what to wear to a baby shower

Baby showers are some of our favorite parties to go to. What could be better than celebrating the impending arrival of an adorable new little one? (Plus, they always have the best desserts.)

If you have a baby shower in your future, whether it's for you or as a guest, here are eight outfit ideas to help you celebrate in style.

1. What to wear to a casual baby shower

For the mama-to-be

The Sweetest Thing

Always been a jeans and T-shirt gal at heart? Embrace it! A comfy oversized cardigan over your favorite pair of maternity skinny jeans is the perfect look for your shower. Dress up the outfit with a fair of statement flats — or heels—if your ankles are up for it!

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As a guest

Style Pantry

We love the “fancy joggers" trend (and not just because it's the perfect excuse to wear sweatpants all the time). Guests can stay stylish and comfy at a casual baby shower by pairing theirs with a structured blazer or jacket and a colorful pair of heels.

2. What to wear to a dressy baby shower

For the mama-to-be

Elle Apparel by Leanne Barlow

Gone are the days of trying to “hide" the bump. For a dressier baby shower, moms-to-be can show off their new best accessory with a fitted sheath dress and a matching pair of kicks.

As a guest

Elle Apparel by Leanne Barlow

A flowy, floral maxi is the perfect pairing for guests attending a dressier baby shower. To avoid crowding a busy pattern, keep accessories simple and neutral.

3. What to wear to a boho baby shower

For the mama-to-be

Gumboot Glam

Embrace this hot trend with a breezy dress in a dramatic hue. Bonus: A maxi dress is an incredibly comfortable option for your changing body.

As a guest

Agnes Wright

For guests, an embroidered jumpsuit strikes the perfect balance between polished and carefree. Add a pair of lace-up heels and a bold lip to complete the look.

4. What to wear to an outdoor baby shower

For the mama-to-be

Polished Closets

Worried about the heat? An off-the-shoulder chiffon number is the perfect solution to keeping cool while you're getting showered with love. (And wedges are a perfect compromise for swollen feet.)

As a guest

Lauren Kay Sims

Feeling bold? Pair a slightly cropped top with a matching skirt for a breezy, chic look perfect for an outdoor baby shower.

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