Friends, have you seen the sweater dresses in stores these days? They’re so much better than maybe ever before.
Gone are the days of simple bodycon sweater dresses as the only option (although, those are still totally gorgeous, and I have a few in this roundup), because now I’m seeing cozy dresses with fabulous stitching details, unique patterns and eye-catching necklines that elevate this classic wardrobe piece to a whole new level.
Sweater dresses are an easy, comfortable and chic option for colder seasons, but maybe the very best thing about them is how easy they are to rock with a growing baby bump too.
11 Bump-Friendly Sweater Dresses: Comfy, Chic & Easy To Wear While Pregnant
When I was pregnant with my son, I was completely frustrated with clothing. Growing a human can be such a precious experience, but knowing how to dress for it? An entirely different ballgame.
I was pregnant mostly in the summer, but for the last few months when my belly was at its biggest, the weather grew chilly, and I discovered the world of sweater dresses. They felt like complete lifesavers.
Stretchy, comfy, and most importantly, easy for multiple trips to the bathroom, sweater dresses became some of my favorite clothing to throw on, and I had zero problem investing money into them — I knew they were items I could wear even after giving birth.
Whether you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or simply love a good, comfy piece of clothing, this roundup is for you. Here are 11 totally glorious sweater dresses perfect for the bump — because maternity clothes don’t have to be boring!
I love everything about this unique midi sweater dress from Free People — the capped sleeves (perfect when running hot in the winter), the drapey funnel neck (extra-cozy), and the stitching down the front. I would wear this long after being pregnant too!
The zebra print is hands-down my favorite, but this perfect knit dress from H&M is also available in a few other fun patterns worthy of checking out. The dress looks to be loose enough for layering (love what they did with the hoodie), which means it would be a wondrous maternity outfit for a changing body in pregnancy. Can’t say I don’t want those boots too.
H&M is crushing the game in unique, cozy sweater dresses this winter. The sleeve detailing on this puff-sleeve ribbed dress is beautiful, but I think I love the slight mermaid flare at the bottom even more. Notice how the model is rocking sneakers? That’s exactly the kind of casual + cool comfort I sought out heavily in maternity clothes — yes, please!
If you’re going to opt for a slim-fitting bodycon (and what better time to do it than pregnant?!), go for one like this Abercrombie maxi sweater dress made of luxurious soft knit. The sleeves look to be nice and long, plus the slit not only shows off any tall boots you want to rock, but it’s also so nice to have if you’re running hot while creating a human being.
Perhaps my personal favorite of the bunch, Free People’s Hailee sweater midi dress is a version of my favorite two-piece sweater set. The knit is a bit larger, making it cool enough to rock in the summertime but still cozy enough to wear in winter. The Hailee sweater dress would be an ideal purchase for a capsule wardrobe because you can get so much wear out of it!
Vertical lines — even slightly stitched ones like on Nordstrom’s Doffy long-sleeve sweater dress — create an elongated visual affect which is always very flattering to wear. This style of dress was a personal favorite of mine while pregnant and helped with my confidence as my body really grew.
One thing I wish I would’ve done more in pregnancy: not be afraid to show off my changing body. I bizarrely felt like I needed to cover up my bump most of the time, as if needing to play down the glorious thing my body was doing. If I were to get pregnant again, I would be so excited to show off my belly, my boobs, all of it. I love how Gap’s Sweetheart Midi Sweater Dress has just the right amount of sexy with the neckline, which could make it an epic option while rocking a gorgeous pregnant body!
I like how H&M’s Knit Bodycon Dress actually has a little more flow to it than a traditional bodycon. The sleeves can be pushed up for more dimension, as shown on the model, and I’m *loving* how a lot of these dresses are paired with wide, high boots.
Slightly preppy and totally on-trend, Abercrombie’s Long-Sleeve Midi Sweater Dress is available in petite, regular and tall sizes, so you can personalize it for your body as needed.
An Amazon dress that has gone viral, this ribbed turtleneck sweater dress is available in a serious multitude of colors. Reviewers — both pregnant and not — adore it for how stretchy and flattering it is.
Depending on your height, this sweater dress from Line and Dot could be a perfect maternity outfit for the early months, especially if you’re still keeping the baby announcement a secret. The dress looks to be the right amount of loose and drapey, but still shows off your legs for a look that’s cozy yet sexy.
Cheers to finding the perfect maternity outfit that you can wear even after pregnancy.
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