The 22 Best Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses To Show Off Your Bump in Style

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Finding the perfect wedding guest dress can already be quite the mission. Finding a dress that suits your style, comfort and price range while pregnant? It's definitely a challenge, but not impossible. We're committed to helping you find a dress you won't want to rip off the moment you get home from the party, and maybe even one you can keep in rotation long after your pregnancy. There are great brands that specifically cater to maternity clothing, including Hatch Collection and Seraphine, but there are also plenty of promising options from non-maternity-centered brands, from Quince to Reformation. Pro tip? Focus on finding flexible silhouettes, sizing up and finding fabrics that have lots of stretch. Whether you're looking for smocked, bodycon or A-line frocks, we've got you covered for every dress code and stage of your growing bump.

The Best Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses at a Glance


Best Overall Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Tiffany Rose Francesca Maternity Gown

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Best Long-Sleeve Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Blencot Floral Evening Dress

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Best Ruffled Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Zesica Halter Midi Dress

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Best Silk Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Quince Silk Maternity Dress

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Best Black-Tie Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Seraphine Sparkle Maternity Maxi Dress

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Meet the Experts:

  • Jill Di Donato is the associate commerce editorial director at Brides and has over 15 years of experience in fashion and beauty editorial. Before joining Brides, Jill worked as an editor and writer at Huff Post and Modern Luxury. You can find some of her other work in the The Los Angeles Times, Vice, Refinery 29, Nylon, Salon and elsewhere. In addition, she has over 10 years of experience teaching media communications at Barnard College and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • Dana Dickey is a senior editor at PureWow. Throughout her career in digital media she has found and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space. You can also find some of her work in Condé Nast TravelerVogue and The New York Times.

What Should a Pregnant Woman Wear to a Wedding? 

"Invest in a quality fabric like silk or satin that will feel amazing against your skin, be incredibly comfortable and give the look polish...I felt so much more glamorous in my pregnancy style when I dressed in clingy silhouettes that hugged my curves. Empire waist cuts and baggy A-lines might work well for others," shares Di Donato.

Dickey says, "If you're preggers and attending a wedding, you're going to get a lot of attention for your bump! So, lots of chatting about and staring at said bump. Therefore, it's best to make sure you are super-duper comfortable in your outfit, and by all means this is permission to wear low-heeled or flat shoes. Now, then—as for the dress itself, wear a simple design, such as a tank dress or some other minimalist design that's got some extra room in the middle. I'd stay away from small prints, cut-outs, fringe, embroidery or anything else that's too busy, and wear a jersey that's got a bit of shirring around your baby bump. Alternatively, if you want less body-con, more tent action, I'd suggest an empire waist. [Bridgerton-style dresses] accentuate the bosom and gracefully de-emphasize belly, butt and everything else at your rib cage and below."

Where to Buy Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses

According to our experts, places like Club L London and Hatch Collection are great options to get wedding guest dresses during your pregnancy. "Depending on how you're carrying your pregnancy, you can [also] find slip and spaghetti strap dresses from brands like Reformation and Lulus...that will totally work for maternity without actually being maternity dresses," says Di Donato. "Hatch Collection does a slip maternity wedding guest dress that has a little bit of a deeper belly, silhouette-wise if you are looking for an actual maternity wedding guest dress, but it's the same idea."

Dickey weighs in, "I really like the wide selection of maternity wedding guest dresses at Club L London, especially this large-print floral maxi dress ($130). Also, Bumpsuit makes the prettiest minimalist dresses, such as this lovely long tank dress that comes in multiple colors. Dressed up a bit with a jeweled hair comb and some statement jewelry and a small wrap, I'd love seeing this at a more beach or destination wedding."

How We Chose the Best Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses

We took the advice of our experts and paired it with our research on which fabrics are best to wear during pregnancy (cotton, viscose and rayon are wonderful options, for example) in order to start our search for the best maternity wedding guest dresses. We looked for looser fits and materials with a decent amount of stretch (for obvious reasons). Finally, we read through dozens of reviews and considered what other shoppers had to say about the most promising options and learn all the need-to-know details. Ahead are the our top picks for every style and trimester.

Best Overall Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

1. Tiffany Rose Francesca Maternity Gown

Tiffany Rose

  • Size Range: 2 to 16
  • Why We Love It: soft jersey fabric, surplice neck 
  • What We Don’t Love: might be too long for some
  • Material: acetate, viscose, elastane

We're loving the subtle shine and color of this soft jersey fabric gown. The surplice neckline provides ample room for larger busts (and makes nursing super easy after you're postpartum, while the empire-waist silhouette keeps things comfy in the bump area, so you can move and groove to your heart's content. If you ask us, it checks *all* the boxes.

Best Long-Sleeve Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

2. Blencot Floral Evening Dress


  • Size Range: S to XL
  • Why We Love It: pretty detailing, lightweight
  • What We Don’t Love: must be washed with cold water
  • Material: polyester

This floral number, complete with pretty ruffle detailing at the V-neck and waistband, has looser long sleeves so your arms won't feel constricted. The flowy silhouette, paired with the higher cut waist, is bound to be comfortable enough for your growing bump, no matter which trimester you're in.

Best Ruffled Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

3. Zesica Halter Midi Dress


  • Size range: S to XL
  • Why We Love It: lightweight, fully lined
  • What We Don’t Love: low armholes, non-stretch
  • Material: polyester

We love how large and airy the layered ruffles are on this tiered midi, giving it plenty of twirl-worthy movement. It's also fully lined, so no need to worry about accidentally showing off anything that you may want to keep to yourself. An added bonus? There's an adjustable halter tie, so you can ensure the perfect fit around the neck.

Best Silk Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

4. Quince Silk Maternity Dress


  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Why We Love It: lightweight, machine-washable silk
  • What We Don’t Love: may run large
  • Material: silk

You always deserve to be wrapped up in luxury, but even more so when you're pregnant. So spoil yourself by snagging this 100 percent mulberry silk frock from Quince. Not only is it machine-washable, but at just under $100, it also won't break the bank. The relaxed, drapey silhouette features wide sleeves and front split, along with a removable belt tie for when you want that extra cinch.

Best Black-Tie Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

5. Seraphine Sparkle Maternity Maxi Dress


  • Size Range: 2 to 16
  • Why We Love It: all-over sequins, stretchy
  • What We Don’t Love: must be hand-washed
  • Material: polyester, viscose, elastane

Throw some sparkle on that pregnancy glow with this stretchy sequin number, ideal for those extra-fancy, black-tie affairs. Its fully lined in viscose, so it's great for those with sensitive skin during their pregnancy. Plus, the bump-hugging cut and knot front neckline show off your shape in the best way. Something to keep in mind, however, is this piece can only be hand-washed.

Best Off-the-Shoulder Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

6. Berrygo Ruffle Maxi Dress


  • Size Range: S to XL
  • Why We Love It: stretchy waist, elastic off-the-shoulder detailing
  • What We Don’t Love: armholes might be too small
  • Material: polyester

Off-the-shoulder doesn't have to be off-limits just because you've got a bun in the oven. This dainty floral-print number is not only ultra stretchy at the waist thanks to an elongated smocked bodice (so it accommodates you in any trimester), but the ruffled top itself is made with an elastic band for extra stretch. The flowy polyester fabric and short sleeves will also ensure cool comfort in the warmer months.

Best One-Size Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

7. Hatch Collection Riviera Dress

Hatch Collection

  • Size Range: one size (with petite option)
  • Why We Love It: perfect size for any bump, removable sash
  • What We Don’t Love: cannot put in dryer
  • Material: polyester

This dress is probably the closest you can get to wearing a nightgown in public while looking fabulous. The shiny polyester fabric feels like butter according to reviewers, and the cocoon-style draping is super flattering throughout the entirety of your pregnancy (and beyond!). "I think this dress is hugely versatile (with or without a bump!) and elegant," says one shopper. "I love the richness of the color and the way the fabric feels against my skin." Throw on the sash for a little more waist-cinching above the bump. And don't fear the one-size-fits-all label—reviewers confirm that it really *does* fit all body types, even as your bump grows.

Best Floral Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

8. Club L London Phantasy Dress

Club L London

  • Size Range: 4 to 12
  • Why We Love It: premium stretch jersey fabric, wide shoulder strap
  • What We Don’t Love: slit may be too high for some
  • Material: polyester, elastane

We're loving the scrunched side-tie accent and sexy slit of this floral-patterned frock, fashioned from stretchy polyester jersey. If you're not a fan of spaghetti straps or need extra support in the bust area, the thick shoulder straps make this a comfortable alternative. Don't overlook the flattering scoop back and and slightly flared fishtail skirt, two details that will make you *and* your baby-on-board the best dressed guests of the night.

Best Wrap-Style Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

9. Kindred Bravely Maxi Wrap Dress

Kindred Bravely

  • Size range: S to XL
  • Why We Love It: great for nursing, adjustable fit
  • What We Don’t Love: stains easily
  • Material: viscose, spandex

Wrap yourself in this breathable, super soft viscose maxi dress which boasts the ideal amount of stretch. The faux wrap design drapes over your growing bump for the most flattering fit while the lower-cut chest allows for easy nursing if you're postpartum. The pretty tie detail is the perfect touch for more dressed-up events.

Best Black Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

10. Reformation Galatia Dress


  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Why We Love It: adjustable straps, drapey fabric
  • What We Don’t Love: might be too long, depending on your height
  • Material: viscose

While it's not technically a maternity dress, this sleek black number is roomy enough for your bump, but chic enough to become a wardrobe staple even after you've given birth. It's fully lined with a silky viscose slip and features a funky sheer overlay that drapes at the shoulders to create an asymmetrical neckline. According to the brand, it's also super lightweight, so you'll stay cool and comfy.

Best Maternity Wedding Guest Dress for Summer

11. Zesica Ruffle Swing Dress


  • Size Range: S to XL
  • Why We Love It: smocked bodice, has pockets
  • What We Don’t Love: armholes might be too small
  • Material: rayon

If you love a good high-low moment like us, this stretchy off-the-shoulder number is for you. The tiered, asymmetrical hemline adds a fun bit of flounce while the smocked bodice allows for plenty of stretch. If you're attending a summer wedding, the rayon fabric is also an excellent choice to keep you cool on the hottest of days. Tons of reviewers rave about the fit and the fact that it even has pockets (!!).

Best Maternity Beach Wedding Guest Dress

12. Deep Self Split Dress

Deep Self

  • Size Range: S to XXL
  • Why We Love It: lightweight, adjustable shoulder ties
  • What We Don’t Love: may run large
  • Material: polyester

Heading to the beach for a destination celebration? This double-slit frock has a breezy, bohemian look that's both suited to the occasion and your bump situation. While the cut of this dress is what initially draws you in, we'll add that the flowy cold shoulders come with a tie string, so you can adjust them to your liking. Reviewers report the dress does run big, however, so be sure to take that into consideration.

Best Long Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

13. ASOS Bardot Maxi Dress


  • Size Range: 2-16
  • Why We Love It: machine washable, twist sleeves
  • What We Don’t Love: zipper closure might not be flexible enough
  • Material: polyester, elastane

Don this elegant off-the-shoulder dress to your next fancy affair, no matter which trimester you're in. The jersey fabric on this gorgeous number is made with elastane for extra stretch, while the darting detail beneath the bust creates the perfect shape for your bump. It's also on the longer side, so it's great for taller ladies.

Best Plus-Size Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

14. Birdy Grey Grace Convertible Dress

Birdy Grey

  • Size range: 2XS to 3X
  • Why We Love It: convertible straps, has pockets
  • What We Don’t Love: dry clean only
  • Material: polyester

Who doesn't love a good two-in-one deal? You can turn this strapless dress into a halter by wrapping the two streamers attached at the waist around your neck and choose between a slit and no-slit style. While this is noted as a first trimester dress, its perfectly floaty skirt leaves plenty of room for a larger bump, plus it comes in extended sizing. Did we mention it has pockets for your emotional support chapstick?

Best Smocked Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

15. Hatch Collection Celeste Dress


  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Why We Love It: midi length, pretty detailing
  • What We Don’t Love: cannot tumble-dry
  • Material: polyester

This is another wardrobe piece you can keep well into your nursing days and even after, given its pretty ruffled sleeves, versatile midi length and smocked back that's made to fit like a glove. "Loved this dress! Comfortable and flattering," says one buyer who gave it a 5-star review.

Best Fall Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

16. Hope & Ivy Maternity Wrap Dress

Hope & Ivy

  • Size range: 2 to 12
  • Why We Love It: wrap-tie front
  • What We Don’t Love: front split might be too high
  • Material: polyester

From its romantic, fall-ready florals to its frilly sleeves and sheer layering, this gorgeous dress has the makings of a closet staple. In case that hasn't won you over yet, it's also great for nursing postpartum thanks to its adjustable wrap-tie front. We personally love the split center hemline for showing off some leg, but it may be too high for some.

Best Ruched Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

17. Lulus Total Appeal Ruched Dress


  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Why We Love It: one-shoulder, ruching
  • What We Don’t Love: cannot put in dryer
  • Material: polyester, spandex

According to reviewers, this dress is perfection while pregnant, even though it's not technically maternity wear. The secret is in its stretchy, bodycon fabric and all-over ruching, which allows for extra give as your bump grows. "I am 25 weeks pregnant and wore this for a party. It fit perfectly and looked amazing in photos," raves one shopper. Needless to say, it gets bonus points for its trendy one-shoulder design.

Best Cocktail Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

18. Kimi and Kai Cold Shoulder Dress

Kimi and Kai

  • Size Range: XS to L
  • Why We Love It: hidden side-zip closure, lined
  • What We Don’t Love: cannot put in dryer
  • Material: polyester, spandex

The cap sleeves with cold-shoulder cutouts and square neck detailing make this fitted frock a classy pick for weddings with a cocktail dress code. The polyester fabric has the perfect amount of spandex stretch to allow you to show off your bump while staying comfortable.

Best Bodycon Maternity Dress for Wedding Guest

19. Club L London Alejandra Dress

Club L London

  • Size Range: 4 to 12
  • Why We Love It: premium stretch jersey
  • What We Don’t Love: zip neck closer might be too snug
  • Material: polyester, elastane

Want to show off your pregnancy curves in style? This super sleek bodycon maxi is your answer. Especially appropriate for a wedding in a cool climate or during the cooler months, this piece has a high neck and long sleeves for extra warmth and coverage. The subtle bump ruching, split hem and premium stretch jersey also make it as comfortable as it is chic.

Best Maternity Wedding Guest Slip Dress

20. Hatch Collection The Easy Slip Dress

The Hatch Collection

  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Why We Love It: adjustable straps, cowl neckline
  • What We Don’t Love: cannot put in dryer
  • Material: polyester

Channel the '90s with this minimalist number at your next day-to-night wedding event. The last thing you want when you're growing a human inside you is a dress that's a hassle to put on. You get what you see with this beauty: an easy-on, no-frills slip dress that'll have you feeling free and cool. The adjustable straps and swingy bottom are just the cherries on top.

Best Tulle Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

21. Ever-Pretty Tulle Maxi Dress


  • Size Range: 0 to 16
  • Why We Love It: customized size service, adjustable straps
  • What We Don’t Love: hand wash only
  • Material: polyester

The subtle sequins and layers of tulle will have you feeling like a princess in this A-line gown, complete with adjustable spaghetti straps. But perhaps the best part of this number is that you can order a totally customized size, ensuring the perfect fit for your friend's big day.

Best Lightweight Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

22. Bumpsuit Cloud Dress


  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Why We Love It:  four-way stretch fabric, lightweight
  • What We Don’t Love: might be too long on some
  • Material: polyester, spandex

Reviewers, both pregnant and non-pregnant, rave about the softness and fit of this number. With its four-way stretch and minimalist look, it's basically the maternity-friendly version of the viral Skims lounge dress. As advised by our expert Dana Dickey, simply dress it up with some accessories and you'll secretly be the most comfy person at the party.

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