Swapping out the Sauvignon for soda water doesn’t mean you have to turn down every party invite this season. And thanks to maternity-friendly wrap dresses, stretchy maxis, and elasticated waistbands, you don’t have to dread the getting-ready part. We’ve weeded out the bodycons and non-stretch materials to give you our ultimate edit of maternity looks for the party season.
1. The Wrap One
If your biggest pregnancy craving is a midi skirt that doesn’t dig into your bump, we can help with that! Specifically, we can direct you to the Lulu Wrap Skirt in leopard print. The wrap design means it can grow with you, and it’s compatible with every kind of flats for that late-night McDonalds run.
2. The Stretchy One
When it comes to maternity wear, stretch is a non-negotiable. This Black Tube Dress fits close to your body, without clinging to it. Also, it shows off your bump in an effortlessly elegant way. Compliments to follow.
3. The Go-To
Pregnancy suits anyone who chooses to wear this silky wrap midi dress. Because of the loose flouncy sleeves and wrap design, it’s roomy enough for any stage of your pregnancy. In fact, it’s highly likely you’ll wear it for years afterwards.
4. The Non-Maternity One
If you’re tired of being limited to specialised maternity wear, we need to introduce you to the Yondal Dress. From baby-shower to first-night-out-without-baby, this one is always a winner. And not to brag, but it’s breastfeeding-friendly too.
5. The Floor-Length One
When the only thing that will fit on your feet are flip flops, maxi dresses are a godsend. Not only does the Mia Maternity Gown look great, it means no one will know about your footwear choices.
6. The Silky One
You might be off the fizz, but this champagne dress makes an excellent substitute. It might not be the most accessible when you’re past the 5-month mark, but for those in the earlier phases of pregnancy, it’s an incredible way to introduce your bump.
7. The Bardot
For a dancefloor-friendly maternity dress, we recommend this bardot style from Katie Piper’s Maternity collection. Bump and grind just got a whole new meaning.