The holidays are right around the corner, and that means holiday parties. While we can’t help with the rubbery chicken and boring toasts, we can help you to look and feel amazing as you dress up for a night on the town. Maternity fashion and style can be a challenge all on its own, and it can be even worse when you need to look extra good.
The great news is that maternity fashion has come a long way and there are so many fabulous options out there. We have focused on local maternity boutiques so that you can go try on anything you fall in love with.
Black Soiree Off Shoulder Dress – Carry Maternity
This dress is fun and flirty while still being acceptable for a fancier occasion. The side-ruching will help to ensure that the dress fits at any, and all, stages of your pregnancy. Dress this selection up with a metallic clutch and matching shoes, or big and bold jewelry.
Eclipse Paisley Lace Dress ~ Seven Women
This elegant lace-overlay cocktail length is perfect for a more formal party that doesn’t require a floor length gown. And we love that the version available at Seven Women Maternity is not black. The dark grey is still sophisticated but is also a little different. This dress is great because you can add a pop of colour or keep it toned down. The high, belted waistband allows you to add a bit of sparkle with a jeweled belt or sash
Lauren Chiffon and Lace Maternity Dress – Nordstrom
While we love a bump-hugging dress, it isn’t for everyone! For those that want something that flows, we love this A-line option. And the festive colour will have everyone’s eye on you. Dresses that skim your body, rather than hugging it, can give you a boost of confidence if you are feeling self-conscious or uncomfortable with your changing body. This dress is also great because a growing bump won’t change how it looks on you if your baby (and bump!) have a growth spurt before the party. Maternity fashion doesn’t have to be all one or the other – form-fitting or muumuu. There is a classy compromise and this style of dress is one way to do that!
Elpasa Dove Grey Formal Maternity Dress – Luna Maternity
What an elegant alternative to black and navy for a formal party dress! The shaping will show off your bump, no matter what stage of your pregnancy you are at! This is another excellent option for those who would like a dress that is shaped but doesn’t cling. The more conservative neckline will be perfect for more formal events, or for those who would like to feel a bit more covered up. And while they say this is dove grey, the cool blue tones of it are perfect for winter.
We love the option of renting a dress for a special occasion and Mine for Nine specializes in maternity fashions! Just a quick peek through their Evening Dress options shows tons of dresses that would suit every style, stage, and body. This is a great option if you have multiple occassions coming, especially if they all have different levels of formality and style!