Best maternity bridesmaid dresses

maternity bridesmaid dresses

by Arabella Horspool |
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Finding the right dresses for your bridesmaids that they will all love can be daunting, particularly if they are pregnant, but thankfully, many online and high-street brands stock gorgeous maternity bridesmaid dresses and wedding guest outfits that are perfect for the big day.

Gone are the days of huge dresses that look like bedsheets; many popular retailers offer their popular designs in maternity sizes so that you and your bridal party can all coordinate and look fabulous together. When it comes to the style, we recommend an empire-waist dress or something slightly fitting which will show off your lovely bump will still have space to make your feel comfortable.

You'll need to plan as much ahead as you can, especially if they will be showing by the time the wedding comes along, as they may need a size up from what they usually wear. It's also a good idea to think about softer fabrics that won't chafe or rub, as after all, skin irritation and hot sweats can be common symptoms during pregnancy.

Editor's choice:
Best for a classic look: FRANCESCA MATERNITY MAXI DRESS - Buy now from Tiffany Rose
Best sage bridesmaid dress: Beauut Maternity Bridesmaid 2 in 1 maxi dress -Buy now from ASOS
Best for versatility: Chiffon Maxi Maternity & Nursing Occasion Dress - Buy now from Seraphine
Best for summer: MAMA Off-the-shoulder dress - Buy now from H&M

To help you to find the best dress options for you pregnant bridesmaid, we've put together this list which is full of different colours, styles and materials. Some of the options also make wonderful maternity wedding dresses too.

The best maternity bridesmaid dresses 2023

Best for a classic look

Keep it simple with this elegant blush number from Tiffany Rose. It can be worn both on or off the shoulder, giving you plenty of flexibility and the neckline and the back are super flattering.

One reviewer said: "I needed a nice dress for my sister's wedding and Tiffany Rose had a very nice collection. It's not easy to find an evening dress when you are 9 months pregnant. I ordered it and and it was perfect. I also didn't have any problems with the delivery either."


  • Stretchy material
  • Matching accessories are available


  • May be too long for some
Sizes:6-8 to 24-26
Material:French jersey fabric

Best for style

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Price: £22.25 (was 24.49)

We're obsessed with this lilac A-line maternity dress. Just look at that belted high-waist line - it really accentuates the bump in a lovely way and the maxi flare should help you to feel super confident.

One reviewer said: "I got so many lovely compliments in this dress. The quality of the material was amazing and the amount of sitting and standing I was surprised but the material didn’t crease! Winner! It was also very comfortable."


  • Long sleeves
  • Can be professionally dry cleaned


  • Non-stretch fabric
Material:Woven polyester fabric

Best for embroidery

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Price: £66 (was 110)

The pearl embellishment and embroidered flowers set this one apart from the rest. It looks lovely and you could totally wear it more than once, perhaps to a birthday party, baby shower or formal event.

One reviewer said: "Regardless my huge bump I was feeling like a fairy at my daughter birthday party ! Really lovely dress! Details and so stylish and subtle that all you can see is your inside beauty."
Another reviewer said: "This is a beautiful dress! I bought it as my wedding dress but ultimately didn't get to wear due to bubba arriving early. The beading is stunning."


  • Pretty mesh
  • Not too long


  • Some reviewers say it's heavier than expected
Material:Mesh and polyester

Best for a budget

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Price: £19 (was 29.99)

We absolutely love this plush velour fabric and know that you will too. It wraps over at the front and there are ties on the side, making it both quick and easy to put on.

One reviewer said: "I am very happy with this dress, as it is very flattering and comfortable, plus the length is great (my height is 5’6 and it comes to the knee)."
Another reviewer said: "I absolutely love the feel and how it looks on me."


  • Affordable price
  • Short sleeves


  • Limited colour options

Best sage bridesmaid dress

maternity bridesmaid dresses
Price: £39 (was 75)

Sage is all in at the moment so this piece will be bang on trend. It's got a modest high neckline which contrasts the pretty open back. Pair it with some heels and you'll look a million dollars.


  • Sleevless
  • Machine washable


  • High-neck could be irritating for some
Material:Polyester and mesh

Best for sparkle

Add some sparkle to your wardrobe with this stunning navy number from Maya Maternity. Navy is a bold choice for a wedding, but with darker dresses becoming more popular, this is an excellent option.

One reviewer said: "Wow, it is so comfortable and flattering. I didn’t think I could look so put together at 9 months pregnant!"
Another reviewer said: "This maternity dress fits really nicely with plenty of room to spare for a growing belly. It's so beautiful."


  • Sequins reflect the light
  • Long sleeves to keep you warm


  • Some of the sequins could become loose

Best for versatility

Seraphine have created the ideal dress for breastfeeding mammas, as well as those who pump or are pregnant. It has a hidden zip for when you need to quickly feed your baby. The delicate lacework adds some traditionality and the belt tie brings it all together nicely.


  • True to size
  • Lace floral bodice


  • Not machine washable
 Lace and silk chiffon

Best for summer

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Price: £59.99

An off-the-shoulder number like this one is ideal for those warm summer days. If it gets a little cold in the evening, simply pair it with a blazer or a smart jacket.

One reviewer said: "I love the style of this dress. Just bear in mind that you can't really put your arms up with this dress as it is off-the-shoulder, so it's not the most practical dress. However, it looks really nice and shows off your growing baby bump."


  • Wide range of sizes
  • Can be ironed (on medium)


  • Not the most flexible of designs

Best for floor-length

Yes, you can buy maternity evening dresses from Amazon and this one is one of our favourites. It's got that flattering empire-waist, plus pretty puffy sleeves to make you feel like a princess.

One reviewer said: "Beautiful maternity dress. I bought this for a wedding and got so many compliments. It’s a good price, delivery was very quick and the dress is comfortable."
Another reviewer said: "It's a beautiful dress which looks the same in the picture as it does on. I absolutely love it."


  • Loose fit
  • Broad range of colours available


  • Folded so may need creases removing

What size bridesmaid dress should you get when pregnant?

The size you purchase should depend on how far along you will be on the day. Obviously, you can't predict your exact sizing, but if you are between three and six months along, we recommend going one size up from what you are now. If you're going to be in the final few months, two or three sizes above what you usually wear should suffice.

What is the best style dress for a pregnant bridesmaid?

Dresses the accentuate your bump and create a lovely pregnancy silhouette or definitely worth choosing. An empire-waist gown is the perfect option as it's fitted just below the bust, which won't just look flattering but will be super comfortable too as it shouldn't dig into your stomach.

What should I do if my bridesmaid dress needs altering?

If your dress needs altering, you should take it to a professional seamstress who will be able to measure you properly and alter the dress accordingly for you. Although you may require a booking, you can ask if you could have it altered nearer to the time as your measurements will change quickly, depending how far along you are.

If you're baby comes earlier than expected and you need to change your outfit again, there are plenty of affordable and pretty options you can buy last minute from online retailers, including breastfeeding dresses.

Arabella Horspool is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby at Bauer Media. She's a bookworm who enjoys cooking and spending time with her many pets.

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