Your baby is growing and now that you are obviously showing, those pants that looked good a few months ago no longer pull up, let alone do up. Yes, pants with super elasticised waists are great, but unlike bump-friendly maternity dresses, they don’t fit quite the same once the baby comes along.
On the other hand, many maternity dresses transition seamlessly back to normal wear so you can continue using them long after your baby is born, making them a much more sustainable option.
Pretty bump-friendly dresses are the ultimate in wardrobe pick-me-up. From romantic looks just perfect for photoshoots through to a luxe look to really show off that beautiful bump, we’ve created a run-down of Maternity dresses that will not only stand the test of time but look amazing.
#1 - Show off your gorgeous bump with a luxe bodycon dress
Bodycon maternity dresses are the perfect way to sport a luxe look without the luxe price tag. The Luella Bodycon dress is the perfect bump-friendly dress for when you’re in the mood to show off that gorgeous bump of yours. Featuring an ornamental floral print and clever side ruching that gently frames your growing bump, dress this look up for work by adding a blazer or keep it wonderfully casual.
The Luella Bodycon maternity dress can be worn long after your baby arrives and even features discreet lift-up nursing access, allowing you to feed your baby without accidentally flashing everyone around you … don’t worry, we’ve all been there and done that!
#2 - Wrap it up for all stages of pregnancy and beyond
Wrap maternity dresses are the ultimate in adjustable dresses for your ever-changing body. These dresses are the ideal choice for when you are in the mood to feel fab but don’t want to spend too much time and effort making it happen.
Dress this up with a few simple accessories for your baby shower and other special occasions or wear it out and about for a comfortable outfit that still looks amazing. A wrap dress provides easy access for nursing and will become a wardrobe staple after the baby is born.
Pictured here is the Harlow Bump Friendly Wrap Dress in Lilac Palms.
#3 - Free your Bohemian spirit
For when you’re in the mood for a soft and floaty bohemian vibe that looks both relaxed and put together, the Luna Bump-Friendly Shirred Dress is a great choice. In a style inspired by the 70’s bohemian women, this maxi-style shirred dress is 100% rayon and therefore ideal as a maternity dress for Australia’s warmer weather. This on or off the shoulder style not only looks soft and dreamy but also allows you to pull the dress down for easy nursing access.
Wear this dress with bohemian accessories for photographs or use it for a flattering everyday dress for running errands or chilling at home.
#4 - Jump on board this seasons hottest trend
The Confetti Shirred Maternity Dress is everything a girl could want when she’s in the mood to look fabulous for a special event. This extra stretchy maternity dress is comfortably figure-hugging, designed to show off that baby bump with a shirred design that stretches with your body as it changes. Featuring extra room for both bust and bump growth, its textured surface also does a great job of smoothing out underwear lines.
Embrace this season’s hottest shirred trend by wearing this dress with a playful on or off the shoulder look for a photogenic baby shower or maternity shoot.
#5 - Channel your inner goddess with this romantic look
For when you want to feel like a goddess, the Wanderer White Lace Maternity Gown is perfect for maternity photoshoots, baby showers and newborn photos.
Featuring a carefully crafted white lace outer and a comfortable stretchy lining, this bump-friendly dress has functional buttons (not just for show) and provides extra room for both bump and bust growth. The flutter sleeves add an extra feminine touch to your goddess look.
Wear this dress barefoot for a beach maternity shoot or dress it up a little with some neutral coloured sandals.
Whatever your style, there's a bump-friendly dress out there for you!