If you’re getting married while pregnant, there are some amazing long dresses to choose from. See our pick of ten of the best for beautiful brides with a bump.
Long Lace Maternity Gown
If you’re after a fairy tale look for your wedding, this could be the dress for you. It has a little vintage glamour with its floral lace that drapes softly over your curves and your bump and a flattering A-line cut and Empire-line bodice. The crossover v-neckline allows you to showcase your cleavage and the dress plunges to a deeper V at the back. The sash is an optional extra and you can tie it in a sweet bow to emphasise the waist line.
Emilia Wickstead Cecilia Tulle Midi Dress
£1,120 Nine In The Mirror
Not quite full length but a very classic midi length dress that’s great for Town and register office weddings. Best of all, it can be worn after pregnancy thanks to its clever cut. Made from a very fine tulle, it has little daisies all over it and a bow that toes at the back. The round collar can be removed – wear it with a block colour t-shirt – or added for a demure look.
Willow Gown Long
Tiffany Rose £199
This offers a gorgeously heavy fabric that drapes beautifully across your bump and it is made from gently jersey fabric that falls from the Empire line waist to the floor. The sleeves are three-quarter length – great for more formal weddings and if you aren’t too keen on showing your upper arms. The neckline is a gently V that falls from the shoulders and it comes with optional sashes.
£250 Two Birds
This clever gown can be worn in several ways, thanks to its long straps. This means you can find a way of wearing it that fits your bump perfectly and allows you to expose as much – or as little – skin as you’re comfortable with. It comes in white or ivory (and also a lace fabric) for a traditional bridal look – or try one of the many pastel or rich colours. You can also get bridesmaids dresses from them, so you’ll have a perfectly co-ordinated wedding day.
Mist Grey Embellished Grecian Maternity Gown
Buck the trend away from white or ivory with this mist grey dress in a romantic Grecian style. There is hand beading on the shoulders and it is made from chiffon, giving you a flowing silhouette as you walk down the aisle. It has an Empire line fit with concealed elastic for comfort. The bodice and wide shoulder straps mean you can wear quite supportive maternity lingerie without it showing.
Nine by Savannah Miller – Ivory ‘Tilly’ wedding dress
If you’re still in the early stages of pregnancy, you can probably buy a dress that has not been specially made for pregnancy, such as this long Flapper-style dress with its nod to 1920s fashion and its gently draping tiered skirts. It has hand-beaded embellishments and delicate camisole straps.
3:1 Phillip Lim Sunburst Pleat Midi Dress
£220 Nine In The Mirror
Another dress that comes to mid-shin is this Deco style dress from 3:1 Phillip Lim. With its delicate pleats, it will float over your bump and give lots of gorgeous movement as you walk up the aisle and take your first dance with your new husband. Team with shoes that match the ties and add a small, contemporary bouquet.
Charlotte Lace Gown
£129 Tiffany Rose
In Oyster Cream lace, this dress is quite stunning. The lace is super soft and lined with floaty jersey and the colour will complement any skin tone. The boat neckline is flattering and the skirt falls straight to the floor from the Empire-line bodice. Three-quarter length sleeves with flatter the arms and reveal the scalloped edges of the lace.
Self-Portrait Bardot guipure lace-trimmed satin gown
£550 Net A Porter
Inspired by the legendary Brigitte Bardot, this gown flows from the shoulder, allowing it to skin rather than swathe your bump. With scalloped guipure lace across the shoulders it has points of interest and the shorter front hem is not only on-trend but ideal for showing off a great pair of shoes. Turn your back on your guests and they will see the glorious sweep of the train.
Dolce & Gabbana lace-appliquéd embroidered tulle gown
£12,750 Net A Porter
Lace? Check. Tulle? Check. Embellishments? Check. If full-on fairytale is the look you’re after, this exquisite gown ticks all the boxes. Made from layers of light as a feather tulle, it is appliquéd with rows of scalloped lace. The little Pride and Prejudice-style bodice with ruches and puffed sleeves will sit above your bump and the full skirt will float over it. It stays full-looking thanks to a mesh under-skirt.