Pregnancy and weddings are two of the most magical moments in life. Combining them is a beautiful experience and one in which you deserve to look and feel like a queen in a stunning maternity wedding dress.
When it comes to choosing the perfect maternity wedding dress, consider the material, style, and fit that will highlight your body’s beauty and make you feel comfortable throughout the ceremony and beyond.
Here are our favorite maternity wedding dress online stores including one that will actually make adjustments to their regular dresses for you. But first let’s talk about what to consider.
What to consider when choosing your maternity wedding dress?
Comfort is a top priority when you’re pregnant, and choosing the right material will ensure you feel good and look fantastic. Light and airy materials such as lace or cotton are perfect for ceremony to dancefloor, while luxurious fabrics like silk and satin create an elegant and timeless look. You want to try your best to steer away from cheaper polyester type fabrics that could leave you hot and bothered, although these are more cost-effective.
The style of your wedding dress is a personal choice. Depending on where you’ll be in your pregnancy needs to be a consideration of course. First trimester should be a lot easier to dress for than your third! Regardless, keep in mind the venue, season, and overall aesthetic of your wedding when planning a style. An empire line silhouette is a popular choice for maternity wedding dresses as it offers a flattering shape that accentuates your bump, while a fitted mermaid style dress will accentuate your curves. Remember we don’t recommend compression or shapewear during pregnancy so if you would normally rock some Spanx underneath anything tight, perhaps it’s a good idea to explore looser fits.
A dress that fits your body throughout every stage of pregnancy is essential. Aim to select a dress no earlier than 10-12 weeks before your wedding day to accommodate your changing shape. Keep in mind that third-trimester bumps are real and prominent, so consider this when selecting your dress. If you need alterations, keep a tailor on hand just in case you need to get some last minute adjustments. Remember it’s better to err on the side of buying something a little larger you need taken in than the other way around.
Our favorite maternity bridal gowns stores
Best luxury designer bridal gowns – Olivia Bottega
Olivia Bottega is our favorite here at Mama Style. A stylish online bridal store founded by designer Olga Bottega, their unique selection of handmade wedding dresses and accessories use high quality fabrics and embellishments are high class. Better still they offer customisation for pregnant brides, including the ability to adjust the waistline and corsets to accommodate your bump.
Most affordable bridal gowns – ASOS
ASOS offers a great range of very affordable wedding dresses from brand Hope and Ivy. With sizes ranging from 4 to 20, you’ll be able to find a dress that will fit your body shape and personal style.
Best traditional maternity bridal gowns – Tiffany Rose
Tiffany Rose is a dedicated maternity wedding dress designer based in the US. They offer traditional and high quality wedding gowns made specifically for the pregnant bride. Their designs cater to every stage of pregnancy, ensuring the perfect fit and comfort on your special day.
Sexiest maternity bridal gowns – Club L London
Club L London is a little more sexy and defined for the pregnant bride or bridesmaid. They’re also super affordable, making them a great choice for the stylish bride on a budget.
The top 14 maternity dresses we fell in love with
Most classy pregnancy wedding dress
Stunning and on trend for the 2023 bride, the Marit Chiffon Wedding Dress from Olivia Bottega is absolutely divine. The flowing, lightweight chiffon skirt with a high leg slit adds a sexy touch to the design, while the delicate lace and beading on the bodice give it a romantic feel. Olivia Bottega can adjust the dress to fit your pregnant shape perfectly – all you need to do is contact them and work with them on sizing. Pair with a stunning pair of heels from Bared footwear and even a headband for ultimate princess style.
Chiffon Wedding Dress Marit With High Leg Slit Light Ivory
Simple and timeless bridal gown for pregnancy
This strapless maxi dress in Sand is a simple, stunning dress that is perfect for a summer wedding. With a minimalist straight line and hidden seams design, this dress will have you feeling and looking luxurious.
Luisa Strapless Maxi Dress – Sand
Best long-sleeve bridal dress for pregnancy
A stunning v-neck, long flowing sleeves and elegant long train make this dress impeccable for any bride. This gown is made of royal chiffon with a minimalist style that will make you look like an absolute stunner. An absolute masterpiece of a dress, this one gets our vote.
Chiffon Wedding Dress Berit With Two Leg Slits Light Ivory
Best short-sleeve wedding dress for pregnant women
The Hope & Ivy Maternity Bridal Embroidered Plunge Maxi Dress from ASOS is a stunning short-sleeved wedding dress that’s perfect for pregnant mamas to be. Featuring delicate bead and sequin embellishments, a flattering plunge neckline, and a tie waist that adjusts to your changing shape, this dress is designed to fit you from bump to baby. The good thing about this dress is you won’t need to make too many adjustments given it’s designed specifically for your bump. This dress is guaranteed to make you feel beautiful, classy and glowing on your special day.
Hope & Ivy Maternity Bridal embroidered plunge maxi dress in ivory
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Strapless dress to wear as a pregnant bride
The Shimmering Soft Tulle Wedding Dress from Olivia Bottega is a gorgeous strapless gown with romantic pirate vibes – never thought I’d type that! The waistline can be adjusted specifically to you to provide support and comfort for your bump. A considered and delicate design, this is a show-stopper from Olivia Bottega and we’re obsessed.
Off-The-Shoulder Shimmering Soft Tulle Wedding Dress Aleksis Light Ivory
Favorite off-shoulder wedding dress
The Club L London Amaryllis is a sophisticated floor-length gown. Made from a double-lined jersey, this off-shoulder maternity gown features an asymmetrical neckline and a flowing cape on one shoulder for a dramatic flair. This showstopper dress is classy, stylish and perfect for an evening wedding. With premium jersey fabric and one-shoulder drape detailing, Amaryllis is a must-have in your maternity wardrobe
Most comfortable but chic maternity wedding dress
The Amal maternity bridal dress combines comfort and style in a picture-perfect way. The stretchy fabric hugs your curves and bump, while also allowing you to dance the night away. A classic and flattering bardot neckline and wrap feature highlight your beautiful bump. The Amal is also available in classic white, and is perfect for maternity photo shoots too.
Affordable maternity dress for your wedding
*Grabs megaphone* The Anaya dress from ASOS is ON SALE! Ladies, get it while it’s still available. This beautiful, v-neck dress oozes class and style, while looking absolutely top of the range. We adore the tie at the nape of the neck and flutter sleeves for the classy pregnant bride.
Best non-white maternity bridal dress
The Ariana maternity dress from Jenny Yoo is truly stunning. A beautiful option for those looking for a non-white bridal gown, this floor-length gown is designed with a flattering empire waist and flowy silhouette, perfect for accommodating a growing bump. With a versatile and timeless design, this dress can also be worn to formal events post-pregnancy, as a guest to a wedding or at your maternity photoshoot.
Credit: Jenny Yoo
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Stunning lace maternity wedding dress
The Pirate Queen maternity dress from Coven and Co is a stunning and affordable choice for brides who love lace. The dress features a flattering empire waist and flowy skirt, while the delicate lace details on the bodice and sleeves add a touch of sophistication. The sheer lace sleeves provide a romantic and ethereal look, perfect for a beach or bohemian-themed wedding. It also works for your maternity photoshoot. Just add a beach and boat.
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PIRATE QUEEN GOWN
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Best maternity maxi dress with a bridal touch
Joslin is known for its exceptional quality. The Julianna maternity maxi dress combines the elegance of lace with the comfort of cotton and ramie. A super stylish modern maxi, this dress can double as a low-key minimalist wedding dress for the ultra on trend bride in the know.
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JULIANNA COTTON LACE RAMIE MAXI DRESS
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Best boho maternity wedding dress
The Juliet Gown is a stunning maternity wedding gown with a bohemian flair. A dreamy, romantic look is created by the flowing skirt, intricate lace work, and flared sleeves. A growing bump can be accommodated by the dress’ adjustable waist tie and flattering empire waist. The free-spirited bride who wants to embrace her boho style on her wedding day will look stunning in this dress.
Credit: Coven & Co
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Favorite mini short maternity wedding dress
The Yas Bridal Faux Feather Mini Dress is a super fun option for the non-traditional bride. We love the pearl and beaded fluffy look, while the button-keyhole back adds a touch of elegance. The dress comes in traditional white and is ideal for those who want a short, playful style for their wedding. It also makes a perfect second wedding dress – pair with party shoes (comfortable ones, mama).
Accessories and Additions to complete your Maternity Bridal Look
Once you’ve got your perfect dress, add some accessories and additions to take your look to the next level.
Comfort is a priority, especially during pregnancy. Your big day is no different. Grab some heel inspiration here for your big day. Don’t forget to pack some flat shoes for the dance floor.
A statement headpiece, such as a headband, flower crown or tiara, is a perfect way to add an extra touch of elegance to your bridal look. Our tip is to trial this with your hair and makeup beforehand so you know how to maintain the style on the night.
A veil is an iconic bridal accessory that can make you feel like a real princess on your wedding day. There are different styles of veils to choose from, including elbow, fingertip, chapel, and cathedral lengths. Pick a style that matches your wedding dress and personal style and make sure to practice clipping it in before the big day!
Your wedding day is the best time to wear special jewellery. Whether you’re honoring a family member with some antique jewels or going a little out there with something stylish and new, jewelry adds glamor to everything. Our favourite designers right now are Mejuri, Francesca and Missoma.
Did you have a wedding with a bump? Tag us in your photo or send one in – we’d love to see you!