Evening Maternity Dress

Just because you're pregnant, it doesn't mean you can't dress up - especially now that the holiday season is upon us. Looking for the perfect dress for a Christmas party or New Year's Eve can be a lot of fun. We offer some of the current trends and styles for maternity evening wear in this article. These styles are real knockouts and you'll find that maternity formal evening dresses are more beautiful than ever.

The LBD (Little Black Dress) in Mini, Midi, or Maxi

We'll start with the one dress every woman should have in her closet - the little black dress (LBD). Liz Lange has some fabulous LBDs in maternity wear. Choose the length that suits you best, from maxi to mini, and slip into your LBD for an evening of fun and frolic. By the way, maternity mini dresses are a big thing this year for the holidays. If you're up for it, they are available in metallics and clingy, sexy fabrics that are flirty and styles that are delicious.

One style that is here to stay is the maxi dress, made famous by Angelina Jolie and Nicole Richie during their pregnancies. The forgiving empire waist makes this an excellent choice for maternity formal evening gowns. Pick one in a rich, gently clinging fabric and accent it with glitter - you'll have a stunning evening look that will definitely turn heads.

One Shoulder, Two Shoulders or Strapless

One shoulder dresses are the hot item this year. Maternity evening wear is featuring one shoulder dresses in any number of lengths and fabrics. They are sexy and flattering and definitely the item of the season. Olian Maternity has a stunning stretch knit one shoulder dress that flatters your new curves and can be dressed up as much or as little as you like.

Isabella Oliver, always in tune with the times and designer par excellence, has created an exquisite silk jersey wrap dress called the Wrap Column Dress. It can be worn three different ways, so even though it may seem expensive at first glance, you are getting three dresses in one. Definitely worth the investment for maternity formal evening wear.

Accent your beautiful baby bump with a fully lined chiffon dress from Figure8Maternity.com. The Emma Tie Back Strapless maternity dress is a great fit with floating material that makes you feel like a fairy princess. Dance the night away in this lovely evening dress.

Some Maternity Evening Wear Tips

When it comes to dressing formally, there are a few things to remember to ensure your evening out is everything you hoped it would be. In the first stages of pregnancy your baby bump hasn't popped out yet, but you may be feeling quite bloated. Your waist is disappearing, but you're not looking pregnant exactly - just thick. In order to take away from that feeling and appearance, choose a V-neck dress to show off your shoulders and cleavage (beware of fallout), and an empire waist to disguise the thickness. By the second trimester you have a bump to show off so jersey and silk are the dress-up fabrics of choice. A good supportive bra and a sexy neckline that doesn't allow for spillage is important for a fabulous look. Your third trimester is the time for the maxi dress - whether is it one shoulder, asymmetrical, or halter style, you'll feel most comfortable in this style. Flashy flats are just the thing to create a formal evening look without the stress of clothing that is uncomfortable.

Maternity Bridal Wear - It Is What You Make It

Maternity bridal gowns and maternity bridesmaid dresses can follow any of the designs we talked about in this article, regardless whether they are regular or plus size maternity dresses. If you are having your gowns made, then be sure to allow for changes, especially between the first and second trimesters. What fit well in the first trimester may look unbecoming in the second. It takes some time to make a dress, so remember timing when you are having the clothing sewn. The nice thing about buying your maternity bride's gown or maternity bridesmaid dresses from a shop is that you can find the style and color that works best for you and hold off buying it until just before you need it. That way it fits as it should and the timing is right for comfort. Check out what is available in maternity bride and bridesmaid dresses on any of the maternity clothing sites. Most dresses can become a wedding dress in an instant - the important thing is that you feel beautiful and happy in it.


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