So, you’re in the market for a maternity bridesmaid dress. Lucky for you, you’re in the right place! It’s always an honor to be asked to be a bridesmaid for someone’s wedding, whether that someone is a close family member or friend. That being said, the role of bridesmaid is a big responsibility. Not only are you tasked with standing next to the bride on her wedding day as she says “I do” to the love of her life, but you’re also expected to play the part—that means purchasing a beautiful bridesmaids dress, as well as shoes and accessories to go along with it.
In a normal setting, this is a lot to prepare for, but playing “bridesmaid” while you’re expecting makes things a liiiiittle more complicated. No matter where you are in your pregnancy, whether it’s trimester one or three, anticipating how you’ll look and feel on the bride’s wedding day can be a bit tricky, as can finding the right dress that will accommodate your growing baby bump and potentially nauseous state (thanks, morning sickness).
The good news: There are more options out there for shopping for bridesmaids dresses than ever before and so many flattering and forgiving styles and cuts that you’re almost guaranteed to find something you love—and something that loves you and your baby bump right back.
Here are some of the best maternity bridesmaids dresses out there that will flatter you no matter where you are in your pregnancy.
Best Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
Glitter makes the world go around. Especially at a wedding. This taupe blush shade is feminine, pretty, and goes with just about anything, which makes it a popular bridesmaid dress color — you can pair it with any color scheme the bride chooses! With its T-shirt top and V-neck, it’s simultaneously casual yet sexy, and its flow-y skirt is pure magic. (And breathable, too.)
This maternity dress can easily be worn as a bridesmaid dress to offer maximum comfort and a flattering style to an expecting mom. It’s made from a rayon and spandex material that’s stretchy and soft and comes in a wide range of sizes, from small to X-large. Plus, with more than 40 colors and prints to choose from, you really can’t go wrong.
If you’re a plus-size mom-to-be, you’re looking for a particular dress that flatters all of your curves, including your newest addition. This dress, which comes in 16 different colors, features a double V-neck, short ruffle sleeves, a wrap-around front and an empire waist so it sits right above your baby bump for a complementary fit.
This off-the-shoulder maternity gown is longer than floor length, with a body-hugging fit that flatters both your baby bump and the rest of your figure. It comes in 14 different colors to match pretty much any wedding palette and is at such an affordable price that can’t be beat.
Although not necessarily a maternity or even a bridesmaid dress in its own right, this full-length cocktail dress totally fits the bill. It comes in 14 different shades and is made out of high-quality polyester and spandex, which are both lightweight and should keep you comfortable. It also comes in sizes ranging from X-Small to 4X-Large Plus.
Floral prints and weddings go hand-in-hand, which is why we love this blush floral number. It’s an off-the-shoulder style, but with a strap, so you don’t have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions. The skater skirt is breezy, as is the high-quality polyester material.
With more than 3,000 4-star ratings, it’s clear to see that this maternity dress is a crowd-pleaser. It’s made out of a polyester-spandex material that is both comfortable and flattering and features an off-the-shoulder cut that is feminine without being too revealing (not that revealing is bad — it’s totally up to your style!). It comes in 19 different colors and prints.
If you’re not looking for anything fancy, this simple maxi dress can work wonders as a bridesmaid dress for someone who is expecting. It accommodates so many sizes and shapes, and runs from small to 3X-Large. It also comes in 38 (yes, really) different colors and prints to match whatever color scheme the bride has in mind.
This maternity maxi dress makes an ideal choice for a bridesmaid gown. It features a mesh floral lace top and a flow-y, chiffon-like bottom that drapes beautifully over a growing baby bump. Though it doesn’t come in quite as many colors as some other bridesmaid dresses, it does offer six shades—light blue, pink, navy, violet, red and white.
Considering the fact that most bridesmaid dresses are full-length, it’s hard to find one that will keep you cool on a hot summer day—especially if you’re pregnant. This one does a great job thanks to its sleeveless cut and rayon-spandex fabric. It also comes in several colors to choose from and provides sizing measurements so you can be sure you choose the right one.
You just can’t knock the elegant silhouette on this empire maxi dress from Show Me Your Mumu. It offers all the coverage a mom-to-be could ask for and delicately cradles a growing baby bump with the touch of a gentle, elastic empire band. It comes in tons of gorgeous shades and runs in sizes XXS to 3X.
Simple, yes. But that means it’ll be easier to match with the other bridesmaids, and you can easily accessorize. This classic maxi dress comes in 34 different colors, is made from polyester, and comes with spaghetti straps. Our favorite detail is the sweetheart neckline and vintage bow at the waist line that shows off your bump.
The off-the-shoulder short sleeves on this gorgeous, full-length bridesmaids dress draw the attention away from your growing baby bump, which is something that some moms-to-be can appreciate. You can choose to have this in an extra-long length if you’re on the taller side and can choose between one of 20 different hues.
If you’re comfortable shelling out a bit more for a bridesmaids dress that is super bump-flattering and made from high-quality lace, consider this maternity gown by Tiffany Rose. It features a scalloped surplice neck and sheer-cap sleeves. Only downside is that it comes in just one color: dark navy blue.
This plus-size bridesmaids dress can work well for an expecting mom thanks to its empire waist and flattering polyester material. The deep-V neckline doesn’t go too low and the waist ties so you can easily adjust the fit. Sizes range from 14 plus to 26 plus.
Just because you’re pregnant is no reason not to feel sexy in your bridesmaid dress. This one, designed for maternity photo sessions, fights the matronly stigma majorly. With a deep-V neckline and an empire waist, this dress is super flattering for moms-to-be. It’s made from a lightweight material that’s both breathable and sweat-wicking, which is a huge plus—and it comes in 13 different colors.
If you’re looking for a maternity bridesmaids dress that you can get a lot of use out of long after the wedding’s come and gone, this is a great option. It comes in 19 different colors and prints, all in the same color-block style that’s super flattering for a growing belly, and runs in sizes ranging from small to X-large.
You might be familiar with this women’s fashion site, which recently added bridesmaid dresses to their repertoire. “With universal colors, textures, and cuts, Lulu’s is a wonderful cost-effective option for bridesmaids that want to look fancy but also want to wear their dress again for another occasion,” says Kylie Carlson, owner of The Wedding Academy. This dress flatters many figures, with its sweetheart neckline and pleated, overlapping bodice. And, because it sits nice and high on the waist, it can easily accommodate a first- or second-trimester baby bump.
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