The Best Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses for Every Bridal Party Look
So you have a pregnant lady in your bridal party. First thought: Yay! Second thought: Oh, boy! (Or girl!) How to dress all your bridesmaids—including your pregnant bridesmaid—in the bridesmaid dress of your dreams? Don’t fret! You’re not the first bride-to-be with an expectant bridesmaid in your bridal party, and you certainly won’t be the last. Thankfully, many bridesmaid dress companies are recognizing that fact. Believe us: There are plenty of stunning maternity bridesmaid dresses to choose from today, and we’re putting them all in one place for you! Whether you’re going with mismatched bridesmaid dresses (i.e., giving your ladies a color or style to look for and letting them choose the dress they feel most comfortable in) or crave a more uniform look, we’ve found gowns you (and your pregnant ‘maid) will love.
Here, our comprehensive guide to where to shop for the best maternity bridesmaid dresses and the trendiest pregnant bridesmaid dress colors, plus our favorite picks for every style and size.
When it comes to finding beautiful maternity bridesmaid dresses, there are plenty of shops to choose from, but there are a few special places bridal parties turn to time and time again. Learn about six of the top maternity dress brands and our favorite styles from each.
Consider this the mecca of gorgeous bridesmaid dresses—maternity or otherwise. The retailer carries lots of beloved labels, including Jenny Yoo (famous for its amazing convertible options) and the brand’s own relatively affordable namesake line, Brideside. Best of all, if you can’t make it to a store, you can try on up to three gowns at home. The program comes in clutch for pregnant bridesmaids unsure of their size.
We’re obsessed with this romantic gown, which comes in the most luxurious shades—hello, “Vintage Teal!” The empire waistline accommodates your baby bump, while the convertible panels accommodate any wedding vision. The dress can be worn strapless, as shown, or with a variety of other necklines.
Buy it: Jenny Yoo Serafina Maternity Bridesmaid Dress, starting from $260, Brideside.com
The Dessy Group
For an endless variety of cuts and colors, it’s hard to beat The Dessy Group! In addition to carrying go-to brands like Alfred Sung, After Six and its own collection, the store has a dedicated lineup of maternity bridesmaid dresses. Better yet, many of the styles come in dozens of shades for any wedding color palette.
We like this long maternity bridesmaid dress for its empire waistline and unique neckline. It doesn’t hurt that it comes in everything from a moody, black floral “Noir Garden” pattern to a solid, purpleish peony hue called “Enchanted.” And FYI, everything sold by The Dessy Group comes in plus sizes up to size 30.
Buy it: After Six M424 Maternity Bridesmaid Dress, starting from $284, Dessy.com
Seraphine—a favorite of Duchess Kate and Zoe Saldana’s—is known for its stunning collection of formal maternity dresses, including pregnant bridesmaid dresses. While the brand is pricey overall, the quality and refined details are hard to beat. We love this floor-length blush stunner for its lace bodice, cap sleeves and jeweled waistband.
Buy it: Seraphine Blush Silk & Eyelash Lace Maternity Gown, $479, Seraphine.com
An ever-popular bridal retailer, David’s Bridal always has your back. While the brand sells a variety of regular bridesmaid dresses with bump-friendly waistlines, they also sell this one just for pregnant ladies. Not only is the David’s Bridal maternity bridesmaid dress super-forgiving (hello, mesh), but those ruched sleeves can expand for additional coverage. Plus, it comes in many different colors to fit your wedding vibe.
Buy it: David’s Bridal Empire Waist Maternity Dress with Straps, starting from $160, DavidsBridal.com
This fast-fashion retailer may not be dedicated to wedding wear, but it actually has a vast assortment of bridesmaid dresses—including maternity bridesmaid dresses. The site is our source for inexpensive, trendy options, with some timeless styles thrown in there too. (It’s also got an inclusive array of tall, petite and plus size attire for the rest of your bridal party.)
Can you stay stunning? This springy yellow maternity bridesmaid gown has a trendy off-the-shoulder neckline, a sparkly sequin bodice and pretty pleats. Oh, and it won’t break the bank. (It also comes in a cool silvery gray shade.)
Buy it: Maya Maternity Bridesmaid Delicate Sequin Bardot High Low Maxi Dress, $140, ASOS.com
Of course, department stores are a great go-to place to find a selection of maternity bridesmaid dresses. Nordstrom, which is one of our favorite size-inclusive shops, stocks two well-known pregnancy brands, Tiffany Rose and Kimi and Kai. Check out this sleek mermaid gown by the latter. It comes in berry or black.
Buy it: Kimi and Kai Erdei Maternity Mermaid Dress, $88, Nordstrom.com
While our favorite brands for maternity bridesmaid dresses are above, your favorite colors for those dresses are below. We pulled from the most popular wedding colors right now and picked two pregnant bridesmaid dresses for each (especially useful if you’re doing mix-and-match dresses for your bridesmaids).
Blush Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
This romantic shade is always a favorite, especially for spring and summer.
Lace inserts, flowing pleats and a stylish V-neckline set this blush maternity bridesmaid dress apart. So does the under-$100 price tag.
Buy it: ASOS DESIGN Maternity PREMIUM Lace Insert Pleated Maxi Dress in Dusky Blush, $95, ASOS.com
This trendy maternity bridesmaid dress has a fun mesh neckline and comes in a traditional shade of blush, an ultra-light “Ice Pink” and this awesome “Frosé” hue.
Buy it: Brideside Lisa Maternity Bridesmaid Dress, starting from $180, Brideside.com
Gold Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
Metallic bridesmaid dresses are all the rage right now, with shimmering gold gowns at the head of the line. After all, it never hurts to add a little sparkle at a wedding, right?
This strapless gold maternity gown has a cute bow in the back, but the glittery fabric is what really caught our eye.
Buy it: Dessy M426LS Shimmer Maternity Bridesmaid Dress in Topaz Gold, starting from $305, Dessy.com
There’s gold, and then there’s the even hotter fad: rose gold. This maternity bridesmaid dress features a rose gold sequinned top over a luxe wedding-worthy tulle skirt.
Buy it: Maya Maternity Bridesmaid Sleeveless Midaxi Tulle Dress with Tonal Delicate Sequin Overlay in Taupe Blush, $109, ASOS.com
Black Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
Who says bridesmaids can’t wear black? In fact, more and more wedding parties are adopting dark attire. After all, it looks super sophisticated.
This black maternity bridesmaid dress gives a classic silhouette a major upgrade with the help of a one-shoulder sleeve.
Buy it: Alfred Sung Maternity Dress Style M427 in Black, starting from $242, Dessy.com
This off-the-shoulder black gown isn’t technically a bridesmaid dress, but it would fit right in at a more casual wedding. (Seriously—it looks just like Show Me Your Mumu’s beloved bridesmaid maxis.)
Buy it: Ingrid & Isabel Off the Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress in Black, $118, Nordstrom.com
Navy Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
You can never go wrong with something blue. But nowadays, many brides are pushing aside baby blues and turquoise for something darker—a royal blue or, as seen here, a navy.
There’s nothing classier than a simple, spaghetti-strap dress— especially if it’s this navy maternity bridesmaid dress.
Buy it: Amsale Janan Maternity Bridesmaid Dress in Navy, starting from $300, Brideside.com
High necklines are having a moment, which is why we’ve picked this gorgeous navy number. Plus, the price tag can’t be beat.
Buy it: TFNC Maternity Pleated Maxi Bridesmaid Dress in Navy, $95, ASOS.com
Burgundy Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
Burgundy bridesmaid dresses are always in style. That goes double if you’re throwing a fall or winter wedding.
This burgundy gown’s silky waistband will accentuate your pregnant bridesmaid’s bump in the best way.
Buy it: Brideside Jessie Maternity Bridesmaid Dress in Berry, starting from $180, Brideside.com
Searching for short maternity bridesmaid dresses? Here’s a pretty, burgundy lace number that doubles as a nursing dress.
Buy it: Seraphine Burgundy Lace Maternity Dress, $255, Seraphine.com
Purple Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
Brides obsess over this color, and for good reason—it’s so darn versatile. Lilac and lavender hues scream “garden wedding,” while deep amethyst and plum shades suit extra-formal affairs.
What’s not to love about this simple, elegant purple maternity bridesmaid dress?
Buy it: Dessy Collection M429 Maternity Bridesmaid Dress in Aubergine, starting from $231, Dessy.com
We’ll never tire of strapless bridesmaid dresses with sweetheart necklines. This one comes in beautiful “Macaron” shade (pictured) or a darker, more muted “Sugar Plum.”
Buy it: Brideside Kelly Maternity Bridesmaid Dress, starting from $180, Brideside.com
Gray Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
Gray is the neutral right now. The smoky hue comes in a variety of shades that mix well with lots of the other colors above.
We particularly enjoy the softness of this pleated chiffon maternity bridesmaid dress, embellished with gold floral lace. And yes, it’s sold on Etsy—you might be surprised by how many beautiful, custom gowns the online marketplace sells.
Buy it: Renz Rags Medium Gray Chiffon Maternity Bridesmaid Gown, starting from $108, Etsy.com
Have you ever seen a skirt quite like this? It’s just one of a few gorgeous elements in this gray maternity bridesmaid dress.
Buy it: Little Mistress Maternity Lace Insert Pleated Maxi Dress in Waterlily, $135, ASOS.com
Of course, shopping for bridesmaid dresses isn’t all about color. Maybe you’re looking for a specific length, fabric or silhouette. Here, we listed out the most searched-for styles when it comes to maternity (and non-maternity) bridesmaid dresses, and included some shoppable examples.
Long Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
Typically, the longer the hemline, the more formal the gown (that is, unless you’re going for a maxi sundress look). Most of the pregnant bridesmaid dresses above have floor-length skirts, but here’s one more long maternity bridesmaid dress for good measure. This one is ultra-romantic, courtesy of draped, off-the-shoulder sleeves.
Buy it: Amsale Bizzy Maternity Bridesmaid Dress, starting from $340, Brideside.com
Short Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
Knee-, tea- or midi-length styles are perfect for bohemian celebrations, daytime events or even more formal, cocktail attire weddings—it all depends on the specific design. Here’s a basic wrap number that can be dressed up or down.
Buy it: TFNC Maternity Bridesmaid Exclusive Wrap Front Midi Dress with Tie Back in Pink, $72, ASOS.com
Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses With Sleeves
Sleeves exude elegance, but they’re practical too if you’re hosting a cold-weather wedding. Just remember: Pregnant women are known to overheat, so skip heavy sleeves if it’s going to be warm already. If it’s not, this long-sleeve lace maternity bridesmaid dress is lovely.
Buy it: Seraphine Teal Lace Maternity Gown, $385, Seraphine.com
Chiffon Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
Ah, chiffon—it’s light, it’s airy and it may just be the most-purchased bridesmaid dress fabric. In turn, we’re spotlighting this dramatic red chiffon maternity bridesmaid dress.
Buy it: Kimi and Kai Lauren Chiffon & Lace Maternity Dress in Red, $148, Nordstrom.com
Some of the maternity bridesmaid dresses above are available in plus-sizes. (As we mentioned, all the maternity bridesmaids dresses from The Dessy Group are available up to a size 30.) Still, we’ve added a few more choices for our curvy moms-to-be. Below, shop our favorite plus-size maternity bridesmaid dresses.
One place we love for plus-size maternity dresses, including plus-size maternity bridesmaid dresses? PinkBlush Maternity, a source for all kinds of adorable and fashionable maternity threads. This chiffon gown has darling flutter sleeves. (And heads up to your pregnant bridesmaid: the retailer sells amazing maternity photo shoot dresses too.)
Buy it: PinkBlush Maternity Navy Blue Chiffon Bell Sleeve Plus Maternity Maxi Dress, $68, PinkBlushMaternity.com
Have you considered playing with prints? This dreamy plus-size maternity bridesmaid dress with sleeves boasts a gorgeous floral pattern. It’s something she’ll definitely want to wear again during her pregnancy, which is a hard feat to achieve when it comes to bridesmaid dresses.
Buy it: PinkBlushMaternity Forest Green Floral Chiffon Pleated Plus Maternity Maxi Dress, $68, PinkBlushMaternity.com
Here’s one final option from PinkBlush: This blush plus-size maternity bridesmaid dress made out of floral lace. It also comes in black, blue and burgundy: aka all the trendiest colors.
Buy it: PinkBlush Maternity Light Pink Lace Mesh Overlay Plus Maternity Maxi Dress, $95, PinkBlushMaternity.com
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Updated June 2019
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