5 Dress Ideas for the Mom To Be

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If you’re the mom to be at your friends’ or family’s baby shower, your role isn’t limited to just getting gifts and opening cards. You can also be the fashion leader of the group! Even if you aren’t sure about how you want to dress for the party, these ideas will make choosing an outfit easier. Baby shower dress for mom? Check out these stylish options…

Baby Shower Outfit

You’re going to be uncomfortable enough with your growing baby bump and don’t want to have to worry about what you’re wearing, too. Choose loose, comfortable clothing made of breathable fabrics. You may be tempted to dress up a little—especially if you’re having a girl—but your baby shower is more than just an event: it’s a celebration of life. Keep it casual, so that other guests can relax and enjoy themselves as well. Consider buying two or three pairs of maternity pants that fit loosely and are made from elasticized material that will stretch over your ever-growing tummy. That way, you always have something comfortable to wear.

Formal Outfits 

When it comes to attending baby showers, it’s best to dress up a bit. Regardless of whether you choose to wear a long dress or a nice pair of pants and a blouse, keep things formal. Wear something that fits your body shape, is age-appropriate, and isn’t overly frilly or fancy. Add accessories like jewelry, belts, and handbags that fit with your outfit but don’t distract from your look. You can even opt for shoes that match your outfit if you want an extra pop of color.

Casual, Lingerie Pieces

If you’re going to a more laid-back shower, with no one in your close family attending, then feel free to show up in shorts or a cocktail dress. But if there will be grandparents, cousins, and other relatives at your baby shower dress mom party, go with something a little more casual, like jeans and a t-shirt or leggings and a sweater.

At an even more casual shower—one thrown by friends who live far away—you can even wear pajamas! Just keep those PJs from being too risqué (unless it’s explicitly stated that party attendees are invited to wear their favorite sleepwear). And be sure that your attire is clean and presentable; no one wants to see stains or holes in your clothes. You don’t have to worry about getting all dolled up when you’re having a baby shower dressed as part of a lingerie set; just stick with some comfy clothes and bring along cute underwear for any baby shower dress mom gifts that might come your way.

Of course, some showers still do require formal dresses and heels, so it never hurts to check out local customs before you plan your outfit. If anything is considered inappropriate for such occasions, ask around about acceptable clothing options. You may want to coordinate colors with another pregnant woman attending or consider wearing colors related to the sex of your baby-to-be.

White Baby Shower Dresses For A Mom To Be


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Baby showers are a lovely way to welcome a new baby into the world. But sometimes it can be difficult to come up with a dress that fits right in with both mom’s existing wardrobe and her baby shower’s theme. If you’re hosting a white baby shower, don’t worry—it doesn’t mean you have to wear your whites! White is also an amazing color choice when it comes to dresses. With these tips and ideas, we hope you feel inspired to create your own look. Read on to find out more about choosing a baby shower dress for mom.

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Sequins and Lace Baby Shower Dresses

If you’re looking to stand out from a sea of baby shower guests, a sequin or lace dress might be just what you need. With so many choices, though, it can be difficult to find a dress that fits your style without being too over-the-top. Plus, you want something comfortable and easy enough that you can spend time mingling with your friends instead of worrying about what to wear. As an alternative, try a patterned dress with minimal detail; if lace or sequins are musts for you, focus on accessories like belts or jewelry.

Another option is to choose a dress in a bold color (or pattern) for more visual interest. At Nordstrom, we carry all these styles—and more—so you can shop our baby shower dresses online or in-store at your convenience. Once you’ve found your perfect pick, all that’s left is putting together an outfit based on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Keep reading below to see how different stages impact baby shower attire ideas.

Thoughts for the End

A baby shower is a special day—and it goes without saying that you’ll want to look your best. Since everyone will be looking at you, there’s no better time to get rid of any outfits that aren’t flattering. No matter what size you are now or how many (or few) pounds you may gain in your pregnancy, we have plenty of options for how to look fabulous when expecting! Have fun with fashion while pregnant and find clothes that accentuate your shape without losing sight of what really matters: Baby showers are all about celebrating new life, so remember to relax and enjoy yourself with friends and family on a special day.

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By Bisma Khan

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