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 (!!!). After you find out about your bundle of joy, you prepare your nursery, your registry (because diapers and pregnancy pillows are a must), plan a baby shower, and after booking your session — find 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 photo shoot, 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 dress from Mother Bee Maternity is a #1 best seller on Amazon. Reviewers rave about the wrap style in front, the 36 color and print options, and (most importantly) the comfort. “I’m 31 weeks pregnant, 38D, 5’6″, 187 pounds and I ordered the XL. I feel like my bump still has room to grow into the dress too. The material is really light and so comfy.” said one reviewer. “I would definitely recommend it for maternity pictures/your shower because its both elegant and comfortable which has been super appreciated during my pregnancy.” said another.
This gorgeous bohemian-style dress will take your photo shoot to a whole new level. Grab a flower crown and find the perfect floral archway because this is the lace dress of your dreams. “This dress was absolutely amazing!!!” said one reviewer. “Ordered a medium and am 5’3 170lbs at 34 weeks pregnant and used to be 145 pre-pregnancy. It looks incredible in photos and hugs your belly perfectly for a maternity photoshoot or baby shower!”
This maxi dress truly has it all. Embroidered florals, fluted sleeves, and a lightweight material that’ll make your twirl photo look like a fairytale. Reviewers rave about the amazing quality and the versatility. One ASOS customer said, “Fits great! Perfect for a growing belly. Material is light and flowy.”
Looking for something short and sweet? This dress is the definition of it, Mama. The unique floral detailing and flounce trim makes this dress an eye-catcher, no doubt. Isn’t that what we want during our maternity photoshoot?
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.
Flowy, comfortable, and stunning is what comes to mind when we see this dress! It’s the perfect option for a springtime photoshoot. And the best part? You can wear it postpartum as a comfy, casual maxi dress.
Best Maternity Photoshoot Gowns
Classy, with flattering ruche details on the sides and on the shoulder, this long gown is perfect for expecting mamas! It’s ultra comfortable and made with stretchy material. It also comes in two other colors including pink and white.
“Absolutely perfect!” said one reviewer. “I bought this dress for my baby shower, and I cannot believe how pretty and perfect it was!…This dress fit like a glove and I got so many complements on it! The material was soft, light but also kept me warm. I would buy it again in an instant if I needed the other color!”
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 flounce layer off the shoulder with a trim that’s super flattering.
Short 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.”
This maternity dress is plain and simple — and there’s nothing wrong with that, Mama! In between all of the events and expenses of a baby, you may be the type of Mama that wants to keep it easy and simple of certain things (i.e. a photoshoot). This comfy cotton body con dress is only $20 from one of our favorites, Old Navy. “Great and light,” one reviewer raved. “BEST Maternity dress!” said another. “Its just so comfy, soft, and looks great on too! The perfect length for sprucing up and going out or just lounging and grilling in the back yard!”