Bump-friendly clothes are the best way to style your newest accessory - your growing baby bump - while effortlessly transitioning to your post-natal wardrobe after your bundle of joy has arrived.
So, the clothes from your pre-bump days are being pushed to their limits every time you insist on squeezing into them, just one. more. time.
The reality is, you’re uncomfortable, and it’s time to overhaul that wardrobe.
However, you wouldn’t be the first person to harbour concerns about forking out the cash for a new outlay of threads that you might only wear for the next few months. This, dear mama-to-be, is where bump-friendly clothes stand out from regular maternity wear; you continue to wear them for years after pregnancy.
To justify your investment, the best bump-friendly dresses are those that:
- Are made to deliver a full bump coverage throughout your entire pregnancy (no matter how ‘robust’ that bump gets).
- Continue to flatter your figure long into your post-natal years.
- Cater to the nursing and comfort needs of a new mother.
- Are made with high-quality fabrics for longevity and fit.
Our three favourite bump-friendly dresses and how to wear them
When it comes to style, we all have our preferences. So, we’ve collated three favourite styles of bump-friendly dresses to help you discover the perfect addition to your new wardrobe.
1. The Wrap dress
The epitome of bump-friendly clothes and versatility, the wrap dress is a classic design that never goes out of style. The wrap dress provides full bump and bust coverage during pregnancy and figure-loving adjustable tightness for post-pregnancy - delivering absolute comfort.
The Forever Nursing and Maternity Wrap Dress
Where to wear it: A casual day out, a special event, or a maternity photoshoot
How to style it: Pair it with a strappy heel and cute bag for a summer’s night out, or throw on some comfy flats and a cardi for a relaxed, feminine look to wear throughout the day.
2. The Midi or Maxi dress
Midi and Maxi dress styles offer you a level of confidence that comes with the extra skirt length, achieving complete coverage no matter how you are standing, or sitting, or leaning, and so on.
Featuring ample room for your changing body to grow comfortably, our Sunday dress is cut with pretty puff sleeves and a flowing midi length. For nursing mamas, a button-down bodice that ends below the bust makes it easy to nurse your little one anywhere.
Where to wear it: Brunch with the girls
How to style it: For a casual look, try the adorable gingham style Sunday Dress with a pair of sweet sneakers and a relaxed pony. Or, our floral print Sunday Dress looks gorgeous with neutral sandals and a woven bag.
3. The Shirred dress
The shirred style dress features elastic that naturally grows with your bump (and bust) then adjusts with your post-natal figure - ensuring maximum comfort with a good dose of sexy feminine energy.
Our Confetti Shirred Dress gently hugs your figure in all the right places, while gorgeous puffed sleeves and a cute wavy trim make it ideal for maternity shoots and special events alike.
Where to wear it: Weddings, special events or summery weekends
How to style it: Wear it off the shoulder or keep the sleeves up to contain any bra straps—couple with simple jewellery and a comfy heel to complete the look.
x Maive and Bo