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Chic Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses for Every Type of Affair

Whether you’re heading to a swanky reception or a casual affair, we’ve got the perfect maternity wedding guest dress for you.
ByKorin Miller|Updated February 7, 2024
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Chic Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses for Every Type of Affair
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If you’re anything like us, getting a wedding invite sends a thrill of excitement down your spine. But when you’re pregnant, finding the perfect maternity wedding guest dress can be more than a little challenging. You want to look cute (of course), but these days, comfort is key. “As weddings often involve extended periods of standing and dancing, comfort becomes crucial, particularly for pregnant women,” explains Jenny Greenstein, a personal stylist and founder of Your Soul Style. Plus, the thought of dipping into countless stores to try on countless dresses can leave anyone feeling exhausted. But don’t sweat it! Here, you’ll find a handy guide on what to wear to every type of event—and a few picks from our favorite maternity fashion brands.

There are a few key trends to keep in mind for this wedding season. “Roses are one of the big trends this year—be it from floral, specifically rose, prints or embellishments or appliqués,” says stylist Lauren Rae Levy Vigneron, founder of the LRL Group. “Also, in previous years, we saw a lot of vibrant colors on the runway, and this year, it seems to be toned down a bit.” Instead, neutral shades and preppy styles “with a little bit of an edgy twist” are big, Vigneron says. “Lastly, metallic and sheer fabrics were on the runway a lot for this year,” she adds. Aside from repping the latest trends, Greenstein advises pregnant wedding guests to “consider flexible fabrics, proper belly support with suitable undergarments and a silhouette that doesn’t feel overly restrictive.” As for accessories, opt for a moderate heel height for comfort and safety.

Ready to start your search? Keep scrolling to shop the best maternity wedding guest dresses available right now. From floor-sweeping gowns to figure-hugging cocktail dresses and laid-back maxis, these maternity dresses for a wedding will fit and flatter you and your bump!

How We Chose the Best Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses

We considered several elements when choosing the best maternity wedding guest dresses:

  • We consulted two fashion experts—Levy Vigneron and Greenstein—for their input on the biggest trends in maternity wedding guest dresses right now, as well as important factors to consider.

  • We relied on our personal experience with maternity wedding guest dresses to weigh whether certain styles or silhouettes would be a good fit.

  • We analyzed customer reviews for each outfit to ensure it was a good fit for other expectant moms. Only dresses with an average rating of four or more stars were considered.

Best Formal Maternity Dresses for Weddings

It’s hard enough to pick out the perfect everyday outfit when expecting, but finding maternity wedding guest dresses fit for a formal event can really put the pressure on. Typically, a black-tie dress code calls for sophisticated attire in dark colors like black and navy or muted neutral tones. Opt for a full-length dress made from good quality materials, such as velvet, chiffon or silk. Still stumped? Luckily, any of these gorgeous gowns will have you looking like the belle of the ball.

Chic column dress

Ingrid & Isabel Column Maternity Dress
Image: Nordstrom

This stunning maternity wedding guest pick is beyond chic. The black column dress offers a modern take on black-tie for moms that prefer a minimalist look. Plus, the spandex-blend fabric is super stretchy to ensure a comfortable fit.

Size range: XS to XL | Material: 93% rayon/7% spandex | Care instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry

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Watercolor floral print dress

Seraphine Floral Wrap Maternity & Nursing Maxi Dress
Image: Seraphine
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Seraphine|$229

As noted by Levy Vigneron, roses are huge this season. That’s one of the reasons we adore this floral maternity wedding guest dress by Seraphine. The soft jersey gown has a wrap front bodice with built-in nursing access and a sheer overlay skirt adorned with a wash of watercolor roses—simply stunning.

Size range: 2 to 14 | Material: 95% viscose/5% spandex (bodice); 100% viscose (skirt) | Care instructions: N/A

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Corsage maternity dress

Club L London In Bloom Maternity Maxi Dress
Image: Club L London
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Club L London|$130

For a slightly different take on the floral trend, look no further than this gorgeous gown. Made from a premium stretch jersey, this double-lined dress hugs your curves in all the right places. But the real show-stopping detail is the white bardot neckline highlighted with a 3D rose corsage.

Size range: 4 to 12 | Material: 95% polyester/5% spandex | Care instructions: Dry clean

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Convertible dress

Birdy Grey Grace Convertible Dress Curve
Image: Birdy Grey
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Birdy Grey|$99

Okay, so technically this next pick is a maternity bridesmaid dress, but the amazing array of available colors and the elegant empire silhouette make it count as an awesome guest option too. We love the fact that this dress can be worn multiple ways—strapless, halter, Grecian style and more!

Size range: XS to 3X | Material: Polyester | Care instructions: Dry clean

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Plum maternity maxi dress

Stowaway Collection Cara Maternity Maxi Dress
Image: Nordstrom

This is one of those maternity wedding guest dresses that you can wear to any wedding, whether it’s being held at an upscale indoor venue or a breezy outdoor garden. The full-length skirt keeps things classy, while the minimalist cut makes it feel modern. Plus, the stretchy fabric helps show off your curves without constricting movement—because even pregnant mamas have been known to get down on the dance floor. For a black tie event we recommend the rich plum hue but the dusty rose pink option is equally pretty.

Size range: 2-4 to 14-16 | Material: 96% modal/4% spandex | Care instructions: Machine wash, dry flat

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Lace bodice gown

Tiffany Rose Rosa Gown in Vintage Blush
Image: Nordstrom

This form-flattering gown is the perfect choice for a fancy affair. With a flowing, floor-length skirt and a nude lace crossover bodice, it’s a perfect maternity wedding guest look for black-tie events. Plus, the luminous pink sash gives a nod to this season's metallic trend and accentuates your waist to highlight your growing bump.

Size range: 2-4 to 14-16 | Material: 100% nylon (lace); 93% micro modal/7% spandex (bodice lining); 95% acetate/5% spandex (skirt); 95% viscose/5% spandex (lining) | Care instructions: Dry clean

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Mermaid-style gown

Kimi and Kai Edrei Maternity Mermaid Gown
Image: Nordstrom
Buying Options
Nordstrom|$88

This berry mermaid-style gown is a real showstopper, and is sure to become your go-to maternity formal dress. The elegant frock has a V-neckline and subtle ruching, making it perfect for pregnant moms that like to accentuate their curves.

Size range: XS to XL | Material: 95% rayon/5% spandex | Care instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry

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Muted blue chiffon dress

PinkBlush Blue Chiffon Maternity Plus Maxi Dress
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PinkBlush|$89

When it comes to maternity dresses for weddings, this plus-size formal gown from PinkBlush Maternity is a pretty and practical pick. The soft blue color is flattering for everyone and is in line with the more muted color-palette gracing the catwalks these days. We also love the wrap-style V-neckline that can comfortably accommodate your ever-growing bustline.

Size range: 1X to 3X | Material: Polyester | Care instructions: Hand wash cold, line dry

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Best Maternity Cocktail Dresses for Weddings

Weddings with a cocktail dress code are a little more relaxed than super-formal parties. You could go for a shorter style, a midi dress or even a knockout jumpsuit. Need a little shopping inspiration? These maternity cocktail dresses for weddings will do the trick. Our favorite frocks in this category include a timeless LBD and a cool cape dress.

Sparkly maternity dress

Seraphine Black Sparkle Maternity Dress
Image: Seraphine
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Seraphine|$95

With its sparkle detail and elegant cut, this striking midi dress is perfect for events that call for a cocktail attire. The waist is gathered under the bust to perfectly accentuate your figure, while the stretchy fabric will keep you feeling confident and comfortable as you twirl your way across the dance floor.

Size range: 2 to 16 | Material: 94% polyester/6% spandex | Care instructions: Hand wash

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Cape sleeve dress

Club L London Hey Mama Powder Blue Maternity Cape Sleeve Dress
Image: Club L London
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Club L London|$100

Club L London is home to plenty of wow-worthy pregnancy dresses for weddings. Just take a peek at this powder blue dress with dramatic statement cape sleeves. The on-trend silhouette is balanced out by a demure high neckline and mid-length hem, making it totally wedding-appropriate.

Size range: 4 to 10 | Material: 95% polyester/5% spandex | Care instructions: Dry clean

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Bardot-style maternity dress

PinkBlush Light Pink Solid Off Shoulder Maternity Fitted Dress
Image: PinkBlush

Check out this on-trend style by PinkBlush Maternity. The sweetheart neckline adds a feminine touch, while the soft, stretch fabric keeps things comfortable. The subdued petal hue is sweet for expectant moms—and a big color this season—but if pink isn’t your thing, the dress also comes in three other colors.

Size range: S to XL | Material: 95% polyester/5% spandex | Care instructions: Hand wash cold, line dry

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Draped maternity dress

HATCH Collection The Riviera Dress
Image: HATCH Collective
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HATCH Collection|$348

The Riviera Dress by HATCH Collection is a total show-stopper thanks to its silky material and sumptuous blue shade. You’ll appreciate the roomy cocoon shape designed to drape expertly over your bump, as well as the removable sash you can use to cinch at the waist. It’s basically two dresses in one.

Size range: Petite, one-size | Material: Polyester | Care instructions: Machine wash cold, dry flat

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Maternity Wrap Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress
Image: Show Me Your Mumu

This wrap-style maternity wedding guest dress is bound to be a show-shopper, with tons of color and sizing options. The sleeveless cut and V-neckline in the front and back give it a feminine touch, but, better yet, the loose, flowy fit means you can freely enjoy the cocktail hors d’oeuvres. (Only fair, since the cocktails themselves are off the menu!)

Size range: XXS to 3X | Material: Polyester | Care instructions: N/A

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Fit-and-flare maternity dress

Sexy Mama Maternity Classic Flare Maternity Dress
Image: Sexy Mama Maternity

The best maternity cocktail dresses are sexy and flattering, and this fit-and-flare dress definitely delivers. The stretchy fabric ensures a great fit for your growing bump while keeping things snug in all the right places. Red not your color? No worries—this dress comes in a myriad of shades.

Size range: 2-6 to 18-20 | Material: N/A | Care instructions: N/A

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Pretty peach maternity dress

Hope & Ivy Maternity Cut-Out Balloon Sleeve Maxi Dress
Image: Asos
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ASOS|$70.50

Pantone's color of the year was “peach fuzz,” so you’ll be right on trend with this floral frock. The gathered waist and sheer balloon sleeves are flattering for any body type, and the silky fabric will photograph beautifully. Add your favorite accessories for a pulled-together maternity wedding guest outfit.

Size range: 4 to 12 | Material: Polyester | Care instructions: Machine wash

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Best Casual Maternity Dresses for Weddings

Attending a wedding with a casual dress code? The good news is that there are countless cute dress styles available online. We’ve selected the best of the bunch, including a maxi maternity dress for summer wedding guests and a bunch of floral frocks you can wear all year round.

Floral mini dress

Angel Maternity Print Maternity Wrap Dress
Image: Nordstrom
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Nordstrom|$69.95

Still looking for that perfect maternity dress for a wedding? Take a look at this adorable floral wrap-style dress by Angel Maternity. We adore the bright, bold florals that pop against a navy blue background for a touch of class. Plus, the shorter length and cotton material make this perfect for a destination wedding.

Size range: XS to XXL | Material: 93% viscose/7% spandex | Care instructions: Machine wash, line dry

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Tiered bump-friendly dress

Rachel Pally Linen Doreen Dress
Image: Rachel Pally
Buying Options
Rachel Pally|$290

What would you say if we told you there are fabulous maternity wedding guest dresses you can wear even after baby arrives? Whether you’re sporting a bump or not, this black dress by Rachel Pally is a stylish choice for laid-back affairs. Made from breathable linen, it’s got room for your growing bump but will also work well once your pregnancy is over. Pair it with your favorite sandals or dress it up with heels and a clutch.

Size range: 1X to 3X | Material: 70% rayon/30% linen | Care instructions: Machine wash cold, lay flat to dry

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Floaty maternity dress

MAMA Flounce-trimmed Dress
Image: H&M
Buying Options
H&M|$74.99

How about this ethereal maternity wedding dress? It’s floaty, floral and downright dreamy. A delicate ruffle V-neck is complimented by a washed out print with pops of green, blue and yellow. We picture this at a relaxed garden party or beach ceremony.

Size range: XS to XXL | Material: Polyester | Care instructions: N/A

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Maternity slip dress

HATCH Collection The Ricky Slip Dress
Image: HATCH Collection
Buying Options
HATCH Collection|$228

Dresses with a slinky feel are big this season, according to Vigneron. This easygoing slip dress is just the thing for a relaxed elopement or city wedding. It’s made of a silky fabric that floats over your curves and is loose enough to last to the very end of your pregnancy. What’s more, it’s available in either a pretty gray or classic black. It’s one of those maternity wedding guest dresses that looks effortlessly chic—and we’re all about outfits that require minimal planning.

Size range: 0 to 4 | Material: Polyester | Care instructions: Machine wash gentle cold, tumble dry low

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Mock neck mini dress

Ingrid & Isabel The Mingle Dress
Image: Ingrid & Isabel

Maternity wedding guest dresses don’t have to be floor-length. For low-key receptions, this knee-length dress is a fabulous choice. The navy and white dotted pattern gives it a whimsical vibe, while the high neck and ruffle details keep things elevated. And best of all, it’s stretchy for guaranteed comfort.

Size range: XS to XL | Material: Polyester | Care instructions: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

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Maternity jumpsuit

Nom Maternity Lucia Jumpsuit
Image: Nordstrom

Not into dresses? No worries. This maternity jumpsuit by Nom Maternity is perfect for a casual ceremony. The wrap front top shows off your decolletage and the flutter sleeves are the perfect length. Pair it with pointed toe flats and plenty of jewelry for an understated wedding guest look.

Size range: XS to XL | Material: 95% rayon/5% spandex | Care instructions: Machine wash and lay flat to dry

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About the writer: Korin Miller is a mom of four young kids who has been to plenty of weddings while pregnant. She knows firsthand which styles and fabrics can stand up through hours of celebration, and which won’t leave you feeling your best. Korin has been a commerce and health writer for over a decade, with bylines in publications like Forbes, Women’s Health, Prevention, Wall Street Journal and more.

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Jenny Greenstein is a mom of two and personal stylist based in New York City. She has over 15 years experience in the fashion industry and is the founder and creative director of YourSoulStyle.

Lauren Rae Levy Vigneron is a mom of one, fashion consultant and founder of the LRL Group.

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