine drop shoulder and plenty of draping around the sleeve, Belen's a stylish maternity dress that'll have you and your bump covered from week one to 40.
6. TFNC Maternity Wrap Midi Dress
Best Wedding Guest
Do you have a friend’s wedding coming up? Or maybe an event that calls for semi-formal attire? Picking a dress that airs on the fancy side can seem overwhelming when you’ve got an ever growing belly in the way. But never fear. This silky wrap midi is not only chic, the adjustable waist allows you as much wiggle room as you need.
7. Mama Rib Knit Dress
Meet your new favorite piece of loungewear. This ribbed knit offers a straight skirt for a loose fit that gives you and your bump plenty of room. Pair this ultra cozy piece with your comfiest pair of slides on days when your feet are feeling extra swollen, or don a pair of chunky dad sneakers for a cool, elevated look.
8. Nom Maternity Ana Maternity/Nursing Sundress
Pretty for Date Night
We cannot get over how adorable this print is. Pretty sketched flowers are peppered all over this bump-flattering sundress. The sweet black straps are adjustable (making the chest extra friendly to your already sensitive boobs) and this design is equipped with a nursing-friendly that gives you easy access for feeding your little one on the go.
9. Mother Bee Maternity Ruched Maternity Dress
Featuring a ruched empire waist and crafted from soft and stretchy material, this maxi number is the perfect seasonal dress for autumn and fall. We especially love the crossover neckline, which makes it super easy to nurse on the go. Plus, it’s available in tons of different color options—from a cobalt blue to a vibrant floral print—so you’re for sure going to find one that matches your style.
10. Ecavus Women's Off Shoulder Maternity Dress Slim Cross-Front V Neck Long Sleeve Gowns for Photoshoot
An excellent pick for any upcoming formal events on your sched, this off the shoulder number is equal parts elegant and comfortable. Made with super stretchy fabric that will be kind to your growing tummy, it comes in three different color options and looks just as chic with some pretty pumps as it does a strappy pair of sandals.
11. MUSIDORA Maternity Bodycon Dress
Breathable, soft, stretchy and so comfy, this floral pick is a stylish choice for casual parties and family get-togethers. Crafted with elastic side ruching, this flattering style hugs your body and will accommodate your growing belly at every stage of pregnancy. And its simple design can easily be dressed up (or down) depending on whatever event you have planned. It also gets bonus points for being made with breezy, breathable material.
12. MYZEROING Floral Lace Pregnancy Gown
Best for Photoshoots
Like every mom-to-be, you most likely have a pregnancy photoshoot coming up. And if you’re in search of the perfect dress to debut, this stylish lace maternity gown most definitely fits the bill. The off-the-shoulder sleeves combined with the sweet lace detailing gives off the most whimsical, fairy tale-esque vibe, and the full length train adds a wonderful romantic touch.
13. Ekouaer Women's Maternity Dress Nursing Nightgown
When it comes to versatility, this flowy pick delivers. Dubbed as a three in one dress, this little number works as a casual daytime frock during your pregnancy, functions as a snuggly nightgown, and can also be worn postpartum. (Peep the specially designed neckline that makes nursing a breeze.) The spandex-like material is both stretchy and breathable and it comes in an array of colors, so you’re bound to find one—or two—you absolutely love.