Maternity Wedding Dresses: Short, Long and Plus-Size Picks!

Shop The Bump’s guide to the best, most stunning maternity wedding dresses, include short, long and plus-size picks!
ByRose Walano
Sep 2020
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Congratulations, bride-to-be—and mom-to-be too! If you’re getting hitched with a baby on the way, then you’re going to need a maternity wedding dress. Sure, you can size up on a regular wedding dress and tailor it to your heart’s content. But when you see the selection of maternity wedding dresses out there, specifically made for you and your bump on your wedding day, we think we know which way your heart will go. Whether long and flowing or short and bump-conscious, all of these maternity wedding dresses are stunners!

Scroll to see The Bump’s 23 favorite maternity wedding dresses, including maternity wedding gowns, short maternity wedding dresses, plus-size maternity wedding dresses and cheap maternity wedding dresses. (Because you can never save too much money while planning a wedding!)

Maternity Wedding Gowns

If you think of wedding dresses and think “long,” then this category is filled with the maternity wedding dresses you’ll love. Full-length and flowing, these maternity wedding bridal gowns are floor sweepers perfect for a formal affair. See our favorite maternity wedding gowns below!

David’s Bridal’s beaded maternity wedding dress, crafted from a combination of polyester and spandex, is the definition of understated elegance. The bodice criss-crosses above an empire waist—ideal for accommodating a baby bump. And those embellished cap sleeves? The perfect pop of dazzle.

David’s Bridal Beaded Cap Sleeve Long Jersey Maternity Dress, $230,

Want to show off those shoulders, bride-to-be? This strapless Tiffany Rose beauty, covered from top to bottom with lace and cinched at the waist with a thick white ribbon, will help you do just that.

Tiffany Rose Maternity Liara Lace Gown Long, $425,

Can’t get enough of those lace maternity wedding dresses? Here’s another! Courtesy of Séraphine, this long and flowing maternity wedding dress features short lace sleeves with scalloped edges attached to a sweetheart neckline. All kinds of romance.

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Séraphine Ivory Silk & Lace Maternity Wedding Gown, $549,

Another stunning piece by Séraphine (a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge) is this white chiffon dress, special on this list of maternity wedding dresses as it’s the only convertible option. With a bit of clever tying, you can give this maternity wedding dress either one or two sleeves, meaning that you could come out of your ceremony wearing one look and go into your reception with another.

Séraphine Ivory Multi-Way Grecian Wedding Gown, $419,

Getting married in the fall or winter? Then you may be on the hunt for maternity wedding gowns with sleeves—like the Evie by Tiffany Rose. This stretch-fit number boasts lace, elbow-length sleeves. You can customize the piece with your choice of satin sash.

Tiffany Rose Maternity Evie Lace Gown Long, $630,

Mywony Bridal’s Maia maternity wedding dress is proof that you can indeed look outside the big box stores for your wedding dress—to Etsy! Just look at this whimsical beauty. The fitted bodice is accented with lace, while the skirt is carefully gathered and draped for gorgeous movement while dancing.

Mywony Bridal Maia Maternity Wedding Dress, $895,

You want simple? We’ve got simple. Envie de Fraise’s plunging tank dress is barely embellished. The subtle gathering on the straps and (removable) belt is all you need to make a statement in this soft, comfy piece.

Envie de Fraise Maternity Dress — Romaine Tank, $155,

Short Maternity Wedding Dresses

Of course, not every bride wants to go long on her wedding day. If you’re a bride who wants to keep it short and sweet, to wear something easy to move (and especially dance!) in, then these short maternity wedding dresses should be just your speed. From bejeweled minis to fitted lace sheaths, see The Bump’s favorite short maternity wedding dresses!

Oh, hey there, bump! Tiffany Rose Maternity’s short lace fitted maternity wedding dress is made for the bride who wants to show off her baby bump. But while the fit may be body-conscious, those scalloped edges add a sweet touch.

Tiffany Rose Maternity Chloe Lace Dress Short, $240,

Ruff’ed up! Pietro Brunelli’s sheath dress is a blank palette, save for those ruffled rosette sleeves, which are just so romantic. (Also, not here for a white maternity wedding dress? This gown comes in sapphire, baby blue and blush too.)

Pietro Brunelli Ruffled Maternity Dress, $140,

This linen sheath is a gorgeous casual option, but still totally bride-worthy, thanks to its sparkling rhinestone neckline. And the swing fit leaves plenty of room for that baby bump.

Pietro Brunelli Embellished Maternity Dress, $165,

Few brands know how to make a party dress like Chi Chi London, and this white lace maternity dress is no exception! The short lace sleeves are elegant, while the handkerchief hem adds boho flair.

Chi Chi London Maternity All Over Lace Midi Dress, $111,

Another lacy option, Séraphine’s short, sleeveless maternity wedding dress mixes a playful peekaboo neckline with a sweet silk sash. Plus, like almost all of the brand’s maternity wedding dresses, it features a stretch panel in the back, so you don’t have to worry about your blossoming bump getting in the way of a flawless fit.

Séraphine Luxe Ivory Lace Trim Dress, $315,

And one more for the always-trendy, non-traditional bride: a blush chiffon maternity wedding dress. The flutter sleeves are retro-glamor, and the jeweled belt adds a touch of shine. And that hue? It doesn’t get more romantic than that!

Séraphine Blush Silk Chiffon Maternity Dress, $275,

Plus-Size Maternity Wedding Dresses

Curvy gals with a babe on the way, raise your hands! These plus-size maternity wedding dresses are designed to flaunt your figure while also honoring the special occasion that is your wedding day. Whether you’re a boho beauty, lace lover or “something blue” enthusiast, we have something for everyone. See our favorite plus-size maternity wedding dresses below!

Little lace straps on a strapless chiffon column with a sweetheart neckline? As far as maternity wedding dresses go, it doesn’t get more classic than that. If you’re wearing it in the cooler months, you can top it off with a shawl like the model.

PinkBlush Ivory Lace Accent Chiffon Plus Maternity Evening Gown, $109,

Caped crusader! If you want to look like a boss on your wedding day, it doesn’t get any fiercer than a maternity wedding dress with a cape.

Design by C Boutique Bree Ivory Chiffon Maternity Dress, $120,

The best thing about this maternity wedding dress? It’s available in 19 sizes! As the skirts are fully flowing, sizes are determined by your bust, and are available from a 32A to a 44DDD. And it’s a convertible wedding dress, so you can change the strap style to your liking. And if old-school ivory isn’t your thing, don’t worry. There are 29 more colors to choose from!

Silk Fairies Embrace Convertible Maternity Dress, $89,

Something blue? How about this baby-blue maternity dress, perfect for both the mom-to-be and the mom who just gave birth. The removable lace layer makes it easy to nurse, while also keeping things formal for a special occasion. Plus, it’s affordable: Only $60! (Available up to a size 16.)

ASOS Maternity Nursing Lace Double Layer Skater Mini Dress, $60,

Show off your shape—and your bump—in this fitted, knee-length lace dress with elbow-length sleeves. A huge plus: it stretches, so it will grow with you throughout your pregnancy. And if it feels a little plain, You can team it with a pair of statement heels—your something blue, maybe?—for an instant punch of sass.

PinkBlush Ivory Lace Maternity Dress, $75,

Cheap Maternity Wedding Dresses

While we love all the maternity wedding dresses on this list, this last group might be our favorite. Why? Because all the maternity wedding dresses on this list are cheap—$100 or less! Not bad for a wedding dress, eh? And just because these are cheap maternity wedding dresses doesn’t mean they look it. With lace details and floral appliqués, these affordable maternity wedding dresses give off a luxury vibe—without emptying your bank account, luxury-style. Find the best cheap maternity wedding dresses below!

How would you describe a white maternity wedding dress with a modified halter neckline and floral accents? Beautiful, that’s how! Whether you’re looking for a dress for a small, intimate affair, or a second dress for your reception, this silk mini has flare to spare.

A Pea in the Pod Silk Beaded Detail Maternity Dress, $50,

This short-sleeved sheath dress with pleated accents above the empire waistline feels just right for a courthouse wedding. And peep the price tag—only $70!

Envie de Fraise Maternity Dress — Audrey, $70,

This short lace maternity wedding dress with a handkerchief hem and a V-neckline would be a lovely choice for a garden wedding (not to mention a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner). And the price tag? Just $70.

Taylor Maternity Lace Midi dress, $70,

Long and lovely, while still being easy to wear, this cotton cross-back maternity maxi dress is a light and airy choice. We could easily imagine an expectant bride wearing it while strolling along the sand at her beach wedding.

Destination Maternity Cross Back Maternity Maxi Dress, $50,

Is there anything more flattering than an off-the-shoulder dress? We say no, which is why the last dress on our list of the best maternity wedding dresses is this off-the-shoulder dress, crafted from soft scuba material. It also boasts a lace overlay and a steamy peekaboo back, perfect for the bride who’s also a fashion plate. And the best part? It’s only $87.

ASOS Maternity Lace & Scuba Bardot Cross Front Midi Dress, $87,

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