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The Best Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses for You and Your Plus One

The Best Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses for You and Your Plus One
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OK, it’s not the worst thing if you’re invited to a wedding while pregnant. Because even if you can’t partake in the cocktail hour the same way other guests are, and you may feel tired (and possibly bloated), you will still look like a glowingly gorgeous woman in one of the maternity wedding guest dresses we have scoped out just for you. Whether your upcoming wedding takes place in the spring, summer, fall or winter, our list of maternity dresses will have you and your bump covered with stylish picks that both flatter and keep moms-to-be comfortable throughout the evening. 

 

 

Indeed, dresses for pregnant wedding guests have come a long way since, well, your mother’s nuptials. Shop maxi and short maternity dresses, black-tie level frocks, lace and shift styles as well as modern silhouettes that infuse on-trend elements into maternity wear. Note as you browse our roundup that you should buy your pre-pregnancy size. Look for features like easy-access panels and zippers for nursing, and stretch fabrics that grow with you so you can get as much use out of your maternity wedding guest dress as possible. Finally, remember heels are totally optional! The wedding couple and your fellow attendees will certainly understand if you opt for more practical footwear while you stand for two.

 

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Best Spring Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Tiffany Rose Alana Maxi Dress

Price: $255.00

Meet the perfect springtime maternity dress for a wedding. This maxi style features a feminine and romantic floral motif, surplice neckline and, bonus, the dress offers easy nursing access for once you welcome your bundle of joy. Simply style with comfortable sandals and delicate jewelry, and let your pregnancy glow do the rest.

Specifications:
Sizes 4 - 16
Cap sleeves
Viscose/elastane
Slipover style

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Best Summer Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Ingrid & Isabel Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Price: $118.00

Breeze, er waddle, into a summer wedding wearing this flowy off-the-shoulder Ingrid & Isabel maxi dress in seasonally-appropriate blush or always-appropriate black. Wear your hair up to stay extra cool and sport open-toed sandals. Statement jewelry makes a perfect final touch.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Cinched empire waist
Pullover style

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Best Fall Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Hatch Riviera Dress

Price: $328.00

This minimalist maternity dress style by Hatch will have you exhaling with relief. Because the one-size-fits-all navy charmeuse frock is easy to wear and style, and will help you feel on-trend even while you’re swollen and starving.

Specifications:
One size
Slit at front
Optional tie waist
V-neck
Short sleeve
Silk

4 of 12 Image Credits: ASOS

Best Winter Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

ASOS Lace and Pleat Bardot Maxi Dress

Price: $95.00

We stopped in our tracks when we came across this vibrant, wintry forest green maxi dress that features a long pleated skirt, a cross-over style bodice and off-the-shoulder eyelash lace detailing. Add minimalist accessories like pearl earrings and a pashmina, and prepare to turn heads at the winter wedding.

Specifications:
Sizes 2 - 16
Zip back
Lined
Polyester/spandex

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Best Third-Trimester Wedding Guest Dress

Nom Maternity Marianna Shift Dress

Price: $108.00

Behold the shift dress that pulls double duty. It’s a comfy, roomy frock for your third trimester and growing bump as well as a convenient nursing garment post-delivery. Pair the navy flowing style with strappy sandals if your swollen feet can handle ‘em or more supportive wedges. Then, dress the look up with jewelry and an updo.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Hidden zippers for nursing access
Slipover style
V-neckline
Rayon

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Best Lace Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Tiffany Rose Imogen Dress

Price: $255.00

Say “hello” to the perfect lace wedding guest dress to wear when you’re pregnant. The feminine cap sleeve style, available in dusky blue or black, features all-over lace with eyelash fringe trim and a scalloped hemline that hits at the knee.

Specifications:
Sizes 2 - 16
Sash not included
Surplice neckline
Nylon
Slipover style

7 of 12 Image Credits: ASOS

Best Little Black Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

ASOS Pleated Shoulder Pencil Dress

Price: $56.00

We are head over bump in love with this one-shoulder little black maternity dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the formality of the wedding you’ll be attending. The bump-hugging design is flattering, sexy and fun and can totally be worn after the nuptials for date night or a girls dinner (enjoy them while you can!).

Specifications:
Sizes 2 - 16
Kick split
Side zip
Polyester/spandex

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Best Short Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Kimi + Kai Josephine Ruffle Sheath

Price: $88.00

Drape your burgeoning belly in modern style when you select this Kimi + Kai short sheath featuring a high band collar and asymmetric ruffle detailing. In either dusty rose or navy, you’ll stay cool, look hot, and feel pretty and polished the whole night through.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - L
Back button closure
Polyester/spandex

9 of 12 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Mermaid Silhouette Wedding Guest Dress

Kimi + Kai Bria Maternity Dress

Price: $78.00

Show off your beautiful pregnant form in this flattering and stylish mermaid silhouette midi dress in a fresh and bright shade of pink. The ruffle hem adds a playful note to this smart style that stretches with your growing bump so you get the maximum mileage out of it.

Specifications:
Sizes S - L
Bodycon style
Scoop neck
Pullover style
Polyester/spandex

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Best Black Tie Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Hatch Fete Gown

Price: $328.00

Stun in this lightweight non-stretch crepe gown that moves like a dream even if you feel like you’re lumbering through the reception. Wear the versatile neckline open or closed to suit your style and mood. The black gown features a maxi-length asymmetric hem and optional waist tie so you can truly make the look your own. No matter what, you’ll fit right in at a more formal wedding with your teeny plus one.

Specifications:
One size
Silk
Pullover style

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Best Long Maternity Wedding Guest Dress

Ingrid & Isabel Active Racerback Ruffle Maxi

Price: $118.00

How cute and stylish is this super soft black and white polka dot maxi dress with an asymmetric ruffle hem? The racerback gives the look something different while the sleeveless silhouette translates to a versatile maternity wedding guest dress you can sport in the summer or any season if you add a pashmina.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Surplice neckline
Slipover style
Modal/spandex

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Best First Trimester Wedding Guest Dress

Lena Dress

Price: $198.00

You aren’t quite in maternity clothes yet but you’d like to wear a dress with a bit of room in the midsection. Try this blouson bodice-style dress on for size. We love the bordeaux shade, but the gorgeously draped style is also available in emerald green and purple among other hues. A sexy slit adds a vampy element to this otherwise minimalist look that will also come in handy after you’ve delivered.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 18
Flutter sleeves
Back zip
Poly/spandex
Lined