Whether you've planned a small backyard gathering or a celebration of epic proportions, your baby shower is an important mama milestone. Not only is it the perfect opportunity for everyone to love up on your bump, it's also a lovely way to honor this amazing journey before the next exciting chapter begins. For such a special occasion (and the guaranteed deluge of photos) you want to look like the radiant guest of honor you are.

When it comes to the perfect baby shower dress, not just any dress will do. You want a maternity baby shower dress that feels worthy of such a special day. One that hugs your bump just right and maybe even lasts beyond the arrival of that precious baby.

Related: 20 thoughtful baby shower favors your guests will actually use

(This season, we're seeing a lot of flowy, ethereal florals which TBH, feels right on brand for a baby shower. However, we've tried to include some variety if that's not your thing!)

Whether you're looking for something laid-back and casual or something more fancy and refined, we've rounded up the best short, midi and maxi maternity baby shower dresses that fit all kinds of occasions.

Short Baby Shower Dresses

A Pea in the Pod Ruffle Hem Side Tie Maternity Dress

A Pea in the Pod

$148

Ruffle Hem Side Tie Maternity Dress

Kate Middleton, is that you? In this playfully sophisticated style with a side tie and ruffle hem, you can pass for baby shower royalty. We love the classic navy hue and oh-so-perfect length that won’t leave you flashing your guests when you sit to open gifts. (See? We’ve thought of everything.)

Pietro Brunelli Capri Designer Maternity Dress

Pietro Brunelli

$178

Capri Designer Maternity Dress

This sophisticated sheath dress features an extra flourish of femininity—a rose shoulder detail we absolutely adore. The Italian-made design comes in three gorgeous colors ( navy, white and black) which feel appropriate in any season.

Ingrid and Isabel Flutter Sleeve Chiffon Dress

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid+ Isabel

$34.99

Flutter Short Sleeve Pleated Chiffon Maternity Dress

With romantic flutter sleeves and a swingy pleated skirt, we love the vintage vibe of sweet dress from Isabel Maternity. Even better? The super affordable price tag.

Hatch The Jami Dress

Hatch

$198

The Jami Dress

From the dainty floral print to the perfect drape, there’s a lot to love about this chic Hatch piece. Pair it with strappy leather sandals and some understated gold jewelry for a timeless look.

Nom Maternity Marianna Shift Dress

Nom Maternity

$108

Marianna Shift Dress

We ❤️ the gorgeous drape of this caftan-style dress which works with a bump or without. Dolman sleeves and a just-long-enough hemline keep it breezy and comfortable until the final guest departs.

Emilia George Elizabeth Dress

Emilia George

$385

Elizabeth Dress

A splurge, yes. But the dresses from Emilia George are as luxe as they come. The silk Betty Draper-inspired Elizabeth dress features thoughtful details like a full lining made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles, ties at the shoulders and a discreet zipper that provides access for nursing later on.

A version of this story was published June 22, 2021. It has been updated.

Midi Baby Shower Dresses

Old Navy Short Sleeve Tie Waist Chambray Midi Dress

Old Navy

$44.99

Short Sleeve Tie Waist Chambray Midi Dress

For a casual but still put together look, we love this classic chambray style from Old Navy. Dolman sleeves and a side tie punch it up just right while the overall look pairs perfectly with sandals or sneakers.

Ingrid + Isabel Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress

Ingrid + Isabel

$128

Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress

This striped tiered midi dress from Ingrid & Isabel is a beautiful as it is versatile. The flutter sleeves and smock detailing allow for it to be worn on or off the shoulder and the fresh stripe print pairs with everything from strappy heeled sandals to crisp white sneakers.

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Seraphine Blush and Ivory Sunray Pleat Maternity Dress

Seraphine

$239

Blush and Ivory Sunray Pleat Maternity Dress

With its pleated skirt and geometric lace top, we could easily envision Charlotte York donning this stunning frock at her baby shower for Rose (SATC fans, where you at?). Empire waists were basically made for bumps which means this elegant number is a no-brainer if you share that classic and pretty style. Even better? It’s finished with a pure silk lining to dial the femininity up to 11.

Hatch Riviera Dress

Hatch

$348

Riviera Dress

There’s only one word for the woman who wears this dress. GODDESS. Hatch is known for creating stunning and versatile pieces that last through pregnancy and beyond—and this luxurious caftan-style dress is no exception. The removable sash allows you to style it loose or more defined and it comes in three striking colors (gold, mineral green and navy) that make it impossible to choose a favorite.

Pink Blush Ivory Floral Embroidered Maternity Midi Dress

Pink Blush

$82

Ivory Floral Embroidered Maternity Midi Dress

A flowy, tiered skirt and floral embroidery at the neckline and sleeves make this a boho-loving mama’s perfect match.

Maxi Baby Shower Dresses

Pinkblush Pink Floral Puff Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress

Pinkblush

$94

Pink Floral Puff Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress

Prairie-style, but make it pretty. We’re feeling the puffed sleeves and smocking details which make this floral frock a comfortable and cool option for garden showers.

BB Dakota Floral Tiered Maternity Dress

BB Dakota

$128

Floral Tiered Maternity Dress

Does the print give a 70’s wall paper vibe? Sure. Does the overall look say elevated modern muumuu? More or less. Is that why we’re a little obsessed? 100%. Like we said, flowy florals are everywhere right now and this one is just perfection.

Sealed With A Kiss Morgan Maxi Dress

Sealed With A Kiss

$69.90

Morgan Maxi Dress

Whether you wear it as a u-neck, off the shoulder or as a tube dress, you’re certain to stun in this versatile maxi. A modest side slit makes it easy to move around and pose for all. the. photos.

Amazon Maternity Dress

Xpenyo

$31.44

Maternity Maxi Dress

This soft and stretchy maxi comes in a color or pattern to suit any mama’s style. Even better? The solid Amazon reviews, a budget-friendly price tag and sizing up to 3X.

Nothing Fits But Momoka Dress

Nothing Fits But

$99

Momoka Dress

If the soft gauze, dreamy cut and long-lasting style of the Momoka dress isn’t enough to make you fall in love, how about a matching onesie or romper for that baby-to-be?

Ivy City Co Lavender Fields Maxi

Ivy City Co

$118

Lavender Fields Maxi

With a cut that will take you through pregnancy, nursing and beyond this ethereal and flowy maxi is just magic. And if your celebration is more a second baby sprinkle than a shower, there’s a version for your mini as well!

Flutter Short Sleeve Knit Maternity Dress - Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel

$29.99

Flutter Short Sleeve Knit Maternity Dress

A soft and stretchy wrap style that will keep you comfortable and looking fab. And not only does it get high marks as a maternity dress, but some reviewers even admit to buying it without rocking a bump–it’s that cute!

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