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.) And since these events have been put on hold for the past year, we're so ready to put on anything other than sweatpants for any and every occasion.

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



What to wear to a casual baby shower: Mama-to-be

Always been a jeans and T-shirt gal at heart? Embrace it! A flowy oversized cardigan over your favorite pair of maternity skinny jeans is the perfect look for your shower. Or, if want to mix it up a bit while still being comfy, swap the jeans for a jumper. Dress up the outfit with a pair of statement flats—or heels—if your ankles are up for it!

Pink Blush Fringe Linen Duster 

Pink Blush Fringe Linen Duster

Romantic and etherial, this linen blend duster makes jeans and a T-shirt feel just special enough.

$46

Hatch Walkabout Jumper

Hatch Walkabout Jumper

Hatch is known for making maternity pieces that really go the distance, sticking around long after baby arrives. The Walkabout Jumper is chic and comfy and easily adapts from casual to dressy.

$258

Ingrid & Isabel Mama Denim Jacket

Ingrid & Isabel Mama Denim Jacket

Welcome to the club, mama! Your shower is the perfect place to rock your new title and what better way to display it than across your new favorite jacket. We love the way this one looks paired with everything from the Hatch Jumper above to a pair of cozy joggers.

$128

H & M MAMA Skinny Jeans

H & M MAMA Skinny Jeans

Pregnant mamas swear by H & M's MAMA jeans which are available in a variety of washes at a reasonable price point.

$49.99

What to wear to a casual baby shower: As a guest

We love that post-pandemic, "fancy joggers" are a thing that we can all agree on. 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.

Zara Patch Pocket Joggers

Zara Patch Pocket Jogger Pants

With their high waist and elastic waistband, looking runway-ready has never been so comfortable.

$49

Farm Rio Baleares Joggers

Farm Rio Baleares Joggers

Farm Rio's bold and colorful pieces are always total showstoppers. We're loving these vibrant parrot print joggers that let you keep everything else simple.

$128

Robyn Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Robyn Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Edgy and elegant, this stunner easily earns wardrobe staple status. Come for the asymmetrical zip, but stay for the subtle peplum back.

$158

What to wear to a dressy baby shower: For the mama-to-be

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 or a stunner of a maxi dress that makes you feel like a goddess.

Hatch Collection Eliza Dress

Hatch Collection Eliza Dress

Because you can never go wrong with an LBD. This gorgeous number from Hatch features rib detailing at the neck and arm opening to give an extra dash of visual interest.

$228

Ingrid & Isabel Kimono Maternity Maxi Dress

Ingrid & Isabel Kimono Maternity Maxi Dress

With its absolutely stunning drape and belly accentuating empire waist, all eyes will be on you, you spectacular goddess. (As they should be!) This one comes in a variety of colors but for spring and summer showers, the etherial ivory feels just right.

$69.99

PinkBlush Sleeveless Gathered Side Tie Maternity Dress

PinkBlush Sleeveless Gathered Side Tie Maternity Dress

With its form-fitting cut and sophisticated side tie, this stretchy sheath offers an elegant look that's secretly as comfy as pajamas.

$63

What to wear to a dressy baby shower: As a guest

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.

Eliza J Floral Ruffle High/Low Maxi Dress

Eliza J Floral Ruffle High/Low Maxi dress

The high/low hemline ups the interest in this pretty floral maxi.

$168

Boden Veronica Maxi Dress

Boden Veronica Maxi Dress

Boden is a go-to for quality investment pieces that offer timeless, feminine style. The sweet flutter sleeves and figure-flattering waistband will make this one your go-to party number for years to come.

$198

What to wear to a virtual baby shower: For the mama-to-be

After a year of adjusting to virtual milestone celebrations, hugs and IRL fêtes are finally on the horizon. But if that time isn't coming fast enough or your family and friends are far-flung, a Zoom shower can certainly make you and your babe feel loved and celebrated. Go ahead and get suitably fancy, with attention to your waist up (like WFH meetings, pants are up for debate). Gorgeous blouses with thoughtful details and interesting necklines paired with statement earrings or a chunky necklace will check all the boxes.

Superkin Single Collar Maternity Blouse

Superkin Single Collar Maternity Blouse

A fresh neckline and a beautifully flattering center pleat make this maternity blouse from Superkin a solid choice.

$85

kimi + kai Reese Maternity Floral Print Blouse 

kimi + kai Reese Maternity Floral Print Blouse

Sweet ruffles and a twisted keyhole neckline make this floral baby-doll top pop on camera.

$78

Motherhood Maternity Open-Front Draped Kimono 

Motherhood Maternity Open-Front Draped Kimono

This breezy kimono-style top easily elevates a simple tank or dress with soft pops of color and a romantic feel.

$29.98

What to wear to a virtual baby shower: As a guest

You might be providing your own champagne toast, but hey, at least no one has to be subjected to those candy bar in the diaper games, right? Just like for the mamas-to-be, we recommend a fun and funky top whether it's colorful and bold or thoughtfully detailed in ways that pop.

Bl-nk Miranda Peasant Blouse

Bl-nk Miranda Peasant Blouse

With all-over color and trim details that draw the eye, we're loving this fresh and modern take on the peasant blouse.

$128

Zara Satin Top With Bow

Zara Satin Top With Bow

Bold stripes and a sophisticated tie neck make this satin top appropriate for everything from Zoom baby showers to the board room.

$39.90

What to wear to an outdoor baby shower: For the mama-to-be

Worried about the heat? A breezy floral number is the perfect solution to keeping cool while you're getting showered with love. (And wedges are a perfect compromise for swollen feet.)

The Nines by HATCH Floral Print Chiffon Maternity Dress

The Nines by HATCH Floral Print Chiffon Maternity Dress

We anxiously awaited Hatch Collection's Target collab—and it did not disappoint. This peachy floral frock seems as though it was made with baby showers in mind with its feminine flutter sleeves and deep but not daring neckline.

$40

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Flutter Short Sleeve Wrap Maternity Dress

Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Flutter Short Sleeve Wrap Maternity Dress

Effortless elegance in one pretty package. The empire waist wrap style showcases your bump while the maxi length offers breezy coverage.

$29.99

Hatch The Anaelle Dress

Hatch The Anaelle dress

Sheer and floaty, this gorgeous number is as delicate as a peony itself. With tiered ruffles that are cut from a divine textured silk + cotton blend, it's truly befitting of your special day.

$348

What to wear to an outdoor baby shower: As a guest

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

Free People Morning Tide Set

Free People Morning Tide set

We love this simple set that suggests you may be jetting off to Bali when the party wraps.

$78


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