Things To Consider When Buying Maternity Wedding Guest Dresses
You can’t just pick out plus size clothing and call it a day. Make sure you get a maternity wedding guest dress that’s specifically-designed to accommodate your baby bump, otherwise it will be loose and ill-fitting in all the wrong places.
Wedding Date & Location
Whether the wedding’s in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Byron Bay or Wagga Wagga, make sure dress appropriately for the time, date, and location of the ceremony. You should never be underdressed for a wedding!
For beach weddings, opt for floral summer dresses (or at least something short and breezy) for maximum comfort. For winter ceremonies, long lace dresses with sleeves will keep you warm throughout the event.
If the wedding date is still a few months away, keep in mind that your baby bump will be more pronounced on the day itself. Buy occasion dresses that can handle second or third trimester bumps to avoid growing out of them before the big day.
Maternity clothes are expensive, mostly because you can’t use them after you’ve given birth. Save money by opting for cocktail or evening dresses that you can wear even if you’re no longer pregnant. Some even double as breastfeeding dresses, allowing you to get much more mileage out of them.
The Best Maternity Dresses For Weddings In Australia
Wiggle Midi Dress
Price: $AUD 76
This dress has the royal seal of approval – Meghan Markle was spotted wearing it once, and the dress quickly sold out online. Great for weddings, bridal showers, and other special occasions!
Camisole Gown With Train
Retailer: White Runway
Price: $AUD 285
White Runway’s sexy black maxi dress comes with adjustable ties, so you can wear this no matter what stage of pregnancy you’re at.
Belmont Maternity Dress
Retailer: The Iconic
Price: $AUD 280
The Belmont maternity dress is made in a comfy stretch jersey fabric which adapts to your growing body.
Retailer: Rachel Pally
Price: $AUD 229
Empire waistlines, like the one on the Isa dress, leave a lot of room for your baby bump.
Long Mesh Dress With Cowl Back Detail
Retailer: David’s Bridal
Price: $AUD 139.95
You can get this David’s Bridal maternity dress in dozens of colours and up to a size 30.
Blush Silk & Eyelash Lace Maternity Gown
Price: $AUD 419
You’ll look extra dainty and feminine in this beautiful floor-length lace dress.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Lace Long Sleeve Maternity Dress
Retailer: A Pea in the Pod
Price: $AUD 198
Bold and modern, this mini dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA proves that you can be fashion-forward even while pregnant.
Tiffany Rose Mia Maternity Gown
Price: $AUD 594.67
Although on the pricier side, this dress has an extremely baby-bump flattering silhouette.
The Ricky Slip Dress
Price: $AUD 278
Simple, silky, and straightforward, Hatch’s Ricky Slip Dress is a beautiful addition to any maternity wardrobe.
Lydia Maternity Dress
Price: $AUD 182
Yes, you can still wear bodycon! Just make sure to get it in a modest cut, like this sophisticated off-the-shoulder dress from Shopbop.
Kresna Halter Nursing Dress
Retailer: Ripe Maternity
Price: $AUD 139.95
For boho and beach weddings, look casual and chic in this drapey Ripe Maternity number.
Retailer: Rosie Pope
Price: $AUD 178
The Janie dress blends right in at dinners, parties, and weddings.
Retailer: Glam Corner
Price: $AUD 109 (rental price)
Save a little more by renting a maternity dress instead. We love this sheer leopard-print caftan from Glam Corner!
Whether you’re a bridesmaid or a wedding guest, there’s an elegant maternity dress out there for you. Don’t settle for frumpy and outdated styles, especially when there are more and more designer brands creating gorgeous gowns for pregnant babes every day.