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 you don’t know how quickly your shape can change, and 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.
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.
A great LBD for mums-to-be.
You could even wear this post-baby.
Empire lines are ideal for flattering bumps.
You’ll want to wear this many times after the big day.
A desirable dress that's worth splashing out on.
You don't have to shop maternity lines to find a great dress.
Add some beaded earrings and a vibrant clutch bag to jazz this plain style up.
Chic and covered up.
It doesn't have to be a piece from a maternity section. Just buy a dress in an oversized style and take your size up or two.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Elinor Block.