Problem Solved: Where to Shop the Best Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses

by Olivia Lidbury

Deciding on what to wear as a wedding guest can be tricky enough, but throw a blossoming baby bump into the mix and your options suddenly seem a lot more limited.Trying to style out a piece you already own will get you top marks for frugality but is risky in that a) you don’t know how quickly your shape can change, and b) there’s nothing worse than tugging at the hem of a dress all afternoon and feeling self-conscious—minus a glass of chilled prosecco in hand.

Luckily, retailers have stepped up their game when it comes to pregnancy occasion wear (with some even catering specifically for expectant bridesmaids). ASOS is a treasure trove of pretty, embellished dresses that we’ve often found ourselves wishing were available in regular cuts. There’s a big selection, so here’s hoping you don’t bump into your sartorial double on the big day.

Fashionata blogger Sofie Valkiers in a Chloé gown.

If budget is really tight, look on New Look’s website for a relatively plain style and mine your jewellery box/handbag stash for accessories to elevate a simple dress that you know you’re unlikely to get much more wear out of.

If, however, you’re happy to splash out on something that will last you long after pregnancy, check out Nine in the Mirror. This high-end website curates designer, non-maternity pieces that are suited to pregnant figures—think Valentino or Mary Katrantzou—all tested out by buyers for suitability. Shop the best maternity wedding guest dresses in the gallery below.

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