Photo: Roberto Caruso
Let’s be honest. Dressing your pregnant belly during the third trimester—once your “bump” has morphed into a basketball or a very large beach ball—can be difficult. Ironically, it’s also during your final few months of pregnancy that friends and loved ones usually fete your soon-to-be mommyhood by throwing you a baby shower.
Appreciate the sentiment, but can’t imagine wearing anything other than the maternity yoga pants you’ve been living in? Don’t sweat it! We’ve got you covered with a variety of looks that are as party-ready as they are comfortable.Photo: Roberto Caruso
For an warm-weather bash, pair a comfortable (read: breezy and loose) dress with embellishment, we love embroidery or tassels with accessories like a wide-brim hat and flat booties for an overall bohemian vibe. For cooler temperatures, add a pair of opaque tights or leggings to finish the look.
Jessica Aztec embroidered smock dress, $62, boohoo.com; Wide brim felt fedora, $31, forever21.com; Layered pailette bracelet set, $25, metowe.com; Crossbody saddle bag, $50, gapcanada.com; Packer ankle bootie, $174, samedelman.com; Women AIRISM leggings, $13, uniqlo.com
If you’re dealing with swollen legs and ankles (ugh!), a maxi dress is a great option. Amp up a floral dress with on-trend accessories like statement earrings, easy-to-get on metallic slides and a blush crossbody bag—all of which you’ll wear once baby arrives.
Denim jacket in white, $128, jcrew.com; Gretel metallic leather slides, $131, anntaylor.com; Bauble solid earring, $50, clubmonaco.ca; Matt & Nat x Indigo Opia Dwell crossbody bag, $95, indigo.ca; MAMA long dress, $60, hm.com
Found a pair that fit perfectly? Dress up any basic jeans with a bold printed robe-style topper and oversize t-shirt or tank. This look also works with any blazer, bomber or cropped moto jacket—and don’t fuss if it doesn’t ‘fasten or fit’ over the bump, these look best worn open.
Boyfriend tank, $16, joefresh.com; Teatro leather clutch in dusty pink, $70, frankandoak.com; Topshop maternity moto Joni jeans, $80, thebay.com; Carter black leather, $108, lintervalleshoes.com; Printed kimono, $90, zara.com
A flowy trapeze silhouette gets a flirty makeover with an off-the-shoulder neckline, especially in this feminine print. Pair with dainty rose gold jewellery and tonal accessories for a fool-proof way pull this look together in a snap.
Catlett Georgette off the shoulder dress, $158, frenchconnection.com; ALEX & ANI Charm bangle, $39, thebay.com; Ring “hearts”, $119, thomassabo.com; Caseyy leather cross body bag, $199, tedbaker.com; Criana, $40, callitspring.com
Keep up with your baby's development, get the latest parenting content and receive special offers from our partners