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What to wear to a wedding if you're pregnant

Maternity wedding wear

Wedding season can pose a problem if you've got a bump to contend with. Don't panic - we've searched the highstreet for the best wedding guest maternity dresses so you don't have to! Whether you're pregnant or looking for a breastfeeding dress for a wedding, these gorgeous maternity looks ensure you and your growing belly will look suitably elegant come the big day.

Lavender Blossom Dress, £52.00, seraphine.com

Seraphine Lavender Blossom Dress

The Duchess of Cambridge knows a thing or two about formal dressing while pregnant, and she opted for this lavender floral print day dress by Seraphine when she was expecting Princess Charlotte. As well as having the royal seal of approval, the frock makes for a comfortable wear - it's made of a super soft stretchy fabric and an empire line knot design allows for plenty of room for growth - perfect if you've got several nuptials to attend over the summer. 

Maternity Cut-Out Shift Dress, £46.00, topshop.com

Maternity cut out shift dress

Even when you're expecting, it's nice to stay abreast of the trends and this Topshop shift, with its cut-out shoulders and side splits, is a nod to what we’ve seen on the catwalk. The striking green tone also makes it a great option if you want something that will work for the wedding during the day and into the evening.  

Anais Maternity Print Dress, £119.00, isabellaoliver.com

Anais Maternity Print dress

Weddings are never brief affairs so it’s key that you choose an outfit that you’re going to feel comfortable and confident in - you might be wearing it for up to 12 hours! This elegant floral-print frock is made from a soft premium jersey and is ruched at the sides so it “hugs” your bump without being too tight. 

Alana Maternity Maxi Dress, £149.00, tiffanyrose.com

Alana Maternity Maxi Dress

If you want to look chic but still feel comfortable, a maxi dress might be the way forward. This floor-skimming frock from Tiffany Rose is decorated with a miniature Japanese floral print, and has capped sleeves and a cross-over bust, which highlight your curves. 

White Maternity Linen Blend Trousers, £26.00, next.co.uk

next maternity trousers

Of course you don’t have to opt for a dress. Wear these white linen trousers with a gold sequinned top, some oversized sunglasses and white jacket and you’ll look like you’ve stepped straight off a yacht on the French Riviera. 

Mama Lace Dress, £24.99, hm.com

MAMA Lace Dress

Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't still look sexy. This midnight blue dress fits tightly around the bust and bump, while the lace sleeves and hem hint at what's underneath! 

Coral Pleated Dress, £99.00, seraphine.com
Seraphine coral dress

Don't be afraid to show off your baby bump. The elegant pleats and neat peplum and belt detail on this A-line dress from Seraphine flatter your figure, while the bright coral hue will really make you stand out from the other wedding guests.  

Maternity Midi Dress, £45.00, asos.com

Maternity midi dress

With intricate rose embroidery, a cherry-red hue and a plunging V-neck, you'll have to be careful about taking attention away from the bride in this fancy frock. Definitely one for the free-spirited and unconventional, team with a red lip for added impact.  

Maternity Wrap Dress, £22.99. newlook.com

Maternity wrap dress

When you're pregnant, wrap dresses become your new best friend - and this one from New Look makes for a great wedding look. With a tie-waist and V-neckline, it's simple in design, but the orange and monochrome print give it an air of sophistication. It's also machine-washable - just in case you’re given a particularly messy dessert.  

Patterned Jumpsuit, £138.00, claryandpeg.co.uk

Patterned Jumpsuit - Clary and Peg

We’re all for mixing up your pregnancy wedding look and this patterned jumpsuit from vintage-inspired designers Clary & Peg really is something a bit different. A sweet dotty design and cuffed ankles give the outfit a retro feel and some clever innovations mean the jumpsuit will outlast the nine months: four buttons down the front make it perfect for breastfeeding, while a sash at the back allows you to adjust the size to fit your post-pregnancy body. Plus, it has pockets - always useful for a new mum!

Floral Ruffle Dress, £45.00, asos.com

Floral Ruffle Dress Asos

Got a traditional English country wedding to go to? Then get this ruffle, floral print dress on your wish list now. A delicate violet design ticks the pretty box, while cold-shoulder sleeves give it fashion kudos. 

Farah Maternity Shift Dress, £129.00, isabellaoliver.com

Farah Maternity Shift Dress

If it’s versatility that you’re after, this frock from Isabella Oliver is just the thing. The soft blush pink is a great shade for a wedding, but the style and shape mean that you could team it with a cardigan or smart jacket and wear to work once all the celebrating is done.

Eden Maternity Gown, £169.00, tiffanyrose.com

Eden Maternity Gown

With a dusty blue lace overlay and chunky satin sash, this easy-to-wear dress just screams wedding. It’s also low cut around the bust and finishes just above the knee for the perfect mix of demure and daring.

Navy Maternity Frill Sleeve Dress, £32.00, next.co.uk

Navy Maternity Frill Sleeve Dress

Oversized bat sleeves and a luxurious sheen give this navy shift dress a vintage feel. As the design and colour are deliberately simple, it’s definitely worth going big on accessories. A statement necklace or sparkly shoes would really finish it off. 

Mama Long Dress, £34.99, hm.com

MAMA long dress

If you want to inject a bit of the boho to your pregnancy wardrobe, look no further than this maxi from H&M. Whether you choose to wear it on its own or cover up with a fitted jacket, this printed frock makes a statement thanks to its pretty print, tie-top shoulder straps and flared skirt. Plus, H&M has added an elasticated seam under the bust so you'll stay comfortable even if you over-indulge during the wedding buffet. 

 
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