{Maternity} Wear: Baby Shower Dresses

This upcoming weekend is my baby shower! I can’t believe how the time has flown.  But truth is: for a girl who typically plans her party outfits weeks and weeks in advance, I’ve been pretty stumped on what to wear to my own baby shower.  For one thing, I’m ever-expanding, so it’s hard to know what will and won’t fit by the date of the shower.  (And though my bump is still somewhat small – according to everyone else – I feel enormous – my boobs just keep on growing!)  Because we’re having a very feminine party (it is a girl after all!), I knew I wanted to wear a dress – and at this stage in the pregnancy (seven-and-a-half months, to be exact), a maxi dress seemed like the perfect solution.  I’ve been pretty lucky too; the only “maternity” items I’ve bought to date are a few tights and maternity jeans (which are a total lifesaver), so I’m leaning towards a loose-fitting a-line maxi dress (not necessarily maternity).  These are a few of my favorites …

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Shop the Look (plus a few other favorites):


Hatch and ASOS also have adorable maternity-friendly dresses.  (I mean, how cute is this dress?)

For all you mamas out there, what did you wear to your baby shower?

Check out all of my maternity wear posts, here.



  1. jami

    it’s a great idea, I think, because I wore one too at my baby shower four years ago. 😉 I was 33 weeks along and rediscovered a strapless black and white maxi dress in my closet that was a dressier fabric, lined, and had an empire waist belt. I had worn it a couple years before that for my birthday (not pregnant)! I liked it so much for the shower, I wore it to a wedding around 35 weeks pregnant. always in style no matter what the year or your figure, so go for it! my only rec is getting one in a more luxe fabric, which will likely be the case if it is “flowy.” congrats!

    • Lexi

      Thank you so much! That’s definitely my thinking too – why spend a ton of money on something I’ll wear once, maybe twice? Now I just need to pick one! 🙂

  2. Time certainly does fly! The baby shower sounds like it will be so lovely and girly and fun. I think the maxi is a brilliant idea, and I would totally go for the white one, though if you boobs are getting huge and you need a nice bra, the blue and white dress would be stunning, I’m sure.

    • Lexi

      Thank you!! I promise to take many pictures! And I definitely love both of those. 🙂

  3. Lindsey

    I’m so excited for you, Lexi! Wish I was having a shower.. Sadness! Anywho, maxi dress is totally the way to go and I am LOVING that Alice McCall dress! I actually found a great floral maxi on sale at Anthro (I took a pic of myself wearing it on my instagram) – could be really pretty for a shower! Here is a link to the dress (looks way better on in person & with a bump) – http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/shopsale-dresses2/4130236201689.jsp?cm_sp=Grid-_-4130236201689-_-Regular_15
    The price went even more down from when I got it!

    xo, Lindsey

    • Lexi

      You are awesome – thank you!! I LOVE the Alice Mccall dress, but it is a bit tent-like. So torn!

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