Maternity Dresses for a Wedding Guest

Bump-friendly maternity dress hire can be just the right plan for if you are pregnant and received an invite to attend a wedding. We are decoding the do’s and don’ts of maternity style for wedding season.


During this phase the body undergoes physical transformation and demands soft and comfortable clothing. Nevertheless you will still be invited for special occasions: weddings, birthday parties, work events, so it’s important to feel confident and comfortable at your upcoming events.


As soon as you are in the second trimester, your body grows and you can no longer fit in your regular clothes. Since this is a transitional phase it’s difficult to justify investing on expensive occasion wear. Although at first sight you may think you’ll need to compromise and choose cheap maternity dresses, the good news is you can also hire a bump-friendly designer dress for just the same price. 

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The Unfitted Dress

The unfitted dress is always a great option. You can either select a solid colour or choose a beautiful print. Some women worry about wearing patterns especially when they're pregnant, but there’s no reason for that. A beautiful unfitted style will make a sophisticated maternity wedding guest look.

Empire Waist Dress

The term empire waist dress refers to a style of dress that cinches at the narrow point under the bust line (right where your bra band lays). The style emphasizes one of the narrowest points on any woman’s body, and is great for shorter women because the raised waistline can create the appearance of added height. It’s also a highly recommended style for women with wider lower bodies since it draws the eye to the narrow upper body and can make the bust appear more curvy. For a wedding guest who wants to hide her baby bump, we recommend going for an empire waist gown or empire waist short dress. This style will be fitted around the bust and flowing from the bust-line down. Empire styles are typically made of lighter fabrics such as chiffon, organza, or georgette. An Empire-waist style allows for the bride to feel comfortable and not constricted. A V-shaped neckline will elongate the neck and make for a more slim appearance and a strapless neckline empire waist dress will also make a beautiful wedding guest look.

Do Wear Colour

Don’t be afraid of colour when selecting your wedding guest dress. The instinct for pregnant women is to dress in dark colors, like navy or black, because they think it makes them look slimmer, but colour actually really flatters your body, especially if you have ruching details around your stomach. More stretchy fabrics can be a great choice as well as more flowy styles.

The Fitted Dresses
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If there’s one time you can get away with a dress hugging every single curve, it’s during pregnancy. As long as your growing belly doesn’t make it too short, it can be a great way to highlight your bump.Do embrace your bump, show off your gorgeous pregnant body curves and opt for a beautiful tight bodycon dress. They look absolutely stunning on pregnant women. Fitted dresses are the perfect way to pay tribute to your pregnant self. Be proud of those beautiful curves and wear a fitted wedding guest dress.

Stretchy or Non Stretchy Fabrics

Non-stretchable fabrics are like chiffon, satin, and silk whereas stretch fabrics are like spandex, lycra, vinyl, cotton and stretch velvet. There’s no right or wrong within which fabric to choose. A chiffon evening dress is as good as a lycra figure-hugging sheath evening dress. Always go for the most comfortable option to you. Be careful when selecting fabric as they may shine within the wrong place wherever you would like to cover up.