The 15 Best Maternity Dresses for All Shapes

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November 07, 2019
Beautiful pregnant woman holding her belly relaxing in nature park


Beautiful pregnant woman holding her belly relaxing in nature park

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During your search for a maternity dress, you may end up scouring through every shop in town for a look that’s hip, modern, cool and sexy without being over the top. Good news! This wide selection of chic dresses will suit your holiday dinners, work cocktail hours, weddings and other formal events.

Black, light pink or white, this floor-length dress looks fabulous and is formal enough for a wedding or work event. The pleated bust is flattering, and the double lining prevents the dreaded VPL.

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HATCH boasts many elegant dresses, but we picked this one for its versatility, thoughtfulness and fun color choices. Wear it with or without the sash, and let the wind flutter the folds of the skirt as you traipse your way to a gala.

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You’ve never been shy, so a pregnancy photoshoot isn’t the time to start feigning as a blushing beauty. Instead, flaunt what your mama gave ya in this bodycon dress that comes in every color of the rainbow, from peacock blue to ravishing red. This style also does double duty with convertible sleeves that look great on or off the shoulders.

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Didn’t get enough red? There’s nothing demure about this attention-grabbing spandex matte dress featuring a semi-low back, scoop front and spaghetti straps. The traffic-stopping red shade will help you proudly boast your bump.

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Did someone say garden party? If you’ve got a warm weather shindig, church picnic or destination wedding coming up, this is the perfect Sunday dress. Horizontal stripes on the tank contrast with vertical stripes on the skirt but, with the pretty ruffle at the hem, it all works.

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Slip into something soft and sexy when it’s time to hit that casual event. Storq’s modal slip dress is easy to wear and effortlessly smart with its reversible neckline that allows you to boast a deep V or a more conservative straight neck. Drape a soft pashmina scarf around your shoulders or jazz this number up with some attention-grabbing architectural earrings. The slip dress comes in a soft, simple black that looks almost dusky or a sand color that makes cantaloupe look elegant.

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This below-the-knee style is so elegant that in ivory, it could double for a casual maternity wedding dress. A tied waist and balloon sleeves make this a comfortable option. Choose from ivory, lilac, berry red, black, pink and light blue.

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Andy Murray’s wife Kim donned this easy, breezy look that’s perfect for a picnic or a tennis match. Chambray is a soft option that won’t chafe against big bellies and the snap front means you won’t have to pull this over your head or belly. Love, set, match!

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This dress is cool enough that you’d want to wear it while not pregnant, so the fact that it comfortably houses a bump makes it even better. Soft with just enough stretchy give to let you move, this bias-cut dress drapes nicely over your curves. But the kicker is an asymmetrical hemline with a cowl. The Highline Dress is so stylish, we’ll bet you won’t want to pass it on to the next mom-to-be.

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We’re happy to say “edgy maternity dress” is not a paradox! This two-tone tank dress is a reversible number that’s featured in black with white, fuchsia, magenta, olive, plum or stone. For those who don’t love black, there’s also a navy option. Pair it with a Panama hat and a chain purse and you’re ready to hit the town.

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From picking a stroller to decorating the nursery, your time is occupied as a mama-to-be, so this no-fuss, super put-together dress can transition from workwear to after-work drinks. Mostly cotton, this deceiving dress is stretchy and comfy but looks smart and structured, partially because of its white mock shirt collar and mock sleeves. The navy color is just different enough to deviate from the standard black, and the keyhole in the back adds a bit of pep. Pair with your favorite booties and tights and you’re good from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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A one-shoulder matte dress is daring in its own way, but this wine-red color is its own statement. The design is thoughtful; the generous double shoulder strap helps with upper arm coverage and ruching generously shelters your bump. The jersey fabric is comfy on your already-chafed skin, too.

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You’ll bring sexy back in a major way with this cross-back, low-back silk dress in an on-point dark floral print. Though it’s our only dress that’s technically not a maternity number, this beauty features sizing that goes up to 12 with a loose fit. Fluted sleeves and a tea-length skirt will have you prancing through a botanic garden like you’re as light as a feather.

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This slightly stretchy leopard dress drapes over your belly nicely and gives you a three-quarter sleeve for cooler temps. The leopard print is large and bossy, but the skirt falls well over your knees. Pair this with a pair of strappy black heels or heeled boots.

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Spy that crossover neckline drawing your eye up from the bump. This dress is a gorgeous matte style and we love that it crosses in the back, too. The sophisticated leaf print and shirred floor-length skirt completes a perfect look for a weekend brunch with your mother-in-law.

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