You may not know when or where it’s happening, but you know it’s coming up soon. What’s that, you ask? Your baby shower, of course! And for such a beautiful event in your honor, you definitely need something special to wear.
And not just any something special. You need a maternity baby shower dress, something stunning and sweet that also manages to accommodate your ever-growing baby bump. No easy feat, we know! But don’t you worry, we’re here to help.
The Bump scoured the best maternity clothing retailers and rounded up 25 of the prettiest baby shower dresses for all kinds of moms-to-be. So whether you’re looking for a casual-cool baby shower dress or an elegant and formal baby shower dress, no matter your size or shape, we found an option for you.
Scroll to see the best of the best maternity dresses for baby shower!
Cute Maternity Dresses for Baby Shower
We confess: Nearly all of the maternity baby shower dresses we found were pretty cute! What set these five apart? Their use of color, fit and sweet details (like a pastel palm print—what could be better for summer?). Scroll to see five cute maternity dresses for a baby shower.
Maternal America’s stretchy, magenta-hued dress is a beauty among baby shower dresses. The tie front can be knotted in the front or back, and the empire waistline flatters a baby bump. It’s also sleeveless, making it ideal for a summer baby shower.
Maternal America Tie Front Maternity Dress, $149, Nordstrom.com
If you’re welcoming a little boy, Séraphine’s baby-blue baby shower dress should be at the top of your list of cute baby shower dresses! It features a sweet dotted print and an A-line silhouette. And it just happens to look a lot like the dress Duchess Kate wore when leaving the hospital with Prince George!
Séraphine Blue Dot Woven Jersey Maternity Dress, $99, Seraphine.com
We clearly love polka-dotted baby shower dresses. In navy and white, this one by Lilac Clothing has retro flair to spare, thanks to its waist-defining fit and delicately ruffled straps.
Lilac Clothing Rachel Maternity Dress, $106, Nordstrom.com
Cute baby shower dresses for spring and summer? We’ve got your top choice right here! Pietro Brunelli’s short-sleeved dress in a vibrant floral print is a lovely formal choice, no matter whether you’re welcoming a boy or a girl!
Pietro Brunelli Elba Maternity Dress, $187, Nordstrom.com
And one of our favorite summery baby shower outfits: Rachel Pally’s Sammie Dress, an ultra-flattering off-the-shoulder dress crafted from modal jersey featuring a pastel floral print. (Bonus: This one’s definitely fancy enough to be worn to another big event, like a wedding!)
Rachel Pally Sammie Dress in Agave, $216, Rachelpally.com
Cheap Baby Shower Dresses
Of course, while cute baby shower dresses are always in demand, a cute baby shower dress is even better when it’s affordable! Here, we rounded up five pregnancy dresses for baby showers under $75, so you can look good without breaking the bank. See our five favorite cheap baby shower dresses below!
Destination Maternity’s mixed print dress with knotted detail at the front is only $35. We repeat: $35! You can glam it up with stacked heels or dress it down with a pair of sandals in a neutral hue.
Destination Maternity Knot Front Maternity Dress, $35, Destinationmaternity.com
Though Jessica Simpson boasts a number of cute and cheap baby shower dresses in her maternity line, we especially love this ivory floral beauty. It features a V-neckline, a tie waist and flutter sleeves. And, if you’re over heels at this point, it pairs perfectly with a colorful pair of ballerina flats.
Jessica Simpson Ruffle Front Maternity Dress, $70, Destinationmaternity.com
Maternal America’s keyhole knit maternity dress for baby showers is especially lovely in this “royal” blue print. The triangle keyhole cutout at the bodice adds a little edge. And it’s on sale for only $75!
Maternal America Keyhole Ponte Knit Maternity Dress, $75, Nordstrom.com
This flirty, off-the-shoulder babydoll dress comes in two floral prints—one pink, one blue. It also features tie straps at each shoulder, keeping the dress in place. And there’s an added tie at the waistline, to cinch the waist while highlighting the bump.
A:glow Maternity Print Off-the-Shoulder Babydoll Dress, $36, Kohls.com
Courtesy of Rosie Pope’s Kohl’s line, Pip & Vine, this ruched T-shirt dress (also available in pink and blue) is perfect for the lady on the hunt for baby shower dresses that will show off her bump. It’s also a great pick if you want to save it for cooler weather—its fitted design makes it easy to throw on a shawl or jacket.
Maternity Pip & Vine by Rosie Pope Ruched T-Shirt Dress Kohls.com
Plus-Size Maternity Dresses for Baby Shower
While many of the maternity baby shower dresses on this list are available up to an XL, the baby shower dresses in this category are specifically designed for our curvy moms-to-be. We found maxi plus-size baby shower dresses, a brightly hued solid baby shower dress and one classic LBD. See our favorite plus-size baby shower dresses below!
No matter your size, wrap-style baby shower dresses are incredibly flattering. They’re designed to adjust to you and your bump, which means that they’ll fit just the way you want them to. This one, by PinkBlush, comes in nine colors!
PinkBlush Draped 3/4 Sleeve Plus Maternity Maxi Dress in Lavender, $61, Pinkblush.com
This wrap-style plus-size baby shower dress is also by PinkBlush, but thanks to its floral print, it’s even more festive for spring and summer! Make sure to hold onto it after your pregnancy, too, as the tie front makes this dress easy to nurse in.
PinkBlush Ivory Floral Sash Tie Plus Maternity Maxi Dress, $57, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Old Navy’s chartreuse cocktail dress is short and sweet, literally. While the front is somewhat simple, the back features lace details and a bow. And it’s available up to a size XXL (approximately a size 20). Did we mention it’s only $25?
Old Navy Maternity Lace-Yoke Midi Dress, $25, Oldnavy.gap.com
No matter what season you’re giving birth in, or whether you’re welcoming a boy or girl, you’ll always be in style in one of the classic black baby shower dresses. Thanks to its V-neckline and faux-wrap style, Oh Baby by Motherhood’s LBD is an effortless and elegant choice.
Oh Baby by Motherhood Plus-Size Maternity Faux-Wrap Dress, $23, Kohls.com
Another cut that is universally flattering among baby shower dresses? Off-the-shoulder, letting you flaunt your shoulders and collarbone area. This one, by PinkBlush, boasts a crumb-catcher ruffle, a sash to cinch the waistline and a dreamy rose print.
PinkBlush Black Floral Off Shoulder Sash Tie Plus Maternity Maxi Dress, $68, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Long Maternity Dresses for Baby Shower
Take it to the max! Maternity maxi dresses are also an excellent choice for a baby shower. A baby shower is a special occasion, and a floor-sweeping baby shower dress adds an extra dose of formality. Long baby shower dresses can be colorful, solid or printed, long-sleeved or short-sleeved and made out of all kinds of material. But one thing all long baby shower dresses have in common? They’re regal. Our five favorites are below.
You’ll be the belle of the ball at your baby shower in this floor-length watercolor maternity maxi dress. Séraphine’s silk stunner is made to swoosh around you when you walk. Even dreamier? There’s a discreet stretch panel in the dress to make sure you stay comfortable.
Séraphine Floral Silk Maternity Maxi Dress, $329, Seraphine.com
Can you say drama? We’re all about the split kimono sleeves on this long baby shower dress by Ingrid & Isabel. The pleated neckline and waistline also add refined touches.
Ingrid & Isabel Split Kimono Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress, $118, Nordstrom.com
Olian’s Lucy long baby shower dresses are all sizzle, what with that red hue and plunging neckline. The Lucy also features adjustable ties, making sure you get just the right fit.
Olian Lucy Maternity Maxi Dress, $165, Nordstrom.com
If you’re No. 1 concern in baby shower dresses is comfort, look no further! Rachel Pally’s understated long baby shower dress is made out of modal jersey with just a hint of spandex. Basically, it’ll feel like slipping into a beautiful set of pajamas.
Rachel Pally Anya Dress in Mirage, $153, Rachelpally.com
And finally, if you’re looking for length but not necessarily a floor-sweeper, consider Ingrid & Isabel’s high-low dress, complete with polished pleated accents. There’s also an optional, bump-defining belt. You can pair it with a pretty pair of pumps, and it’s even cool enough to top off with a Moto jacket. (How many baby shower dresses can you say that about?)
Ingrid & Isabel High/Low Maternity Dress, $118, Nordstrom.com
Lace Baby Shower Dresses
And lastly, for one of our favorite details on all maternity baby shower dresses: lace. Lace baby shower dresses might be covered from top-to-bottom in lace, or just accented in one spot (say, the sleeves). Regardless, lace baby shower dresses especially romantic, which is why they also earned a spot on our list. Scroll to see our favorite lace baby dresses!
Ingrid & Isabel’s formfitting stretch lace dress is built to change with your body while also showcasing that bump! It also has long lace sleeves, making it a perfect dress to take into fall and winter too.
Ingrid & Isabel Lace Maternity Dress, $98, Nordstrom.com
Hello, buttercup! Motherhood’s creamy yellow baby shower dress is perfect for the mother who doesn’t want to do the whole pink/blue thing. The illusion neckline flashes a hint of skin, while the bow sash and scalloped hem keep things sweet.
Motherhood Illusion Neckline Lace Maternity Dress, $70, Motherhood.com
A Pea in the Pod’s mint-hued, lace maternity dress with three-quarter sleeves is one of our favorite baby shower dresses. The high waistline flatters your bump, and the lace overlay is just so pretty. There’s also a small keyhole in the back.
A Pea in the Pod V-Neck Lace Maternity Dress, $148, Apeainthepod.com
Jessica Simpson’s hanky hem lace maternity dress, available in white or cobalt, has a slightly rustic feel, making it perfect for the outdoor baby shower. Accessorize it with a pair of lace-up leather sandals and you’ll be set!
Jessica Simpson Hanky Hem Maternity Dress, $70, Destinationmaternity.com
PinkBlush’s plus-size lace baby shower dress with elbow-length sleeves is not only available in nine shades, but also comes in sizes up to 3X. And it’s $70—what’s not to love?
PinkBlush Royal Blue Lace Plus Size Maternity Dress, $70, Pinkblush.com