10 Pretty Holiday Dresses For The Mama To Be

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For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays — I found some festive dresses. Very carefully examined (zooming in on inseams with my eyes practically touching the screen) dresses.

A few of them are maternity styles, but I rounded up some non-maternity options for the first trimester, some of which might even work for the second trimester, too (or even postpartum). Think: flowy dresses, ones that dress around the bump.

For the last trimester? We say show off the bump with maternity styles or stretchy, form-fitting dresses.

But regardless of stage, the key point for all of these dresses is comfort (and lots of room for holiday snacks). 

10 Pretty Maternity Dresses For The Holidays

Since there’s a bunch of gorgeous holiday-appropriate dresses to choose from right now (many of which I’ve had my eyes on), I rounded up my 10 favorites that would be perfect during pregnancy. Some of them are regular dresses (just so happened to be ones I could see myself wearing…oh hello, Marella Satin Dress) and some are maternity.

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)

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1. Marella Affix Satin Dress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: Verishop

Verishop

I personally may only need to dress around the food bump and not an entire baby at the moment, but I still want (and need) this dress. The color is what dreams are truly made of. It’s especially great if you prefer covering up the bump in the first trimester when it sort of looks…pudgy (as S has described it).


2. Free People Arzel Long Sleeve Minidress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: Nordstrom

Nordstrom | Bloomingdale’s

Where to even start with this dress?!! The slightly dramatic sleeves, the jewel-toned color, the adjustable cut-out in the back and the button in the front (if you want to cover up the décolletage a bit more or not)…this one is GOOD. Not only would this flow nicely around a bump, but it would work for nursing mamas, too. The button comes undone so you can easily slide one side over for breastfeeding.

PS: I do recommend wearing a pretty bralette (or bra that you don’t mind showing) under this one.


3. Angel Maternity Belted Maternity Shirtdress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: Nordstrom

Nordstrom

For the mama who loves a classic: a tailored shirt-dress. The sleeves give a fancier vibe with the longer cut, and the buttons and waist tie make it easy to adjust for your comfort. Just add some fancy earrings and simple flats.


4. Collective Concepts Ruffle Swing Dress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: Saks OFF 5th

Saks OFF 5th

Do polka dots really ever go out of style? Not in our book. Loving the way the fabric on this dress hangs with the little ruffle at the bottom, too. Has a festive, vintage vibe perfect for the holidays.


5. Bhanuni by Jyoti Floral Maxi Dress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Okay, stunning. This printed maxi dress from Anthro gives holiday without the HOLIDAY, if you know what I mean (that’s my jam). Might be a good time for the western-boot-lovin’ mamas to break out their cowboy boots, too. Or opt for tall leather boots if you’re feelin’ ’70s glam.


6. Ramy Brook Audrey High Neck Midi Dress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: Verishop

Verishop

Anyone not a fan of wearing the usual reds and greens? Try out a muted olive green shade instead. It still gives an elegant holiday look without all the bright cheerful colors that us bah humbugs stray away from. (Jokes…all holiday cheer over here).


7. HATCH Robin Dress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: Hatch

HATCH

I know this is a maternity dress, but…I want it?? I love the dark blue color, the silky fabric and full-coverage. Ultra-chic if you ask me. It could really work for any holiday or special event, and I love that it reads as strikingly different from the usual red and green holiday. I say go for it.


8. Ingrid & Isabel Smocked Maternity Maxi Dress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: Nordstrom

Nordstrom | Bloomingdale’s

I’ll never get enough of this Juliet-style neckline and puff-sleeves. Do I want to frolic in a field full of daisies in this dress? Maybe. But I also think the gold color makes it subtly perfect for any festive season.


9. Everywhere Abstract Print Maternity Tunic Dress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: Nordstrom

Nordstrom

We can be a little edgy around the holidays, right? This one’s great for that (especially styled with the leather booties). I’m envisioning a leather jacket and feather purse with it, too.


10. J.Crew Collection Silk-Chiffon Tuxedo Dress

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)
photo credit: J.Crew

J.Crew

There’s something about a sheer fabric that always looks holiday-esque. Add the pretty hunter green shade? Holiday outfit, done. This one might be best for early on in pregnancy despite the loose fit (it has a little slip under that could be a little too small for 2nd and 3rd trimesters). Shoutout to J.Crew for the styling, too. Love the idea of pairing it with a velvet clutch and velvet shoes. Mixing textured fabrics is an easy way to make an outfit feel wintery and festive.


Happy holidays!

-Danielle

This one’s for the Pinners…

For mamas-to-be who wanna fancy up their bump for the holidays, cocktails parties & photoshoots — I found 10 festive dresses. The key point for all of these dresses is comfort (+ lots of room for snacks.)

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