Wedding season is upon us, and while your vision may not typically include swollen ankles, a virgin cocktail, and a 49-inch waist, there are plenty of ways to look chic and feel great - whether you're heading off for a casual garden party or an elegant evening affair. We love a tent as much as the next person, but not as wedding wear. Here are some of our favorite fashionable frocks for moms-to-be in the summer of 2013.
Modern mamas need not sacrifice style for substance, thanks to today's stylish options. Metallics continue to be big, and this Sleeveless Sheath Maternity dress from Pea in the Pod Collection (no longer available in metallic but instead a lovely floral print) is totally on-trend, thanks to the richly textured fabric that will make heads turn. Meanwhile, the sleeveless styling will keep you feeling cool while looking hot, while the form-fitting cut shows off that beautiful bump.
If you prefer to go with the flow, we love the Beatrix Boho dress from More of Me Maternity. One part romance, one part rock-and-roll, this dress offers convenient coverage for arms and thighs and is available in two unique, metallic-flecked sorbet shades. The ultimate seal of approval? We wish they made it in non-maternity sizes!
Gap may be your go-to for all things every day, but it's also a stylish source for special occasion-wear. While a black-tie evening event may call for something more formal, we'd pick this fresh and fanciful Floral Sateen A-line dress for a daytime or afternoon affair. If you've already started saving up for baby's college fund, take heart: this dress can do double duty at your baby shower.
Lace lady lace
The ultimate in luxe, the Lace Midi Dress With Scallop V Back from ASOS screams high-end style at a bargain-basement price. Soft stretch lace and full lining are the keys in the ingenious design, designed to fit throughout your entire pregnancy. And because it's not all about the belly, we love the sexy surprise of the deep V-back.
Thanks to these and other great styles making a showing in the maternity market, options abound for wonderful wedding wear. Yes, you're expecting...expecting to look and feel amazing!