Your baby shower is a special moment between you and your community of family, friends, and loved ones. In this time when everyone gathers to honor you and your evolution into motherhood, it’s only appropriate to go above and beyond with your look. As the special guest of honor, review some of the best tips on what to wear to your baby shower this summer.
Baby Shower Style Tips
To look and feel your best as an expectant mother, you’ll be more than prepared when remembering the following tips:
Tip 1: Dress for Comfort
As a pregnant woman, it might be tempting to look at your old clothes and long to get into a smaller size. However, it’s best to lean in and embrace the latest version of your body by dressing in a way that supports it. In addition to wearing supportive undergarments, wear comfortable attire. Don’t wear anything with tight straps or restrictive hemlines. There are plenty of cute bump-friendly dresses that allow a pregnant woman to captivate a crowd.
Tip 2: Light, Flowy Fabrics
To stay dry in the summer heat, use a great brand of deodorant and wear flowing breathable fabrics. This is especially true when the baby shower is in an outdoor venue. Light, breathable linen is one of the best fabrics to try. A 100% cotton fabric is another excellent option.
Tip 3: Flats
Most OB-GYN professionals don’t approve of heels during a woman’s pregnancy. There are ways to still look cute when you’re expecting. Look for flats that contain supportive insoles. When you’re the guest of honor at a baby shower, you’ll probably stand a lot as you greet people and take pictures. In addition to carrying your baby bump, your body will get tired. By wearing comfortable, cute sandals, you’ll look and feel great.
Tip 4: Accessories
Always dress up your look with accessories. Beautiful earrings, necklaces, and purses are some standard accessories to try. Depending on the baby shower’s theme, try ornate accessories like a flower crown or a rhinestone-studded hairpiece.
Tip 5: Sun Protection
Be sure to use sunscreen for a baby shower in an outdoor venue, even if there is a canopy or tent to keep you shaded. You can also keep a wide-brimmed hat nearby. Even a cute mini-umbrella can be a great accessory that doubles to protect you from sun damage or heat exhaustion.
With so many options available, it can get overwhelming. Here are some of the most flattering outfit ideas for an expectant mother.
Outfit 1: Empire Cut Dress
A floor-length dress with an empire-cut waistline is feminine, maternal, and breath-taking for a summer baby shower. When paired with neutral flats, subtle pieces of fine jewelry and a flower crown, you’ll glow as the belle of the ball.
Outfit 2: Jumper or Jumpsuit
If you love a good pair of pants, switch it up for your shower with a jumpsuit. A one-piece option can be easy to slip into. It’s also a fun way to maintain your comfort level while maintaining sophistication and glamour.
Outfit 3: Ruffled Dress
Ruffles are perfect for a flirty summer look and can help camouflage your baby bump. Look for ruffled dresses in bright, light colors to add seasonal appeal. Juxtapose femininity with blocky metal jewelry to interest.
Outfit 4: Shift Dress
A shift dress works perfectly for the woman who doesn’t want anything that’s too form-fitting. A shift dress tends to graze over the various areas while maintaining a boxy shape. Look for a shift dress with fun details like a keyhole in the back or a decorative neckline.
Outfit 5: Tulle Gown or Skirt
Tulle is ultra-feminine. It’s perfect for a woman who desires a whimsical effect. Tulle gowns and skirts are typically worn with a fitted bodice. While tulle can get hot, consider looking for a detachable tulle overlay that can be worn over a simple slip dress. A slip dress is also a chic option to accent a baby bump.
Outfit 6: Ruched Dress
Ruching is perfect for the expectant mother who wants a slimming effect with her dress. While you can’t completely hide a big baby bump, ruching does a great job of concealing and flattering a woman’s curvy shape.
Outfit 7: Dress With a Train
A train makes a majestic statement. While it’s typically synonymous with brides, it’s also appropriate for expectant mothers at their baby showers. You can enjoy a dress and a train in a bold statement color like magenta or yellow or tone it down with a shade of nude.
It’s better to be cautious and overly prepared for anything. Use these key tips well before the event.
Tip 1: Try Dresses With Growth in Mind
If you’re only three months pregnant, don’t purchase a baby shower dress at your current size. While it’s great to buy the dress in advance, dress with growth in mind. Your stomach and body will change significantly over the next few months. A great way to avoid any issues is by checking the fabric specifications before you purchase a dress. A garment containing elastane or spandex gives you wiggle room to work with.
Tip 2: Have Back-up Options
Always maintain a few backup options in various sizes. You might wake up the day of the shower and realize you no longer want to wear a jumper or short dress. Having a backup maxi dress gives you enough options to ensure you feel your best at your baby shower.
Tip 3: Know the Details of the Party
If you’re not planning the baby shower, talk to the event planner to find out if the shower will be held indoors or outdoors. This factor matters in picking out a dress, stocking your purse, and doing your makeup. Even knowing if there’s an accessible restroom matter for a woman who will probably need it multiple times throughout the shower.
Tip 4: Carry a Well-stocked Purse
Consider your pregnancy and what you need to pack in your own bag. While clutches and mini-purses are cute, they’re not the most helpful when carrying many items. Choose a larger tote that’ll match your outfit. If you’ve suffered from a lot of nausea throughout your pregnancy, pack a few nausea bags and an extra dress. An extra dress protects you if you’ve experienced any type of accident with fluids. Carrying a mini-fan can help you stay as cool and dry as possible during the summer months.
Basking in the Moment
This is a time when you get to revel in the love that surrounds you. Once you’ve done your best to put your look together, relax and enjoy the special moments. With these details and the ability to plan ahead, you’ll set yourself to look and feel your best on your big day.