Top 10 formal maternity dresses
During your nine month pregnancy, you are likely to significantly show for at least the last three to four months of the pregnancy. When you are participating in special occasion events such as being a guest at a wedding, you will want something beautiful to wear.
Here are my top recommendations for formal maternity dresses.
Please note that all of these dresses are just about knee length. I'll prepare another hub with my choices for long formal maternity gowns.
These ten dresses were found among seven vendors:
1. Ann Taylor Loft
2. A Pea in the Pod
3. Babies n Bellies
4. Bella Blu Maternity
7. Trendy Tummy Maternity
Coming in at #10 below is the Maternity America sequined dress in black and cream. It is a bit pricey at $248 but it is lovely and currently on sale for half price, $123.90 at Nordstrom. It goes up to size XL (16).
As I've done the research to write this hub, it is clear that some of the best dresses that I've seen are available in beautiful, bold on trend colors such as cobalt blue, teal, purple or magenta.
If you are looking for a more subdued color for your maternity dress, my #9 pick below is available in either blue or gray, although I personally prefer the blue.
This Every Grey Maternity 'Penelope' Cowl Neck dress is very elegant and currently priced at $69 as of the writing of this hub (June 2011).
It is an on-line only deal available in sizes XS-XL (2-12/14).
If you want to be on trend with your maternity dress this summer, I most suggest going with a beautiful bold color. The teal dress below delivers. It is available at Ann Taylor Loft for just $89.50 currently and is an online exclusive.
The dress is available in sizes XS-XL. XL is a size 16 for this Maternity A Line Dress by Cotton Glam. It has cap sleeves. It's made in the USA and is machine washable.
The magenta bella rose formal maternity dress below is availabe at babiesnbellies.com for just $69.99 in sizes small to 2X.
Wow, with three purple dresses on my top ten maternity formal (avg knee length) dress list this year, I am finding myself really drawn to the purple color that is on trend. Dress #6 is also bandeau styling and is a very flattering strapless dress that drapes well for a pregnant woman. This Multiway Bandeau dress is also priced well. As of the writing of this hub, the dress is currently on sale for $71. Regular price is $99 for a savings of $28. It is available in sizes 2-12 at seraphine.com
The one shoulder dress below in a gorgeous aqua color is available at Seraphine for $105. It seems great for summer. The dress also drapes nicely and is more unique among dresses typically available in maternity wear.
In general, I am very pleased with the selection at Trendy Tummy Maternity. The clothes are very trendy indeed. Both my #4 and #3 picks below are available from this company.#4 below is the Chic Rose Cocktail Maternity Formal Dress/ Special Occasion Dress in purple. It is available for $89.99
I think the Kendra One Shoulder Embellished Maternity dress below is quite beautiful in this purple color and it costs just $89.99 at trendytummymaternity.com
Black and white dresses are often very elegant. This pic below is from A Pea in the Pod collection. It is a floral print and cost $138. Available in sizes small to large with a 12/14 being a large. The dress is strapless but optional removalble straps are included with the purchase.
Enjoy a happy, healthy and stylish pregnancy.