Whether you’re hosting your sister’s baby shower or are celebrating a friend who’s a mom-to-be, you want to look cute to toast the baby on the way. Figuring out what to wear to a baby shower is a lot easier once you browse these eight chic ideas, from an all-blue ensemble to an easy wrap dress.
What to Wear to a Baby Shower to Help You Celebrate the New Bébé in Style
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1. wear All (baby) Blue Everything
Whether it’s in dress, skirt or crop top form, baby blue—especially baby blue gingham—has our heart. The pattern is flattering, and the pastel colorway is ideal for a spring fête. (Note: The baby whose arrival you’re celebrating obviously doesn’t have to be a boy for you to rock this look.)
Shop Similar Styles: Petal & Pup Bradley Dress ($76); Old Navy Seersucker Swing Top ($35; $22)
2. layer An Oversize Blazer Atop A Slip Dress
The ‘90s slip dress trend isn’t going anywhere, but it can feel a little fancy for a daytime affair. Toss an oversize blazer on with your slinky slip and it will keep the vibe from feeling too ‘I’m going to a cocktail party after this.’
Shop Similar Styles: Jenni Kayne Leopard Slip Dress ($245); ASTR The Label Boyfriend Oversized Blazer ($148)
3. dress Down A Puff-sleeve Dresses With Sneakers
There’s something so darling about a puff-sleeve mini dress—particularly if it’s in a bold floral print. While a block-heel sandal would look great too, we’re partial to the cute white sneaker, which is more unexpected and fashion-forward.
Shop Similar Styles: BCBGeneration Square Neck Smocked Dress ($108); Puma Mayze Sneakers ($90)
4. try A High Neck Babydoll Dress
We love this dress style for so many reasons: It’s very flattering on your shoulders, it’s great for showing off a fabulous pair of statement earrings and it couldn’t be more comfortable (especially on warmer days). A pair of wedges and a structured top-handle bag are great choices to complete the vibe.
Shop Similar Styles: Lulus Get a Bloom Halter Satin Mini Dress ($52); Raye Naya Wedge ($178); Nasty Gal Faux Leather Shoulder Bag ($44; $22)
5. Break Out Your Favorite White Pants
Is it just us, or is one of the best parts of spring and summer the return of white- and cream-colored pants? The beauty of white pants is that you can dress them up—with a feminine blouse and block-heel sandals—or down—with a light sweater and loafers—depending on what kind of shower you’re attending.
Shop Similar Styles: Everlane The ‘90s Cheeky Jean ($108); Dolce Vita Paily Raffia Heel ($125)
6. tuck A Light Knit Into An A-line Midi
Celebrate the mama-to-be in a beautiful midi skirt paired with a light sweater (before it gets too warm to do so, of course). This chic ensemble look will look best with a pair of heels—preferably in a shade that matches your skin tone—to add some length to your legs.
Shop Similar Styles: J.Crew No. 3 Pencil Skirt ($80); J.Crew Cropped Cashmere Crewneck Sweater ($110); UGG April Sandals ($130)
7. tie On A Foolproof Wrap Dress
Fact: Wrap dresses will never be out of style. They’re easy to wear, flattering and oh so versatile. To celebrate your niece or nephew to be, cinch your waist with your favorite wrap and slip into a pair of simple wedges to add some height without sacrificing comfort.
Shop Similar Styles: ASOS Design Cowl Neck Wrap Dress ($66); ASOS Design Taro Cross Strap Wedges ($20)
8. try Out The Mini Skirt Trend
We love mini skirts, and paired with the right jacket, they don’t have to feel like you’re going to the club. The key is to stick to a boxier cut up top and finish off the looks with dainty accessories like pointy-toe pumps and a ladylike handbag.
Shop Similar Styles: Anthropologie Slim Front-Slit Micro Mini Skirt ($98); Anthroplogie Olivia Blazer ($168); ASOS Design Prize Tie Heels ($45; $38); Nasty Gal Faux Leather Croc Mini Crossbody ($28; $14)