No, you’re not being vapid: It’s okay to want to look cute in a new baby shower dress. Whether it’s large or intimate, virtual or in-person, fancy or a backyard bash, your baby shower just might be one of the most special days of your pregnancy. Since it’s a day you’ll likely look back on years from now, you want to wear a great baby shower dress that makes you feel beautiful, swollen feet and all (although, we’ve got some great pregnancy shoe recs). Finding the perfect maternity dress that will fit your expanding belly is the goal, but it’s also nice to find one that can be worn during your postpartum days or even other days of your pregnancy. With a baby shower dress, comfort and versatility are key, so you also want to find something you can easily move around in that doesn’t feel restricting in any way.
There are so many gorgeous baby shower dresses out there, so what it really comes down to is you picking the one that’s right for you. Do want something casual that can be dressed up or down for the rest of your pregnancy? Do you want to go all out and get something super glamorous? Would you rather opt for a trendy piece that will make you look like the coolest mom on the block? Or, hey, maybe for you, it’s comfort and affordability over anything else—and there’s nothing wrong with that!
Below is a selection of baby shower dresses, and we can bet that at least one is going to fit with what you’re looking for.
Best Baby Shower Dresses
Classic, simple, and comfortable, this Mother Bee maternity dress comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns. The fabric is stretchy and lightweight, and ruched to look best with expanding bellies, and the 3/4 quarter sleeves make this appropriate for any weather. The wrap style top also makes this a great nursing dress to wear postpartum.
This dress is proof that style and comfort can coexist in a maternity dress. The pleated design makes this one stand out, while the midi style and long, loose sleeves make it appropriate for pretty much any time of year. The floral pattern is a nice touch, and the loose fitting skirt is sure to feel nice and lightweight.
If you’d prefer something more tight-fitting, this lace dress is a beautiful option. Super feminine and dainty, it features a classic neckline and A-line skirt. The lace is soft and stretchy rather than scratchy and tight, and the ribbon belt accentuates your belly in a nice way.
This lightweight spandex maxi dress features a fun and colorful snake print pattern that is a refreshing departure from the floral pieces out there. It’s also versatile: pair it with boots to keep it more casual or heels to make it more dressed up—it looks great either way.
For a more high-end option, there’s this lovely chiffon dress from Seraphine, which has a subtle dot pattern and comes in a soft gray-purple shade. The chiffon is light, and it has a flattering gathered neckline. The sash belt over the belly is optional, making this something you could wear postpartum as well.
The classic silhouette of this dress makes it a simple option that can easily be dressed up with accessories. It comes in black, shimmery gold foil (which feels more dressed up) or leopard print (which is a little more fun). Made of a soft and stretchy bodycon fabric, it hugs tightly without feeling restricting.
Affordable Maternity Dresses for Your Baby Shower
This breathable and stretchy fabric will grow with your belly throughout your pregnancy. The off-the-shoulder look makes this feel a bit more special (perfect for a party), and it comes in several different colors, from bright to neutral.
If you’d prefer to keep things super casual, this T-shirt dress is a great option. The ruched sides help it grow with you, and the lightweight fabric feels light and comfortable. It comes in a ton of different colors and has options for long or short sleeves. This is a really versatile option that you could even wear for everyday outfits.
This black and white plaid A-line dress has a little bit more of a professional feel, but it still works well for a baby shower. It’s great for postpartum, too: the top easily unzips for fast and convenient nursing.
This jersey tank dress is another casual and versatile option that can be dressed up with heels or down with sneakers for everyday wear. The ruching on the side gives a comfortable fit that will grow with you, and it comes in a few different basic colors. Reviewers love how soft the fabric is and how well it expands.
The side slit of this maxi dress gives it a trendy and stylish look, making it perfect for a baby shower. With long sleeves, it would be great for fall, winter or spring. It comes in three different colors: one is floral and two are basic neutrals.
This off-the-shoulder floral dress is feminine and pretty, with ruching on the side so that it grows with you. The fabric is light, stretchy, and breathable, and it’s knee-length for extra comfort. It also comes in tons of different colors so there are plenty of options.
Cute Maternity Dresses for Your Baby Shower
The over-the-shoulder cowl neck of this dress, along with the maxi style, makes it look a little bit more dressed up on its own. Designed with comfort in mind, the material is light and just loose fitting enough to flow over your bump. It comes in a so many different color and pattern options, so there’s something for everyone.
Casual and cute, this button-down dress is perfect for a low-maintenance look for a warm weather baby shower. It can easily grow with your bump, but because of the button down style, it will also work well postpartum. That button down look also makes it ideal for nursing.
This wrap dress was made for pregnancy and postpartum. The crossover neckline and adjustable tie-wrap waist allow this to grow with your bump, but also makes it easy for nursing once Baby is here. The vintage daisy print is cute and stylish, and the flutter sleeves give it a feminine touch.
Made of a soft and cozy knitted material, this long-sleeved dress is great for a fall, winter, or spring baby shower. It’s casual, but can easily be dressed up, and the tie waist is a cute way to show off your belly.
This ruffle-tiered midi dress is casual but adorable for a boho, comfy fit. It’s lightweight and makes for the cutest sun dress, but with heels, would be great for a baby shower. The bodice has snaps to make postpartum nursing easy and convenient.
This kimono style dress is perfect for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable in something tight. It’s loose-fitting and very comfortable, with flowy sleeves and a tied empire waist. The pattern is fun and unique, and it would work well postpartum too.