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The fashionable mama’s guide to maternity bodycon dresses

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I like to think of myself as someone who buys clothes based on comfort and versatility, but I can’t deny the allure of a maternity bodycon dress during pregnancy. Being practical when building your pregnancy wardrobe is key but the good news is bodycon for maternity isn’t just trendy, it’s a bump-flaunting silhouette (and it keeps calling my name!) The good thing about bodycon dresses is that it celebrates my curves rather than hides them, and the confidence boost is undeniable. Plus, showing off your bump is more acceptable than ever. Just ask Rhianna. 

Other celebs like Rosie HW, Beyoncé and Blake Lively rocked bodycon dresses during their pregnancies, inspiring women around the world to feel confident and empowered while wearing what are mainly regular dresses in stretchy fabrics. The best part of bodycon dresses? You can literally pair anything with them. We love a poplin shirt in summer and a longline cardigan or coat in winter. There’s never been a better time to try bodycon styles out for yourself, show off your curves and make the most of a very comfortable s-t-r-e-t-ch. Go on, do it. 

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The maternity bodycon wrap dress

Wrap dresses are so flattering on every body shape. The curvier the better! There’s nothing that makes you feel sexier than a bodycon wrap dress for pregnancy. Get ready for your confidence levels to hit the roof.

Asymmetric Wrap Dess In Butterscotch
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Asymmetric Wrap Dess In Butterscotch

Gillian Recycled Nylon Wrap Maxi Dress - Black
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Gillian Recycled Nylon Wrap Maxi Dress – Black

The powerful office dress for pregnancy

The perfect bodycon maternity dresses for office wear are conservative enough but designed to be extra flattering. Look for midi length and capped or mid length sleeves plus nursing access to make these dresses a great investment.

Iris Buttoned Feeding Dress Sky Rib
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Iris Buttoned Feeding Dress Sky Rib

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The strapless maternity bodycon dress

This ankle length bandeau cream ribbed maternity dress that is perfect for your European vacay. Pair it with flat sandals or espadrilles and a woven tote bag for a relaxed vibe. Add a floppy sun hat and delicate jewelry like a thin choker necklace and small hoop earrings. Pair with designer raffia tote and sandals for your perfect look.

Rib-Knit Bandeau Dress Cream
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Rib-Knit Bandeau Dress Cream

Designer bodycon

One-shoulder dresses are selling like hotcakes. This designer bodycon is ideal for an elevated day look or evening look.  The detail around the neckline is effortlessly simple.  

The Tiana dress encapsulates the latest crochet trend with an elevated simplicity that makes evening wear or event wear that much more special. 

Tianna dress in mushroom
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Tianna dress in mushroom

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Pink maternity bodycon dresses

Whether you’re hosting a babyshower or attending an evebt, bright colors will have you feeling fabulous. What better way to brighten up and occasion and lift your mojo than wth dopamine colors like pink and purple. 

Pink Ribbed Fitted Maternity Midi Dress
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Pink Ribbed Fitted Maternity Midi Dress

Romy knit midi dress in multi
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Romy knit midi dress in multi

Sleeveless Mock Neck Dress Neon Orchid
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Sleeveless Mock Neck Dress Neon Orchid

Vienna maxi dress in purple
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Vienna maxi dress in purple

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Basic rib bodycons for maternity capsule wardrobes

We’ve made no secret of our love for the simple ribbed bodycon dress for pregnancy. It’s the perfect throw on and leave the house outfit. Plus you can dress it up or down.

Mama ribbed sleeveless dress Black
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Mama ribbed sleeveless dress Black

The Ribbed Tank Dress White
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The Ribbed Tank Dress White

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Long sleeve bodycon

Ideal for winter or fall, long sleeve bodycon dresses are perfect for showing off your bump while keeping you warm and comfortable. Style with boots or heels and of course, any jacket or coat you want – long sleeve bodycon dresses are ultra versatile!

Smooth lounge crew neck long sleeve dress onyx
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Smooth lounge crew neck long sleeve dress onyx

Honor Long Sleeve Feeding Dress Grey Rib
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Honor Long Sleeve Feeding Dress Grey Rib

Jackie knit maternity mock neck midi dress Black
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Jackie knit maternity mock neck midi dress Black

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With a background in fashion design and patternmaking, I've transformed into an online stylist and editor. When I'm not curating looks for busy mamas, I'm mastering the art of juggling motherhood with my little love. I have a serious obsession with luxe athleisure.