The Ultimate Baby Shower Dress Guide

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Looking for a pretty dress to wear to your next baby shower but don’t want to break the bank? Look no further! We’ve put together a list of 10 cute and affordable baby shower dresses. Whether you’re looking for a casual dress or something more formal, we’ve got you covered. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at these lovely dresses!

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Where to Buy Baby Shower Dresses

Back in the day, buying a baby shower dress used to be as easy as walking into a maternity store. However, stores have cut back on selection lately so the best places to purchase baby shower dresses usually is online.

When buying a dress online, it is important to check the sizing and make sure you are ordering the right size. You should also take a look at the return policy in case the dress doesn’t fit or you don’t like it when it arrives. We also love to look through reviews and customer photos of the dresses to see the actual product on someone other than the model.

Over the years, we’ve found the most consistent and reliable places to buy baby shower maternity dresses are Pink Blush, Macy’s, Target and Old Navy. Amazon does have some cute and affordable options available, however you need to be careful with sizing and check the details before ordering.

Our Tip: When shopping on sites like PinkBlush and Macy’s, sign up for their e-mail list to get coupons to save even more!

If you’re a guest attending a baby shower and don’t need maternity sizing, you can find baby shower dresses at any retailer that sells women’s dresses. You might even have an old dress in your closet you could repurpose for the event!

Some local resale stores, like Clothes Mentor, will carry baby shower dresses so it might be worth checking out. Sometimes you can get a great deal on a barely worn dress! We also like to check TredUp, Poshmark and Facebook marketplace for deals.

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Baby Shower Dress Styles

Now that we’ve determined where to shop for a dress, let’s move on to styles! Depending on the type of baby shower you are attending, you may want a different style of dress. A more casual backyard party will require a different outfit than an elegant tea party. It is also important to take into account the season and whether the event will be indoors or outdoors.

For summer baby showers, we love flowy maxi dresses or pretty sun dresses. Light colors and florals are always on trend and perfect for a summer baby shower. You can never go wrong with a white dress, either! Just make sure to avoid anything too sheer or low cut since this is still a family event.

If the baby shower is during the fall or winter, you may want to consider a long sleeve dress or something with a heavier fabric. A fitted dress with a fun print is also great for colder weather. And, of course, don’t forget your cardigan or shawl in case it gets chilly!

As far as length goes, it is really up to you. We’ve seen everything from tea length dresses to floor-length gowns at baby showers. If you’re unsure, err on the side of caution and go with a longer dress. You can always get it hemmed if it’s too long!

And, last but not least, don’t forget about your shoes! Depending on the style of dress you choose, you may want to wear heels, flats or sandals. We suggest avoiding anything too high or uncomfortable since you will be standing and mingling for most of the day.

One of our tricks to figuring out the style and color to wear to a baby shower is to match the theme of the baby shower invitation. If the baby shower is going to be themed more floral, we recommend looking for a floral print dress or a light-colored dress.

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Baby Shower Dresses for Mom to Be

Here are some of our favorite baby shower dresses for mamas to be.

Baby Shower Dresses for Guests

Here are some of our favorite baby shower dresses for guests to wear.

Baby Shower Dress Ideas for Kids

And don’t forget about the kids! Here are some cute baby shower dresses for kids.

Final Thoughts

We hope this guide was helpful in finding the perfect baby shower dress for you! No matter what style you choose, we know you’ll look beautiful and be comfortable celebrating the upcoming arrival of a new baby!

Need more ideas? Check out our What to Wear to a Baby Shower guide!

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