The 9 best maternity bodycon dresses

best maternity bodycon dresses

by Even Miller |
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With so many celebs choosing to show off their baby bumps with their choice of maternity clothes instead of hiding them, maternity bodycon dresses have become a staple piece in any pregnancy-friendly wardrobe. When you're pregnant, maternity dresses and fashion options in general can seem more flowy and modest, which is absolutely fine for some, but if that's not your style, then you deserve to wear what you want mama.

Maternity bodycon dresses combine a stylish and trendy look, with design elements that will accommodate to your bump and keep you comfortable. They're perfect for any event or date night, and having a selection of maternity bodycon dresses in your closet will make you feel prepared for important milestones, like your baby shower or a gender reveal.

Similar to when picking items like maternity jeans, when you're looking through all the maternity bodycon dresses, you'll want to pick out options that suit your personal sense of style, plus dresses that will fit you in all the right places. This can feel a little overwhelming when you're confronted with so many designs, but luckily, we're here to help.

Editor's Choice

Best budget maternity bodycon dress: New Look Maternity Pink Ribbed Racer Midi Bodycon Dress
Best nursing and maternity bodycon dress: Seraphine Short Sleeve Ribbed Maternity and Nursing Midi Dress
Best maternity bodycon dress for parties: Dorothy Perkins Maternity Blue Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

Down below is a list of our favourite maternity bodycon dresses. We've picked a fabulous selection, taking into consideration size range, styles, materials, and prices. Keep reading to see what we picked.

The best maternity bodycon dresses 2023

Best budget maternity bodycon dress

Coming in a selection of wearable colours (we're loving the vibrant pink option), this New Look Maternity Pink Ribbed Racer Midi Bodycon Dress is casual and fun, plus easy to move around in. With thicker straps, a racer back, and scoop neckline, it was definitely designed for comfort in the warmer months.

One reviewer said: "Comfortable dress and nice length for spring/summer seasons. Easy to wash and nice stretchy material. A little big for me but will grow into I am sure as bump grows."


  • Soft ribbed jersey
  • Amazing value


  • It's hard to find any at that price!
Size Range: UK 8-20
Material:96% Cotton, 4% Elastane

Best multicoloured maternity bodycon dress

Frugi Kori Knitted Maternity Dress
Price: £29.50 (Was £59)

With a unique but trendy look, this Frugi Kori Knitted Maternity Dress is perfect for when it's a little colder out. It's stretchy and gentle against your skin, plus it's made from completely organic cotton. You can pair it with trainers for a more casual look, or tight and boots when it get's chilly outside.


  • Ethically sourced materials
  • Soft and stretchy


  • No reviews yet
Size Range:UK 8-18
Material:100% Organic Cotton

Best nursing and maternity bodycon dress

For a classic and elegant look, we're loving this stunning Seraphine Short Sleeve Ribbed Maternity and Nursing Midi Dress. It's soft and fitted, but has lift up nursing access, plus flattering side slits that will look and feel good when you wear it. It's just the perfect go-to dress for your maternity wardrobe.


  • Lift up nursing access
  • Easy to wear


  • Needs a gentle wash
Size Range:UK 6-18
Material:76% Viscose, 24% Nylon (Bodice: 96% Viscose, 4% Elastane)

Best glamourous maternity bodycon dress

Yes, this glam dress looks gorgeous, but it's ruched for a comfortable fit. It sculpts your body beautifully, with a stylish square neckline and midi length. It's a high-quality choice, plus you can pair it with heels or flats. Just pop on some of your favourite accessories and you'll definitely feel fabulous in this dress.


  • Double layered with good stretch
  • Invisible zip closure


  • No reviews yet
Size Range:UK 8-16
Material:95% Polyester, 5% Elastane

Best casual maternity bodycon dress

Made from a soft-knit and stretchy material, this casual-chic dress would be perfect with a jacket for spring or by itself for summer. This GAP Maternity Ribbed Tank Midi Dress has shirred details along the sides, so it's designed to accommodate to your bump easily. We are loving this light green colour and the slightly flared hem.


  • Super soft
  • Machine washable


  • Maternity styles cannot be returned in store
Size Range:XS-XXL
Material:100% Polyester

Best mini maternity bodycon dress

With a crew neck and sleeveless design, this New Look Maternity bodycon mini dress in black is bang on trend, and oozes contemporary, fun style. Grab yourself some sandals and your favourite sunnies, pop this dress on, and you're bound to feel stunning and comfortable for the summer months.

One reviewer said: "A great staple - This is a good piece for building a maternity wardrobe, you can layer t-shirts or sweaters over it for a different look, while having your bum covered."


  • Designed for throughout pregnancy
  • Stretchy and soft


  • Some reviewers suggested sizing up with this one
Size Range:UK 8-18
Material:61% Recycled Polyester, 36% Cotton, 3% Elastane

Best maternity bodycon dress for parties

Dorothy Perkins Maternity Blue Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
Price: £15 (Was £45)

Perfect for a party or formal event, this beautiful blue dress fits flatteringly around your bump, with a slit at the front for easy movement. We really like that this Dorothy Perkins Maternity Blue Puff Sleeve Midi Dress has statement sleeves, making this a more unique and elegant design.


  • Great size range
  • Fitted but stretchy


  • Won't be to everyone's taste
Size Range:UK 8-22
Material:77% Viscose 20% Nylon 3% Elastane

Best maternity bodycon dress for work

Price: £19 (Was £25)

We love that this River Island black maternity bodycon midi dress comes in such a versatile design. It would work for going to dinner, date night, or even for going to work, plus it's won't feel too tight when you wear it. If you're looking for the perfect maternity LBD, this one is for you.


  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable


  • Do not tumble dry
Size Range:UK 6-18
Material:96% Polyester, 4% Elastane

Keep your off-duty look fresh with this maternity moss sand ribbed longsleeve midi dress. This dress is made from a moss sand hue material with a long sleeves and a figure-flattering fit that is sure to steal all the stares, what more could you need doll? This versatile dress can be styled seamlessly with a pair of white trainers and your fave gold hoops to elevate the look even further.


  • Range of neutral colours available
  • Comfortable stretchy fabric will grow with bump


  • Currently not available over size 12

What should you consider when choosing a maternity bodycon dress?

Design - Is the dress stretchy while still being fitted? Is it made from breathable material for summer or warmer fabrics for winter? Does it accommodate to a growing bump? Can you breastfeeding easily while wearing it?

Size - A good maternity dress should fit your regular dress size, but your body will be changing a lot, so be open-minded to sizing up for certain styles of maternity bodycon dresses.

Budget - Finding the perfect bodycon dress doesn't have to break the bank. If you have a budget, stick to it as affordable maternity clothes are a lot easier to find these days. Some of the dresses in our list above are great value and absolutely stunning, so you don't need to overspend.

Style - What is your personal sense of style and will that dress work with the rest of your wardrobe? Do you need a formal maternity dress or something more casual? Is the colour wearable?

How do you wear a bodycon dress when pregnant?

It can be really frustrating when others expect you to alter your personal style and recommend more 'frumpy' clothes when you're pregnant. Maternity fashion can be whatever you heart desires in the end of the day, it just accommodates to your growing bump and is designed to keep you comfortable.

Maternity bodycon dresses are no different to the dresses you wore before pregnancy when it comes to style, so wear them how you want to. Just pop on your favourite maternity coat on top and go enjoy yourself.

Eve Miller is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby, working for Bauer Media for over two years. She is passionate about beauty, creative writing, and women’s healthcare.

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