Dressing the Bump: Perfect Maternity Dress Styles for that Black Tie Event This Spring
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Dressing the Bump: Perfect Maternity Dress Styles for that Black Tie Event This Spring

Your bump is growing (and let’s face it, it’s not the only thing that’s growing), and dressing that baby bump can be a bit of a challenge. If you have a black tie event coming up and you’re tempted to skip it, don’t decline that invite! We’ve got you covered with some of the best black tie styles that will keep you comfortable and allow you to shine at your event.

Long Red Lace

Red is always a show-stopper, and a long red lace dress is a beautiful choice for any formal event. In fact, Krysten Ritter recently announced her pregnancy when she showed up on the red carpet at the 2019 Oscars showing off her bump. She paired it with a matching clutch and beautiful chandelier earrings. 

Just make sure you go with a lace dress that has a bit of stretch for comfort. The great thing about going with a super long dress is that you can totally go with flats if you’re not feeling up to a pair of heels.

Basic Black Meets Sequins 

Many women turn to basic black when they’re choosing a dress for a formal event, and it’s a perfect way to make your baby bump look svelte and elegant for the big night. 

Dress up basic black by choosing a look with sequins like Chrissy Teigen did back at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar party. Take a page from Heidi Klum’s always impeccable style (she was in her third trimester when she wore this look) and pair the black dress with an updo and a pair of long dangling earrings

Short and Sassy

You don’t always have to go long when choosing a dress for a black tie event. Short, sassy dresses offer a beautiful choice, too. Kourtney Kardashian was seven months pregnant when she rocked a short white dress at Kim Kardashian’s 2009 birthday party. Nicole Kidman also made an above-the-knee choice when attending the ACM awards with Keith Urban. A pair of nude peeptoes complemented the look perfectly.

Off the Shoulder Styles

Off the shoulder dresses make it easy to balance out your bump a bit, and if you don’t like wearing low-cut dresses, they allow you to show some skin without going with a plunging neckline. 

Liv Tyler chose a blue off the shoulder number that was sleek and svelte, pairing it with minimal makeup and drop earrings. Add a structured clutch, and you’re ready for the party. 

Seraphine White Embroidered Off the Shoulder Maternity Dress

Seraphine White Embroidered Off the Shoulder Maternity Dress

$45.00
Seraphine Navy Blue Off the Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress

Seraphine Navy Blue Off the Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress

$45.00
Seraphine Off the Shoulder Black Maternity Dress

Seraphine Off the Shoulder Black Maternity Dress

$79.00
Seraphine Pink Off The Shoulder Lace Maternity Dress

Seraphine Pink Off The Shoulder Lace Maternity Dress

$78.00
Seraphine Black Woven Off the Shoulder Maternity Dress

Seraphine Black Woven Off the Shoulder Maternity Dress

$39.00
Seraphine White Off The Shoulder Lace Maternity Dress

Seraphine White Off The Shoulder Lace Maternity Dress

$45.00
Seraphine Pink Off the Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress

Seraphine Pink Off the Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress

$45.00
Seraphine Monochrome Off the Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress

Seraphine Monochrome Off the Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress

$89.00
Seraphine Blue Embroidered Off the Shoulder Maternity Dress

Seraphine Blue Embroidered Off the Shoulder Maternity Dress

$55.00
A Pea in the Pod Off The Shoulder A-line Maternity Dress

A Pea in the Pod Off The Shoulder A-line Maternity Dress

$59.97
A Pea in the Pod Seraphine Off The Shoulder Smocked Maxi Maternity Dress

A Pea in the Pod Seraphine Off The Shoulder Smocked Maxi Maternity Dress

$79.97
A Pea in the Pod Off The Shoulder Maternity Dress

A Pea in the Pod Off The Shoulder Maternity Dress

$49.97
A Pea in the Pod Lace Off The Shoulder Maternity Dress

A Pea in the Pod Lace Off The Shoulder Maternity Dress

$49.97

Long Side Slit Dresses

You can rock a bump and look super sexy while doing it, and many celebrities like Carrie Underwood and Blake Lively have proven it by wearing long side slit dresses on the red carpet. Carrie took black to a whole new level with her gold-embellished dress and a pair of metallic pumps. Lively stunned in a blue number combined with strappy sandals in Cannes. 

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