21 Great Maternity Dresses!
Pregnancy dressing is hard work. You are knackered, swollen and can feel disconnected from the person you were before and sense of style can go out the window, or if not, your style doesn't seem to represented in the market. Although there is an increasing amount of maternity wear, which is great, there isn't masses of differentiation and finding a stylish dress can seem like finding a needle in the haystack. People often say it's about dressing the bump, and although that is really fun, I'm more about dressing the person, not only the bump. I'm actually bringing out a maternity line next year (which I'm very excited about!) but in the meantime here's a gaggle of gorgeous dresses to keep you going until my range comes out 😜
Hatch is my favourite maternity line. The brand is based in New York, it is laid back and cool but makes pregnant women feel like normal women – which is the aim, right?! The shape of this dress has a gorgeous hippy feel with the dropped waist band and tiered skirt. I love the neckline (great for nursing), the semi balloon sleeve and in particular, love the print
This blue/ navy flannel swing shirt dress is cute without being too cutesy, again from Hatch, I’m a sucker for over the knee styling too. This could be worn as a dress or over jeans/ trousers/ leggings.
This is super chic and flirty and feminine. I adore the bows. Absolute beaut of a dress!
Clary and Peg are a really lovely brand that pay homage to stylish maternity dressing from bygone days! This 70s boho feel is very in-keeping with their style.
I love the idea of this dress with a super clumpy boot, and a sexy messy bed head, a la Jane Birkin
Although as a rule I’m now trying to include as much colour as possible – this is a great jumper dress from Isabella Oliver – the side splits are gorge and add a sexy element. The neck is also perfect – often on polo neck jumper dresses, the neck isn’t wide or chunky enough but this is ideal
To include colour in this look here's a link to a pair of great red boots
This bright and bold red embroidered dress from Asos would surely make any mum to be feel even a wee bit sexy in it
This is a very pretty offering from Asos – I love the colour – ideal for an Autumn colouring
This gorgeous very feminine number from Asos is ideal for a wedding. I love the pleated flutter sleeve.
I really like this Topshop offering – it feels stylish and chic and the corset tie element adds enough excitement while still making it super wearable. The low neck is flattering too. I think slits are almost always a good idea too. Thumbs up all round here
This is certainly a sexy little black dress, I would like to see this on to make sure it didn't look cheap in person. I would certainly change the shoes - see an alternative option from & Other Stories below.. Gold jewellery will work beautifully with this.
I'd wear something these with it
This is a pretty dress in a lovely colour from A Pea in the Pod. I’m not sold on the tie and would either not use it or swap it for a belt – perhaps a brown plaited one or a tortoise? There's a link to 2 below
Rachel Pally is an LA based brand. The style is boho glam with ruffles aplenty. Happily, there is a really big offering for maternity wear. I really like this dress, in particular the neckline - its sexy and sensual whilst still feeling chic . The colour and print are really lovely too
This is another lovely long dress from Rachel pally – the kimono sleeve is a firm favourite of mine and I love the print. I think the neckline is flattering. Easy for nursing too
This dress is from Mamalicious - they have a really large selection of maternity wear, in particular a big jeans section, so definitely worth taking a look. Leopard can be tricky to wear in jersey but works well in this tea dress shape and it will look great throughout the year.
This offering from Jojo Maman Bebe is great. I love the colour, print and shape, particularly the 3/4 bell sleeves - a great all rounder!
Pink Blush is an ultra feminine brand from California. They have a huge range of pretty maternity dresses….here are a few offerings
Quite the show stopper!
This is a gorgeous off the shoulder maxi dress. I love the tie details. It's made from rayon and spandex so will be a good mix of slinky and figure flattering. A winner
Boohoo have got a range of fun, sweet and really reasonably priced maternity dresses. This one is a bit old school Hollywood glamour
Another great dress from Boohoo - gorgeous for holiday but will also look great with thick opaque tights, boots and a leather jacket for Autumn/ Winter
Although there is a similar version to this above from Jojo Maman Bebe - this is shorter and more of a skater shape. From chatting to many mummies, I'm aware how different everyone's bodies can take to pregnancy - some get swollen legs, in particular knees and so want to hide them and others manage to maintain relatively the same as pre pregnancy so essential to have options for all!