25 Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses for Celebrating in Style

Show off your bump in one of these flattering frocks.
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Elena Donovan Mauer
Elena Donovan Mauer the knot
Elena Donovan Mauer
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  • Elena creates content for a variety of print and digital publications, including The Knot, The Bump, Parents, Real Simple, and Good Housekeeping.
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Updated Feb 08, 2021
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If you're a pregnant bridesmaid—or have at least one on your big-day roster—you may think maternity bridesmaid dress shopping will be tough. After all, a pregnant woman's body is rapidly changing, and there isn't a huge selection of formalwear that accommodates a baby bump. But, maternity bridesmaid shopping can be fun, if you know a few important tips and where to look. Here's everything you should know to make this potentially bumpy endeavor a stylish success, plus our favorite maternity bridesmaid dresses in a range of styles and colors.

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How do you buy a maternity bridesmaid dress?

When buying a maternity bridesmaid dress, timing is important. Generally, ordering bridesmaid dresses can take about two to three months, and alterations can take two to six weeks. That can amount to almost an entire nine months—a timeline that might not work for an expecting mom. So, create a plan that works a little better for your situation. You may shop a little closer to the date or order from a retailer that doesn't need as long of a lead time, for example.

No matter how far in advance you shop, there's no doubt your body will change by the time the wedding rolls around. So it's a good idea to go to a boutique or retail store experienced in helping pregnant bridesmaids choose a style and fit. And when in doubt, size up. It's much easier for a seamstress or seamster to take in a dress to make it smaller than it is to let out a dress and make it bigger. Order a dress in a size or two larger than your usual size.

After you choose a style, schedule several fittings. The final alterations should be done the week of the wedding, if you can, to ensure the best possible fit on the big day.

What to Look for in a Maternity Bridesmaid Dress

When you're pregnant, a bridesmaid dress should fit well and flatter, but also be comfortable enough to wear throughout the day. Look for:

  • Coordinating colors and style: A pregnant bridesmaid can perfectly match the rest of the bridesmaids and bridal party, but she doesn't have to! If finding a perfectly matching maternity dress is tough, consider choosing a lighter or darker shade of the same color. Or, mismatch silhouettes in the same shade.
  • Comfort: Pregnant women can be a little more sensitive to scratchy fabrics and uncomfortable details like sequins. It might be a good idea to avoid those and go a bit simpler, stretchier and softer.
  • Ability to wear a bra: Some pregnant women find that they don't have enough support without wearing a bra, and if that sounds like you, consider a maternity bridesmaid dress with sleeves or straps that'll allow you to wear a maternity bra underneath.
  • Room to grow: Whatever your style, the dress should accommodate your growing bump. Just how much room you'll need will depend on how far along you'll be on the wedding day. Pregnant bridesmaids in their first or early second trimester may be able to get away with a maternity-friendly bridesmaid dress in a flowy fabric that skims the midsection. But, if they're in their second half of pregnancy, it's usually best to shop in the maternity section.

Overall, a pregnant bridesmaid should feel confident and happy in her dress—and able to dance at the reception, if she likes!

Our Favorite Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses to Buy Right Now

Ready to shop for a maternity bridesmaid dress? We'll help you find the right fit for you and your celebration. Check out some of the most stylish options on the market right now.

Show Me Your Mumu Hacienda Maxi Dress

Show Me Your Mumu blush off the shoulder maternity bridesmaid dress

Made of flowy, lightweight fabric and stretchy elastic, this maxi dress is perfect for the bridesmaid who's a free spirit.

PinkBlush Maternity Lace Mesh Overlay Plus Maternity Maxi Dress

PinkBlush slate blue lace maxi maternity bridesmaid dress

A pretty lace mesh overlay and scalloped trim are dazzling details on this stunning maxi.

Birdy Grey Maria Convertible Dress in Cabernet

Birdy Grey burgundy maternity convertible bridesmaid dress

This burgundy maternity bridesmaid dress (available in other colors too) has convertible straps, so it can be worn three different ways.

Dessy Strapless Crepe Maternity Dress with Trumpet Skirt

Dessy strapless crepe maternity bridesmaid dress with trumpet skirt in emerald green

This body-hugging style is perfect for the bridesmaid who really wants to flaunt her bump.

TFNC Maternity Bridesmaid Plunge Front Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress in Pink

blush pink long maternity bridesmaid dress from ASOS

This fashionable and functional blush bridesmaid dress boasts a pleated bodice and flutter sleeves.

Tiffany Rose Maternity Willow Dress in Burgundy

Tiffany Rose maternity burgundy short bridesmaid dress

We're loving the vivid jewel tone of this maternity bridesmaid dress with sleeves. It can be dressed down for a more casual affair, or dressed up with dramatic accessories.

Show Me Your Mumu June Maxi Dress in Sage I Do Floral

Show Me Your Mumu floral maternity maxi bridesmaid dress

Floral bridesmaid dresses look great together or mismatched with solid-hued gowns. This one features an empire waist and the cutest ruffled straps.

TFNC Maternity Wrap Front Pleated Midi Dress in Gold

short gold maternity bridesmaid dress from ASOS

A gold maternity bridesmaid dress is a lovely way to shine as part of the wedding party.

HATCH The Fete Gown

HATCH rose gold long maternity bridesmaid dress

This stunning silky party dress says, "I'm ready for the reception!"

Isabella Oliver Brunswick Maternity Dress

Isabella Oliver Brunswick maternity dress

One-shoulder detailing adds a fashion-forward touch to this body-con dress. Ruching allows extra room for the belly while a built-in shelf bra adds support.

HATCH The Riviera Dress

golden yellow caftan maternity bridesmaid dress from HATCH

This caftan-style gown is surprisingly elegant (and even more comfortable).

BHLDN Lena Flutter Sleeve Jersey Dress

BHLDN black short sleeve bridesmaid dress

Okay, so it's not made for pregnancy, but this gown's blouson bodice can accommodate a small baby bump. So chic!

Anyutas Couture Maternity Fitted Mermaid Dress

Anyutas Couture maternity fitted mermaid dress

It may be a fairly cheap bridesmaid dress for maternity, but it's available in a wide range of colors (35!) and sizes, and looks great on just about everyone.

Envie de Fraise Romia Tank Maternity Dress

yellow maternity and nursing bridesmaid dress

This casual, vivid bridesmaid dress works perfectly for pregnancy or postpartum—and it's nursing-friendly. Did we mention that the price is nice too?

Amsale Bizzy Maternity Dress

aqua blue Amsale maternity bridesmaid dress

Made of silk-chiffon with a sweetheart neckline and dramatic draped sleeves, this gown is tres luxe.

Show Me Your Mumu Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress

Show Me Your Mumu satin high low maternity bridesmaid dress

A high-low skirt in chic satin? What could be more on trend? And you can't beat an elastic waistline.

Birdy Grey Ryan Dress in Emerald

emerald green Birdy Grey maternity bridesmaid dress

For a winter wedding, a long maternity bridesmaid dress in rich hue, like this emerald one, is a winning pick.

Dessy Sleeveless Shirred Skirt Maternity Dress

Dessy sleeveless shirred skirt maternity dress

This chiffon-knit gown, available in a wide range of colors and sizes, earns high marks for comfort.

PinkBlush Maternity Mesh Neckline Ruched Bust Plus Maternity Evening Gown

pink mesh long maternity bridesmaid dress from PinkBlush

Sheer mesh adds a modern touch to this classic bridesmaid dress.

PinkBlush Maternity Royal Blue Chiffon Long Sleeve Pleated Plus Maternity Maxi Dress

royal blue long sleeve maternity bridesmaid dress from PinkBlush

This bold blue bridesmaid dress, available in plus sizes, is a simply stunning choice.

TFNC Maternity Bridesmaid Cowl Neck Cami Strap Maxi Dress with Train in Sage

sage green cowl neck maternity bridesmaid dress from ASOS

The cool cowl neckline seriously elevates this pastel maternity bridesmaid dress.

David's Bridal Lace and Mesh Maternity Bridesmaid Dress

David's Bridal lace and mesh floor-length maternity bridesmaid dress

On this red-hot number, lace cap sleeves show some skin and a skirt slip gives you room to move on the dance floor.

HATCH The Ricky Slip Dress

Hatch Ricky slip dress

Mocktail reception? You really can't go wrong with a slip dress in a rich hue.

Isabella Oliver Belmont Maternity Maxi

Isabella Oliver Belmont maternity maxi dress in caviar black

An asymmetrical neckline adds extra interest to a black maternity bridesmaid dress.

Tiffany Rose Isabella Long Sleeve Glitter Maternity Gown

black glitter maternity bridesmaid dress from Nordstrom

This formal maternity dress has a surplice neckline, empire waist and glittery fabric that'll shimmer on the dance floor.

For more stylish maternity bridesmaid dresses, head on over to The Bump.

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