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How to dress for a wedding if you're pregnant

Wedding season can be nothing short of stressful if you've got a bump to contend with. But it doesn't have to be, as we've searched up and down the high street 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. 

Botanical shift dress with fluted sleeves, £35, Asos 

Fluted sleeves are a perfect, simple way to make you feel really elegant at a dressy do, and a great choice if you want to cover your upper arms. This ASOS dress with pared-down hair is a look that'll take you right through the day, from ceremony to afterparty, and the botanical print eliminates the need for over-the-top accessories.


Wrap Over Belted Dress by Katie Piper, £24.95, Want That Trend

We are in love with this gorgeous wrap around dress from Katie Piper's brand new maternity collection. The summery frock will suit you during all stages of pregnancy, meaning all you need to worry about now is the location of the nearest loo! We are teaming ours with nude, barely-there heels and an oversized clutch bag. 

Maternity Blue Floral Shirred Waist Dress, £14.99, New Look

Another short option comes from New Look, with a pretty tea dress in a gorgeous jewel blue tone that frames your bump perfectly. The cost per wear ratio will serve you well, and at under £15, this is a total steal - even if you only end up wearing it once before shoving it to the back of your wardrobe. 

Maternity Nursing One Shoulder Dress, £46, Topshop

If you’re looking for a dress to nurse a little one in, your search ends here. This Topshop dress is guaranteed to bring ALL the compliments, complemented with simple drop-down earrings and a pared-down shoe and you’ve got a wedding look that rivals the bride. 

Séraphine Knot Front Maxi Maternity Dress, Emerald, £59, John Lewis

If you’re jetting off to another (hotter) country for a wedding this summer, why not try this from Séraphine? The stretchy fabric and gorgeous jewel tone will suits a variety of skin tones, and mean you can look good and feel comfortable in what could turn into rather uncomfortable summer heat

Maternity Isla Crepe Wrap Maxi Dress, £22, Boohoo

This totally-bargain Boohoo dress comes in pink, pastel blue and black and the cinch belt will accentuate your bump beautifully while still remaining comfortable. Insta pose at the ready. 

Mamalicious Maternity Pink 3/4 Sleeve Skater Dress, £40, Dorothy Perkins

Another bump (excuse the pun) for three-quarter length flutey sleeves, as Dorothy Perkins comes through with this on-trend floaty option for a beautifully balmy summer wedding. The parallel line detail across the front makes the dress look more expensive than it is, and the print will distract the eye and conceal smaller bumps (not that you should feel you have to). Mamalicious indeed. 

MAMA Pleated dress, £59.99, H&M

If pink's not your thing, this pleated dress from H&M also comes in pastel blue. The A-line length and pretty lace detail make for a more traditional option, and one that'll suit a wedding in the countryside, darling. Hats optional. 

Selina Maternity Tie Top, £63, Isabella Oliver

If the idea of wearing a dress all day in sticky summer heat is enough to put you off attending the wedding altogether, this could be an outfit choice for you. Queen of low-key pregnancy chic, Isabella Oliver's understated polka dot top can be dressed up with some seriously smart trousers and showy earrings for a way more comfortable outfit that still wows. Or maybe opt to keep it simple with minimal accessories and a plain heel (although depending on how far along you are, bare in mind that you should avoid putting too much extra pressure on your feet). Whatever you choose, this is an outfit to allow that pregnancy glow to take centre stage. 

Yellow Floral Maternity Cold Shoulder Midi Dress, £39, JoJo Maman Bebe

You can trust JoJo Maman Bebe for all things maternitywear, including this gorgeous bumble-bee yellow dress with demure exposed shoulder detail. All that's necessary is a touch of simple make up and a fixed smile to greet wedding guests you kind-of-recognise-but-don't-quite-remember-the-name-of all day. Oh, and as this dress goes really well with a black shoe that we're pretty sure you already own, you won't have to trundle out to the shops to find a brand new pair of shoes that you'll only wear once (saving you even more money before the baby comes).  Perfect! 

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