Finding the right dresses for your bridesmaids that they will all love can be daunting, particularly if they are pregnant, but thankfully, many online and high-street brands stock gorgeous maternity bridesmaid dresses and wedding guest outfits that are perfect for the big day.
Gone are the days of huge dresses that look like bedsheets; many popular retailers offer their popular designs in maternity sizes so that you and your bridal party can all coordinate and look fabulous together. When it comes to the style, we recommend an empire-waist dress or something slightly fitting which will show off your lovely bump will still have space to make your feel comfortable.
You’ll need to plan as much ahead as you can, especially if they will be showing by the time the wedding comes along, as they may need a size up from what they usually wear. It’s also a good idea to think about softer fabrics that won’t chafe or rub, as after all, skin irritation and hot sweats can be common symptoms during pregnancy.
•Best for a classic look: FRANCESCA MATERNITY MAXI DRESS – Buy now from Tiffany Rose
•Best sage bridesmaid dress: Beauut Maternity Bridesmaid 2 in 1 maxi dress -Buy now from ASOS
•Best for versatility: Chiffon Maxi Maternity & Nursing Occasion Dress – Buy now from Seraphine
•Best for summer: MAMA Off-the-shoulder dress – Buy now from H&M
To help you to find the best dress options for you pregnant bridesmaid, we’ve put together this list which is full of different colours, styles and materials. Some of the options also make wonderful maternity wedding dresses too.
The best maternity bridesmaid dresses 2023
Best for a classic look
Keep it simple with this elegant blush number from Tiffany Rose. It can be worn both on or off the
- Stretchy material
- Matching accessories are available
Best for style
We’re obsessed with this lilac A-line maternity dress. Just look at that belted high-waist line
- Long sleeves
- Can be professionally dry cleaned
Best for embroidery
The pearl embellishment and embroidered flowers set this one apart from the rest. It looks lovely
- Some reviewers say it’s heavier than expected
Best for a budget
We absolutely love this plush velour fabric and know that you will too. It wraps over at the front
- Affordable price
- Short sleeves
Best sage bridesmaid dress
Sage is all in at the moment so this piece will be bang on trend. It’s got a modest high neckline
- Machine washable
- High-neck could be irritating for some
Best for sparkle
Add some sparkle to your wardrobe with this stunning navy number from Maya Maternity. Navy is a
- Sequins reflect the light
- Long sleeves to keep you warm
- Some of the sequins could become loose
Best for versatility
Seraphine have created the ideal dress for breastfeeding mammas, as well as those who pump or are
- True to size
- Lace floral bodice
An off-the-shoulder number like this one is ideal for those warm summer days. If it gets a little
- Wide range of sizes
- Can be ironed (on medium)
- Not the most flexible of designs
Best for floor-length
Yes, you can buy maternity evening dresses from Amazon and this one is one of our favourites. It’s
- Loose fit
- Broad range of colours available
- Folded so may need creases removing
What size bridesmaid dress should you get when pregnant?
The size you purchase should depend on how far along you will be on the day. Obviously, you can’t predict your exact sizing, but if you are between three and six months along, we recommend going one size up from what you are now. If you’re going to be in the final few months, two or three sizes above what you usually wear should suffice.
What is the best style dress for a pregnant bridesmaid?
Dresses the accentuate your bump and create a lovely pregnancy silhouette or definitely worth choosing. An empire-waist gown is the perfect option as it’s fitted just below the bust, which won’t just look flattering but will be super comfortable too as it shouldn’t dig into your stomach.
What should I do if my bridesmaid dress needs altering?
If your dress needs altering, you should take it to a professional seamstress who will be able to measure you properly and alter the dress accordingly for you. Although you may require a booking, you can ask if you could have it altered nearer to the time as your measurements will change quickly, depending how far along you are.
If you’re baby comes earlier than expected and you need to change your outfit again, there are plenty of affordable and pretty options you can buy last minute from online retailers, including breastfeeding dresses.