7 ways to dress your bump for Christmas parties

Pregnant woman at party drinking juice

Christmas is around the corner which means parties – and frocks! Now, if you are sporting a rather cute accessory in the form of a baby bump, silly season fashion can be a tad tricky, but it needn’t be.

Here are some tips on how to work with what you’ve got.

Wrap it

A wrap dress is wonderfully flattering and will grow with your bump. Super comfy and versatile, it will fit you from the beginning to the end of your pregnancy as it can be adjusted as your bump grows. A favourite wrap dress can even be worn after you’ve given birth, as it can also shrink as you do!

When buying a wrap dress, look for one that can be dressed up for parties or down for casual wear. You will live in this dress.

Wrap maternity dress

The art of distraction

Some mamas-to-be love to flaunt their bump, while others prefer to take the eye away from it. If you fall into the latter camp, a maternity frock with fabric detail, such as this one by Ripe with a swing bodice are perfect for you.

This dress also doubles as a nursing top which can be worn to a special occasion even after bub is born and you’re breastfeeding.

Swing bodice maternity dress

Ruche it

Celebrate your baby bump, by accentuating it with hugging fabric. Ruched maternity dresses and tops are designed to grow with you as the fabric has room to expand.

Look for chic ruched maternity dresses in soft stretchy fabrics as these will be the most comfortable to wear.

Ruched maternity dress

Shift it

A pretty maternity shift dress that hangs from the shoulders and has no waist, is another great party dress purchase because it can be worn throughout your pregnancy.

Look for one in a popping colour as these shapeless dresses can look a little plain if in all-black or drab hues.  

Shift maternity dress

Belt it

A funky belt can add a bit of humph to your maternity party look. A belt positioned at the empire waist of your frock is the perfect way to pull your outfit together and can really define your bump.

Maternity dress with belt

Kimono it

If you have a favourite pair of maternity jeans, simply dress up your bump for a party by throwing a pretty kimono in a flowing fabric over your shoulders. We love this one we spotted on Pinterest.

Kimono maternity top 

Flaunt it

Dresses and pretty maternity tops that are cinched under the bust will celebrate your bulbous bump. A pretty under the bust style is best worn when you are showing to get the full effect, but it can also hide a growing baby bump if that’s what you are wanting to do in early pregnancy. 

Under bust maternity dress


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