It’s not always easy finding maternity wear that is a) both comfortable and functional, b) is made of quality materials you actually want on your ever-changing sensitive body, and c) LOOKS STYLISH! It can be challenging enough to find everyday attire (on that note, if you want a great hack for maternity jeans, we love what MotherLucker suggests), but special occasion dressing can be extra tricky… So, we’ve put together some of our top picks for chic holiday dresses. Sparkle on sugar plums!
Reformation: We love everything about this company that makes “killer clothes that don’t kill the environment.” Although not a maternity clothing company, they have many timeless styles that will adorn belly and after-baby bod beautifully.
The Winslow is a timeless flowing long wrap dress offered in multiple colors that will work for the holidays and beyond. One hack we love to do with wrap dresses that may start to expose too much with your growing belly is to embrace the slip trend and put a pretty slip under the dress for an extra silky tre chic layer:
The Blakely dress could work for many growing bellies (and will be stunning after pregnancy)! Its long silhouette with lace cut-outs make it the perfect elegant yet edgy black dress:
Amour Vert: The company’s name means “green love” in French, and it also means sustainable non-toxic materials and practices made ethically right here in the U.S. This company isn’t a maternity fashion label, but we’ve picked a few pieces that will be perfect for your bump and a great addition to your wardrobe after baby.
Dresses that are “ruched” are always a good idea when you’re pregnant. This comfortable and flattering dress can be worn fancy, or dressed down:
A classic tie midi flowing dress like this 100% silk beauty is a wardrobe staple and easy to add holiday pizazz:
Rachel Pally: Rachel gets it with her chic maternity line that flatters women's curves during pregnancy.
The long caftan dress is one of her all time best-sellers and you can clearly see why, plus it gives an understated nod to the 70s trend that’s in right now:
If you’re wanting something off the shoulder, we j’adore the elegant pascal dress:
Hatch: Modern moms don’t have to sacrifice a bit of their pre-belly style with Hatch.
The Daniella dress is made of comfortable merino wool and cotton blend and has a sweet swing shape to bring a little extra whimsy to the party:
If you want a dressy look without the dress, we love the Yves tunic that you can pair with leggings, tights, or comfortable jeans… Even try it with thigh-high boots! This polished piece can be taken day-to-night with no fuss:
Isabella Oliver: Aims to make women feel effortlessly stylish during pregnancy, and clearly they do a beautiful job of it.
Exposing shoulders can be a sexy way to flaunt your beautiful body when pregnant without feeling like you’re revealing too much… This one-shoulder is so right for that! Mama Mia:
If you’ve been pregnant for a little while, you probably know that ruching is your best fashion friend. This classic long-sleeved ruched dress is given a sexy edge with the slant neckline… Add some sparkle for the holidays, and wear it many times after your mistletoe kisses: