If you’ve already gone ahead and scheduled a maternity photoshoot for yourself and now need a maternity photoshoot dress, that is SO exciting! A maternity photo session is a wonderful way to celebrate your pregnancy and your amazing body that’s creating and carrying life (!!!). One of the next to-dos on your list after booking your session should be finding the perfect maternity dresses for pictures. Luckily, there’s no shortage of maternity photo dresses out there—and most of them are straight-up gorgeous.
When it comes to shopping for maternity dresses for photoshoots, it’s important to keep in mind a few things to make sure that the dress will be everything you hope it will be in more when you get those digital files in your inbox. The first is that the maternity dress or maternity gown (whichever you choose) should be comfortable. If you can’t move around freely in this dress, it will surely show in those photos. Also, being pregnant is uncomfortable enough—you don’t have to slide into an ill-fitting dress that leaves you itching or, worse, having difficulty breathing, all in the name of photos.
You should also choose a maternity photo dress that you really love—like really love—and can even wear post-pregnancy. This photoshoot is your way of celebrating both your pregnancy and your baby. If you’re going to spend the money for a photoshoot, you might as well really love the outfit you’re wearing.
Here are some of our favorite maternity photoshoot dresses you can have delivered right to your door.
Best Maternity Photoshoot Dresses
This maternity dress comes in handy whether you’re pregnant or nursing, since it has a low V neckline that can easily be pulled to the side if you’re breastfeeding. It also has a gorgeous floral design that’s printed, but not too loud, so it’s great for someone looking to add a pop of color and excitement into their photoshoot. Since it’s knee-length, this dress is ideal for the spring or summer and can be worn with both high heels or sandals, depending on the look you’re going for.
Looking for a maternity photoshoot dress that you can also wear to your baby shower? This one is perfect for dual events, especially because it comes in just about every color out there, from mauve and blush to aqua and even gold. It’s also a dress that can be worn during the postpartum period, when your belly still feels, well, pregnant. As one reviewer noted, “This dress was perfect for my baby shower, and it is the perfect price! I originally bought a more expensive dress for my shower that just did not look flattering on me. I decided to order this dress through Amazon Prime just days before my shower weekend. I knew I made the right decision when I first put it on.”
If you’re on the hunt for a gown that doesn’t scream “maternity dress,” and potentially even something you could wear during the postpartum period, you’ve met your match. This super flattering faux wrap dress does an amazing job at carefully covering your baby bump without overtly looking like it’s trying to conceal it. If you are early in your pregnancy, however, this dress would do a great job hiding your bump! It’s made from a lightweight material and has a cut that perfectly contours to the lines of your body.
If you’re looking for a true maternity gown that has an ethereal and almost wedding-day feel to it, this is the dress that Amazon reviewers can’t seem to rave enough about. It’s floor-length with a bit of a train and is made from a blend of lace, polyester and spandex so it has some stretch to it and is not super tight. It comes in 8 beautiful colors and sizes small through xx-large.
Best Maternity Photoshoot Gowns
If you’re taking your maternity photos in fall or winter, this kimono-style gown really sets the mood. It’s a great way to add a fun print to your day or night, especially with a nature backdrop. The tie waist allows you to adjust how tight or loose the dress is, as well as where it sits on your body, and the flattering sleeves and maxi length enhance the comfortability so you can focus on cradling your baby bump and flashing a beautiful smile.
This gorgeous maternity gown has an old-Hollywood feel that would make a stunning addition to your maternity photo shoot. It comes in pretty much every single color you could dream of (13 different shades to be exact) and has a super flattering and slimming silhouette and a high-cinched waist that perfectly caresses your baby bump. Since it’s made from a velvet-like material, it’s great for winter photoshoots, as it will keep your legs warm.
Sometimes all you’re looking for is a black maxi dress that can effortlessly and stylishly help you look and feel good from the very second you put it on. This one has a flattering V-neck and a high, empire waist cinch that sits just above your baby bump so you can easily show it off during your photoshoot. It’s floor-length, so it’s especially great for winter or early spring photoshoots if you’ll be taking pictures outdoors.
Don’t feel like spending much on your maternity photoshoot dress? You certainly don’t have to, since good old Forever21 has your back. Sure, you might have a flashback to your college self searching for amazing deals, but you can’t deny the fact that this dress would make the perfect addition to your maternity photoshoot, especially if you’re taking photos in the spring or summer. It has a knit material with a flounce layer and scalloped trim that’s super flattering.
Looking for more bump-friendly finds? Check out all of our pregnancy essentials!