9 Rent the Runway Dresses Our Chief Editor Rocked During Her Pregnancy

Need some inspiration for a chic pregnancy wardrobe? The Bump Editor-in-Chief dishes on the maternity dresses she snagged from Rent the Runway. You can too!
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By Kristen Maxwell Cooper, The Bump Editor-in-Chief
Updated August 6, 2020
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The Bump Editor-in-Chief and fashion-forward mom-to-be Kristen Maxwell Cooper recently tried out Rent the Runway’s new Unlimited service for maternity clothing rentals, and fell head over heels. Here are the dresses she scored and how she styled them for fresh looks throughout her pregnancy.

Rent the Runway’s Unlimited maternity service was announced mere weeks after my own pregnancy announcement. With their monthly membership, you’re able to rent four pieces and return them whenever you want for unlimited swaps. And with wardrobe choices filtered by trimester, it’s a breeze to find maternity and bump-friendly styles perfect for your stage of pregnancy. Since I’ve always been a fan of their one-time rentals (it was my go-to each year during peak wedding season), I jumped at the chance to give their new service a try. Below is a roundup of the dresses I’ve rented and loved throughout my pregnancy.

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Vince Paprika Pleated Cami Dress

This was my summer go-to. It was easy and comfortable, and could be dressed up with heeled lace-up sandals or dressed down with a simple pair of flats. I even wore it into September and October when it started getting brisk—I’d simply add a denim or leather jacket.

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Tanya Taylor Stripe Nola Dress

Paired with heeled sandals and statement earrings, this semi-off-the-shoulders dress made me feel cute and stylish with very little effort. Not to mention the fabric is a blend of cotton and linen, making it a light and breezy option on 90-degree days.

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Tanya Taylor Printed Loreda Dress

I wore this to a NYC Fashion Week event. I wanted something trendy and bold, but also flattering. Oh, and did I mention the 100 percent humidity that week? This dress hit every mark. It also has a little slit on the right side, which made it even feel a little sexy.

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Karen Zambos Hunter Green Cynthia Dress

This is an office staple that could work no matter what the dress code. I wore it with peep toe pumps, but you could pair with classic flats and a blazer if your office leans more corporate. (It also comes in a fun bird print, although it was never available when I wanted to rent it.)

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Amanda Uprichard Nectar Sazia Dress

She’s one of the designers on RTR that actually has maternity-specific pieces. While I loved the fit of this dress, keep in mind the color is even brighter in person. So if you shy away from vibrant hues, this may not be for you.

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Adeam Black Printed Plisse Dress

I rented this at the beginning of my pregnancy and because of the flowy style, you could barely tell I was pregnant. It’s actually back in my cart now that I’m in my third trimester—it’s roomy enough for my constantly growing belly and the two-tone skirt has a cool factor that’s hard to come by in maternity wear.

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Slate & Willow Lace Yoke Maternity Shift

This is a sweeter look than I tend to go for, but I loved the mixed materials and off-the-shoulder style. Plus, it felt appropriate for the office. I balanced out the girly florals with black lace up sandals and a leather jacket thrown over my shoulders.

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Sanctuary Delphina Tier Maxi

A perfect casual weekend dress. I kept this for a few weeks and would just throw it on with sandals for running errands or grabbing brunch. It’s lower cut than it appears in the photos, but a bralette or tank underneath could add just the right amount of coverage.

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Ingrid & Isabel Kimono Maternity Maxi

This isn’t my usual look, but my sister encouraged me to give this dress a try—and I loved it! (Not to mention, I received so many compliments). I wore it to work as well as to a casual evening event I was hosting.

Published October 2018 Want to check out more Rent the Runway maternity wear? Head here to see The Bump favorites.

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