What to wear to a wedding when you're pregnant

Dressing for two can be tricky, but if you're pregnant and invited to a wedding, these styles will keep you and your bump looking chic throughout the celebrations

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Proudly show off your bump with a wrap dress

Wrap dresses are a classic wardrobe staple for a reason - and an adjustable waist tie means you can keep wearing them as your figure changes

1. ASOS Maternity wrap front sequin midi dress, £30

"A wrap dress would be perfect if you are busty - from one busty woman to another."

2. Seraphine green knot front maternity dress, £49

"I got a lovely green dress from Seraphine; it washes well and is very flattering."

3. Seraphine sea breeze mock warp maternity dress, £41

"I got a nice dress from Seraphine that I've now worn dressed up for two weddings this summer. It's OK to wear for work too, so I can keep wearing it!"

Go for head-to-toe glam with an elegant maxi

A sophisticated style that works well with flats, so you can happily pair it with your comfiest shoes, save your back and keep dancing when others are crippled by stilettos


1. ASOS Maternity kimono maxi dress, £35

"Get a nice, flowy maxi dress with a flattering bust and V neck. You can use it for nursing later on, so it won't be a one off!"

2. Seraphine braided strap maternity dress, £59

"There are some lovely maxi dresses on Seraphine at the moment."

3. Phase Eight Anoushka dress, £130

"I had a fabulous Phase Eight maxi dress in a draped material which gathered under the bust in my last pregnancy. It did me for three weddings throughout the summer - at about 17, 22 and 29 weeks."

Have fun with florals - don't be a wallflower

Being upduffed is no excuse for fading into the background, so experiment with bold colours and summery patterns


1. ASOS Maternity wedding floral bardot pencil dress, £39

"I really like the floral bardot dress from ASOS."

2. Mamalicious floral printed jersey skater dress, £28

"I would suggest a skater-type dress that flows out after the bust - can be very flattering."

3. ASOS Maternity Kate lace midi dress in mini bouquet floral, £55

"I have just bought this for a wedding and it looks really nice on."

Now's not the time to shy away from tailoring

Don't consign yourself to nine months of shapeless sacks. A close fitting dress made specifically for maternity can be flattering, stylish and comfy

1. Topshop Maternity ruffle spot dress, £55

"I would go for a maternity dress and really showcase your bump. Topshop has some lovely stuff."

2. ASOS Maternity deep plunge kimono midi dress, £13.50

"I have a couple of maternity dresses from ASOS and I must say, I'll be wearing them after I've given birth too as they're not obviously maternity wear. Some just have an elastic waist, which I'll cover with a chunky belt after pregnancy."

3. ASOS Maternity pini midi bodycon dress in spot, £28

"ASOS has some beautiful maternity frocks!"

Add a touch of class with a designer label

You and your bump only deserve the best. Invest in a designer dress to bolster your self-confidence when pregnancy hormones are sending you loopy

1. Tiffany Rose Amelia dress, £135

"Have you like looked at Tiffany Rose? I bought quite a few bits from there for occasion wear."

2. Madderson London Aurelie dress, £75

"Madderson London - if it's good enough for Kate Middleton and Zara Phillips!"

3. Tiffany Rose Rosa dress, £159

"I got a great occasion dress from Tiffany Rose - l liked it so much I had it taken in afterwards and I still wear it." 

Rather save money for the baby? Budget options still rock

If cheap and cheerful is more your style, you can still look a million pounds, while only spending a few

1. Rock-a-Bye Rosie Katie Maternity swing dress, £55

"Affordable for weddings - this range looks good value and not too sack-like."

2. Next khaki printed bodycon midi dress, £30

"I've bought this to wear to a wedding at the end of August. I wore it last week to an evening do and got compliments. It is maternity, but I didn't think the price was too bad."

3. eBay Maternity cocktail jersey dress, £9.50

"I went to a wedding last week and wore this dress in blue - it was so cheap, but everyone commented on how nice it was!"

And remember, a well-placed belt can make all the difference

Cinching in your waist showcases your bump and boobs. Hey, if they're gonna be ballooning, you may as well make the most of them

1. Isabella Oliver Cranleigh Maternity dress, £65

"Isabella Oliver does lovely, very comfy, but glam-looking stuff. You can dress it up or wear it everyday and sell it on once you are no longer pregnant." 

2. Tiffany Rose colour block dress in wild blueberry, £79

"I wore this in a different colour for a wedding at 26 weeks. A really flattering style and you can tie it according to where your bump sits."

3. Lindy Bop swing dresses, from £16.99

"I'm currently 25 weeks and I have found my Lindy Bop swing dresses have a lovely fit - the belt fastens over the top of my bump just right."

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