Maternity Dresses & Baby Shower Outfit Ideas

Maternity Dresses & Baby Shower Outfit Ideas

13th Nov 2019

A baby on the way is more than enough reason to celebrate! There’s something incredibly magical about new life - and what better way to celebrate the imminent arrival of a new baby than with a gorgeous baby shower.

For many mothers, a baby shower is the most exciting day of their pregnancy. It is a day for them to relax, unwind and enjoy the company of their loved ones. But once you’ve finalised the catering, games and decorations, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear. After all, you will be the centre of attention! Finding the perfect baby shower outfit can be difficult, so we’ve


composed a list of helpful maternity outfit ideas to help you look your absolute best on your special day.

Maternity Outfit Ideas For Your Baby Shower

1. Dress For Comfort

First and foremost, dress for your own comfort. Comfort is extremely important throughout your pregnancy but even more so at your baby shower. As the guest of honour, you’ll be the centre of attention. You’ll probably be making your way around the party, greeting guests and catching up with friends. Because baby showers are typically held in the later stages of pregnancy or the ‘third trimester,’ you might be experiencing aches, pains, lack of sleep and frequent bathroom trips. That is why, it’s important to look for styles that are comfortable but also support your growing bump. The Henry and Grace Swing Dress is the perfect baby shower outfit, offering comfort and support for the expectant mum. Exclusively crafted from our ultra fine Merino wool, our Swing Dress drapes beautifully over your baby bump and can be matched with our super soft leggings for a comfortable and stylish look.

2. Show Off Your Bump!

Don’t hide your bump from the world. Embrace it while you can! Your baby shower is all about celebrating the baby that you’re welcoming into the world. Choose a maternity dress that is designed to enhance your bump and showcase your newfound pregnancy curves in the best possible way. Don’t shy away from something more form fitting or wearing a belt with a loose fitting dress. The Henry and Grace Wrap Dress gently hugs your belly in all the right places! For an extra special touch, choose a dress in feminine colours if you’re expecting a girl, or darker colours such as navy blue if you’re expecting a boy.

We recommend that you avoid tight fitting clothing. Not only are they uncomfortable during the last few months of pregnancy, they create unnecessary pressure and cause all sorts of problems including heartburn and stomach pain. Opt for comfortable fabrics made from breathable cotton so you can look good and feel great!

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3. Dress For The Season

In the Spring or Summer months, an outdoor baby shower is the perfect opportunity to embrace the glorious Australian sun. There’s no doubt that outdoor events can be some of the most memorable for guests. Even in the cooler months, an outdoor baby shower is an opportunity to enjoy the crisp air and colourful autumn leaves. A park or backyard can make the perfect setting to celebrate the imminent arrival of your little one. If you decide to host your shower outdoors, choose an outfit with a pop of colour, a femine silhouette or a fun print, and avoid stiletto heels that might sink into the grass. Remember that outdoor weather can change in a split second, so planning your outfit beforehand is crucial.

For a Winter baby shower, wear layers to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the day. Pair your outfit with a comfortable sweater or cardigan so you can easily add or remove layers according to the temperature.

4. Accessorise

Accessories can jazz up any baby shower outfit! Even if you choose to wear a plain outfit, pairing it with a piece of statement jewellery can easily enhance your look. Just like choosing your outfit and style, your statement piece should match the overall mood of your shower. For example, if the colour of your shower is primarily blue, consider wearing blue jewellery to complement the theme of your celebration.

Don’t be afraid to rock a colourful handbag or sandals with decorative touches for an eye-catching look. Some mums-to-be prefer to accessorise with beautiful flower crowns or tiaras for an extra bit of sparkle. Remember that it’s your baby shower and you’re the star of the show!

Choosing an outfit for your baby shower may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. At Henry and Grace, we are committed to helping you find the perfect ensemble for your upcoming celebration. We offer a range of maternity outfit ideas including our ultrafine Merino maternity dresses. Designed by mums for mums, our soft and stretchy maternity range offers exquisite comfort and support. Browse our incredible range and experience the Henry and Grace difference today!

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