Shopping for a bridesmaid dress can be challenging enough without having to worry about a growing belly. If one of your bridesmaids is pregnant, finding the right maternity dress is crucial to making sure she looks and feels her best on the big day.
Not only is the right fit a priority, but comfortable fabrics that will move and stretch are hugely important. High waistlines, support for her bust, and breathable soft fabrics should all be part of the equation. Many maternity dresses also double as nursing dresses, great for a new mom.
You’ll also want to keep the price point in mind while you’re shopping. Unlike normal bridesmaid dresses, she probably won’t have the opportunity to wear this again, so keep in mind this will likely be a purchase that’s worn just once. With many bridesmaid dresses in the $200 range, try to keep costs under $100 so she doesn’t feel like she’s wasting money.
Shop our favorite finds below for the best maternity bridesmaid dresses, all at affordable prices.
1. Her’s Long Maternity Maxi Dress
Even though this dress is made of cotton, it has an elegant and formal look to it, making it the perfect comfortable solution for any pregnant bridesmaid. The length gives it a tailored look, and the belted high waist is a slimming detail. The dress is available in several various colors, and is designed with a bit of stretch to accommodate a growing bump. This similar option, also available in several colors, can be tied a multitude of ways for a different look each time and is another awesome maternity bridesmaid dress.
2. Tulle Bridesmaid Maternity Dress
This dress is similar in style to many non-maternity options, so if you’re looking to mix and match the look with both pregnant and non-pregnant bridesmaids this is a good choice. The dress is available in a multitude of colors and made with soft tulle fabric. The empire waist and A-line skirt both create plenty of room for a growing belly. The detachable tulle sash can be used around the waist to create definition or can be tied around the shoulders for a unique look and a bit of extra support by the bust. This dress can be customized according to your measurements for free, which is an awesome bonus.
Price: $76 – $99 depending on size
3. Maternity Sleeveless Lace Mesh Bridesmaid Dress
David’s Bridal carries an entire line of maternity bridesmaid’s dresses. If you’re looking to shop from a well-known brand, there are a few options to choose from in addition to this selection. This dress is currently over $60 off from the original price, with a sophisticated design and a very comfortable fit. The ruched empire waist is made even more flattering with the ribbon belt that’s included.
Price: $109.99 (38 percent off MSRP)
4. Maternity Floral Lace Cocktail Dress
Hello Miz is an amazing online shop for expecting mothers and has fashions for every occasion, including formal bridesmaid dresses. We especially love this design because it can be dressed either up or down depending on the formality of the affair. We’re also a fan of its affordability. It’s earned high reviews all around and is available in a slew of colors and sizes. We suggest ordering in your pre-maternity size, since the soft lace provides a bit of stretch and more belly room. Check out these modest nude heels for a comfortable way to complete the look.
Price: $29.99 – $87 depending on size
5. Long V-Neck Maxi Dress
If you’re looking for a formal dress but are having a hard time finding one that’s also comfortable, choosing something in a comfortable fabric that has some length to it. This automatically dresses up the look, even if the dress is cotton. KOH KOH has some of our favorite maternity styles, all fashionable, sleek, and modern. This style is available in a plethora of colors, all currently 50 percent off.
Price: $44.95 (50 percent off MSRP)
6. PinkBlush Maternity Pleated Chiffon Lace Top Maxi Dress
This gorgeous maternity gown is a great option, especially if you’re open to a look that goes beyond the more traditional solid bridesmaid dress. It has a gorgeous lace top with a flowing chiffon skirt, which is pleated with double lining so you don’t have to worry about sheerness. It’s available in the classic black (pictured above) as well as coral, mauve, mint green, blush pink, and more. Keep in mind that this dress is more ideal for women with smaller busts, and if you have a larger chest, you might want to consider sizing up.
7. Sweet Mommy Flair Tulle Maternity & Nursing Dress
Comfort is at the forefront of this dress design, made with soft jersey cotton and a top layer of tulle that dresses up the simple look. Nursing mothers will also love this dress, so if you have a bridesmaid who recently gave birth, consider this option for her. Sweet Mommy has a ton of amazing formal dress options for both pregnant and nursing moms. If the above option is too casual for your wedding, check out this formal gown, available in both silver and gold for only $59.
Price: $40.79 (40 percent off MSRP)
8. LaClef Women’s Lace Maternity Dress
This highly rated gown is gorgeous, comfortable, and inexpensive. Pregnant bridesmaids will appreciate you keeping costs down, since it’s unlikely they’ll be able to wear this dress more than the one time. The delicate lace is extremely soft and stretches with a growing belly without sacrificing length, so it’s still wedding appropriate. Order true to your normal pre-pregnancy size for the best overall fit.
Price: $29.99 – $37.99
9. Silky Empire Waist Maternity Maxi
Versatility is what makes this dress stand out. It’s wedding appropriate but can translate into a date night dress for any mom to be. She can also keep it in the lineup for after the baby arrives, as it’s great for nursing too. The dress doesn’t cling to the body, but it’s also not too baggy, so she won’t look like she’s swimming in it. A few reviewers mention wearing this as a bridesmaid dress and how comfortable they were throughout the day.
10. Momo Maternity Pleated Lace Fit & Flare Dress
This adorable dress is classic, sophisticated, and extremely flattering. It features a delicate lace bodice and a pleated silky skirt, which hangs away from the body. The higher waistline cinches above the belly and below the bust, for the perfect pregnancy cut. If you like this style, check out this alternative design from Momo Maternity, which features a v-neck design instead.
Price: $98 (17 percent off MSRP)