Baby Shower Ideas: What to Wear

Whether you feel like a glowing mother-to-be, or a swollen, uncomfortable, ‘when will this pregnancy be over’ mumma-to-be, your baby shower is a special event that you will no doubt look back fondly on in years to come.

It can be hard to settle on an outfit that proudly flaunts your growing bump, flatters your new curves and above all else, is comfortable. These days’ baby showers span everything from a high-end soiree, complete with champagne tower and extravagant sweets buffet to a more low-key backyard affair. Personally, I had a wonderful time at my baby shower when I was pregnant with Evie. My mum and sister put so much effort into the day, which involved a backyard marquee and teeny tiny custard tarts.

I opted for a flowing maxi from Forever New for my baby shower and recently my sister had her baby shower and she also went for a Grecian style maxi dress, so I think there is something to be said for the practicality of the maxi dress and its ability to tick those tricky fashion, plus comfort boxes. That said, if you are lucky enough to retain great legs through your pregnancy (this was not me), there are some options below to show them off, whilst retaining your modesty.

So, whether you are on a budget or have some cash to splash, I have found some absolutely stunning bump-friendly dresses from the high-street to the high-end and what I love about all of them is that they will still be just as gorgeous post pregnancy.

Shop the Look:

1. Isabella Oliver Ruched One Shoulder Maternity Dress
2. Forever New Jacinta Printed Silk Maxi Dress
3. Camilla Earth Chant V Neck Racer Back Dress
4. Metalicus Lucca Drape Tank Dress

Let your bump do the talking and keep accessories minimalist. Wear with…

5. Sambag Grace Nude Plain Patent Ballet Flats
6. Babyanything Fine Heart Bracelet

About the Author:

Leah Mulcaire is a fashion-loving mum of two, who knows how confronting it can be trying to remain stylish and feel beautiful with a growing bump. She believes pregnancy is a great opportunity to embrace our gorgeous new curves and make the most of dressing them. Leah is our go-to source for fashion advice for mums-to-be and us "already" mums, who have had to adapt our pre-pregnancy style to embrace motherhood.

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