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Whether you’re celebrating your baby shower or have a wedding you need to dress up for, these stylish pregnancy dresses will help you look and feel your best.

Whether you’re sporting a fresh baby bump or trying to lose the gained weight now that the baby is here, dressing up for special occasions can be challenging for new moms. Personally, as soon as my baby bump was past the is-she-or-isn’t-she stage, I couldn’t wait to show it off—until I hit the seven/eighth pregnancy month when anything less than a muumuu felt gratuitous. The key to maternity wear is to dress for the occasion and wear what makes you feel good. Here are some stylish pregnancy and maternity dresses to suit your upcoming casual and formal celebrations.

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Summer Maternity Dresses for BBQs and Get-Togethers

Summer Maternity Dresses for BBQs and Get-Togethers

Spring and summer weekends serve up plenty of opportunity for backyard feasts and family get-togethers. This type of event is also a good opportunity for you to play with style since comfort is your fashion focus. Try on something loose and easy to wear for this relaxed, casual occasion.

George Maternity Denim Shirt DressGeorge Maternity Denim Shirt Dress

Nothing says relaxed and casual like denim, but still this chic shirt dress by George brings pulled-together style to any event. Designed for growing bumps, creeping hemlines can be less of a concern with this fashionable maternity dress.

George Women's Maternity Two Tiered Nursing DressGeorge Women’s Maternity Two-tiered Nursing Dress

I only wish I had this dress while I was nursing! This smart black-and-white striped dress has a peekaboo opening that makes it easy to nurse baby wherever you are. No need to undress or hide under a nursing cover—this nursing dress by George offers easy access chest panels, helping to make feeding time a breeze, so you can maintain your look and look after baby, at the same time.

Great Semi-Formal Maternity Dresses for Weddings

Great Semi-Formal Maternity Dresses for Weddings

While the bride should be the centre of attention, weddings are no time to play the wallflower. Celebrate your body, and the occasion, with something extra feminine and formal. The key to a polished look is the right bra. I recommend getting fitted as your body is changing and you need all the support you can get. (Trust me on this one.)

Joan Kelley Walker Women's Sleeveless DressJoan Kelley Walker Women’s Sleeveless Dress

Early in your pregnancy, you can often still wear non-maternity dresses. This small luxury helps open up your options when shopping for different occasions. The trick is to find something loose to accommodate your quickly growing bump. Opt for an empire waist or A-line dress, as a cinched-in middle could restrict you exactly where you need the room most. This dress by Joan Kelley Walker offers the best of both worlds.

Scoop DressScoop Dress

In my pregnancies, I found the six-month mark was the best time to show off my baby bump. Depending on your preference, you might feel like pulling off a sexy form-fitting number like this Liz Lange dress close to the end of your second trimester. The elegant elbow sleeve and longer hemline are perfect for a more formal occasion, while the side ruching hugs your body in all the right places.

Love Fire Kimono Sleeve Maxi DressLove Fire Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses always remind me of Miami Beach glamour! You’ll feel glamorous showing up to the big event in this kimono-sleeve maxi dress by Love Fire. The plunging V-neckline and side slits make for a stylish feminine cover up. Also available in a yellow floral.

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Professional Office-Friendly Maternity Dresses

Professional Office-Friendly Maternity Dresses

Dressing for work events can be particularly tricky when you’re pregnant—the key is to maintain a polished, professional appearance. You can still wear a fitted dress; however, opt for longer hemlines and pair it with a blazer or open cardigan that helps complement your look.

George Maternity Tie Back DressGeorge Maternity Tie-back Dress

When it comes to work events, you can’t go wrong with basic black. This stretch-jersey dress by George has ruched side detailing and a pretty tie-back. If you want to cover up a little more, a colourful blazer or cardigan will help do the trick.

George Maternity Striped Shirred Elbow Sleeve Dress

This versatile striped midi dress by George is perfect for just about any occasion. Dress it up with heels, or play it down with a light cardi. The rayon-spandex blend can help you feel comfortable at any stage because the fabric is designed to stretch as you grow throughout your pregnancy.

Great Bridal Shower Maternity Dress Options

Great Bridal Shower Maternity Dress Options

It’s the bride-to-be’s turn to step into the spotlight, so feel free to wear something more comfortable for her special day. Pretty prints and loose-fitted styles are sure to help put you in the mood to celebrate.

George Maternity Printed Wrap DressGeorge Maternity Printed Wrap Dress

New moms will feel gorgeous and confident with this fun and flirty wrap dress by George. The pretty print detracts from the post-baby bump you might still be trying to lose, while the V-neckline wrap style can help make it easier to nurse your new baby.

Maxi DressMaxi Dress

There’s no need to worry about hemlines as you sit and catch up with friends when you’re wearing this maxi dress by Liz Lange. The crochet shoulder detail and flutter sleeves add interest, while the slim, flowing dress helps to keep you feeling comfortable.

Baby Shower Maternity Dress Suggestions

Baby Shower Maternity Dress Suggestions

Whether it’s your baby shower, or someone else’s, you’re surrounded by friends so wear whatever makes you feel happy! Be it a cute midi dress with heels, or flowing maxi with sandals, you’re sure to glow. If your shower takes place later in your pregnancy, you might be feeling the weight of your bump. Find extra support for your baby and belly with a belly band.

George Maternity Swing DressGeorge Maternity Swing Dress

Show off your growing belly in this adorable polka-dot dress by George. Fun and flirty, this swingy number offers lots of wiggle room to move and grow throughout your pregnancy.

Nursing Wrap DressNursing Wrap Dress

You know you’ve got a winner when you find a pregnancy dress that doubles as a maternity dress—and can be worn after the baby is born. This elegant teal “Lift Up” A-Line Nursing Wrap Dress by Liz Lange is my suggestion. Simply lift the wrap front to nurse baby. The longer skirt length is perfect for photo ops as you open gifts for your brand new baby!

There’s no need to forego style while you’re pregnant or nursing. Walmart’s pregnancy dresses and maternity wear will have you feeling confident and looking fabulous for all your upcoming special occasions!