maternity wedding guest dresses

Best Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses

Anticipating the pitter-patter of little feet doesn't have to mean missing out on the joy of a wedding celebration. With the best maternity wedding guest dresses, you can enjoy comfort, confidence, and style while toasting the happy couple. 

From selecting the right color and cut to finding the perfect bump-friendly dress for the weather and dress code, we have the tips and tricks you need to find the perfect outfit.

Tips For Choosing Bump Friendly Dresses

When it comes to picking a maternity wedding guest dress, there are a few things you should keep in mind, like comfort, style, color, and the dress code.

Prioritize Your Comfort

Let’s face it, the last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable in your dress. 

You need a dress that moves with you and lets you enjoy the day to the fullest. Opt for light, breathable fabrics that keep you cool, steering clear of anything that might feel stiff or itchy against your skin.

Let's also talk about fit. 

Say no to anything that feels like a straightjacket. You want to be able to move and groove, so opt for a dress that gives you some wiggle room. Adjustable waistlines or ties are a smart choice, too. They'll let you adjust the fit as your little one grows, and that's a win in our book.

Consider Different Dress Styles

When you're picking out a dress, think about the styles that make you feel beautiful. Here are a few that are particularly flattering for pregnant women:

Andie Dress in Powder Pink-Adult
Wrap dresses: Wrap dresses like this Andie Dress are a fantastic choice for moms-to-be. They're adjustable, so they'll grow with you, and they create a lovely silhouette.
Midi dresses: Midi dresses like our Sutton Dress are the chameleons of your wardrobe, shifting from casual to formal with ease.
Tessie dress in sage adult
Maxi dresses: Maxi dresses like the Tessie Dress are a fantastic choice for moms-to-be who want a more elegant look but still want to feel comfortable. This is a great choice for a formal wedding or even a bridesmaid look.

The Right Color Can Make a Difference

​​When you're pondering the perfect hue for your nursing friendly dresses, let's look at the big picture. 

The season of the wedding is key. 

For a spring or summer affair, a light and breezy color like pink, lavender, or yellow might be just the ticket. If it's a fall or winter celebration, consider a deeper jewel tone, such as burgundy, navy, or emerald green.

Here are some specific color suggestions for maternity wedding guest dresses:

For a spring or summer wedding:

  • Light pink 
  • Lavender 
  • Yellow 
  • Mint green 
  • Coral

For a fall or winter wedding:

  • Burgundy 
  • Navy 
  • Emerald green 
  • Plum 
  • Black
Melody Dress in Midnight Rose-Adult

 For a formal wedding guest dress, you can try these colors:

  • Black 
  • Navy 
  • Sage green 
  • Red
Gracie Dress in Black Chiffon-Adult

For a casual dress you can try something more daring like fun prints or a big pop of color!

bump friendly dress

The key is to feel confident and at ease in your dress, and depending on your likes, the color is a huge contributor to this.

Prepare for the Weather

When you're picking out a maternity wedding guest dress, think about the weather. 

If it's a warm climate or the summer season, go for a lightweight, breathable fabric like cotton or linen. These fabrics will keep you feeling cool and comfortable. You might also want to consider a dress with short sleeves or a sleeveless design to help you beat the heat.

For those chillier affairs or winter weddings, a dress in wool or velvet is your trusty companion. These fabrics will keep you snug. And don't forget to add a nice coat or shawl for extra warmth.

For outdoor weddings, a quick glance at the weather forecast is your best friend. If rain is in the cards, pack an umbrella or a stylish raincoat. And if it's a windy day, opt for dresses that won't have you doing your best Marilyn Monroe impression!

Mind the Dress Code

It's so important to respect the couple’s wishes regarding what to wear. 

Not only does it show that you’re considerate of their preferences, but it also helps to create a cohesive look and feel for the day. While it’s great to let your personal style shine, it’s also important to stay within the lines of what the couple wants.

Then, there's the question of formality. A black-tie affair calls for something more elegant than, say, a laid-back garden ceremony. There is one secret that you can always count on to make sure you’re in the dress code: take a good look at the invitation. 

Many couples will include their dress code there. If not, it's always better to be a little more conservative. You can't go wrong with a classic look like this Coco Dress.

At the end of the day, planning out the best wedding guest look shouldn’t stress you out. 

If you’re having a hard time, take a look at our collection of maternity dresses and nursing friendly dresses and discover the one that's just right for that special day!