Formal Evening Maternity Dresses & Gowns
Just because you’re showing doesn’t mean you should miss out on an evening’s worth of formal fun. Since evening dresses require longer lengths and extravagant details, focus on slimming solids with a few textured embellishments to glam it up. You’re likely to be up and socializing for most of the night so avoid stiff fabrics and opt for light materials and flowing skirts.
Go with the flow. It doesn’t have to be satin or tailored from head to toe in order to be formal because a long, billowy dress is just as striking and twice as flattering. When it comes to cut, an empire waistline is the go-to choice for giving way to longer lengths. Look for an expertly draped skirt to elevate your elegance and create comfort. Even if the occasion doesn't require dancing, avoid heavy fabrics that restrict pregnant bellies by opting for breezy materials with a hint of Lycra or spandex.
Dare to be detailed. Formal evenings require fancy frocks so pick a dress that’s strategically embellished to flatter your figure. Allover lace and sequins weigh down the silhouette but minimal touches around the neckline or below the bust create an equally formal effect. Since prints and glitz just don’t really mix, find a solid color that showcases these luxe extras.