For as long as I can remember, my mom has been offering one major piece of pregnancy advice: get pregnant in the fall so you can avoid being pregnant in the summer. She had May and June babies, so clearly she followed her own advice. While avoiding the hottest days of summer is a plus, there are two other big pluses of being pregnant in the fall and winter: warm dresses and leggings. These 20 fall maternity dresses are perfect options for soon-to-be moms this season, because who doesn't want to look polished and put together while avoiding those denim prisons known as pants?
I'm a firm believer in creating a wardrobe that mixes high-quality, pricier items with fun, cheap items. After all, unless you're Michelle Duggar and planning on really getting your money's worth in maternity clothes, there's no point in filling your closet with expensive items you can only wear for a few months. The following list of maternity dresses has a nice assortment of both: affordable, everyday pieces that won't break the bank, as well as pricier dresses to splurge on for special occasions.
Websites like Poshmark and ThredUp are perfect for finding name-brand, gently used maternity clothes from women who are all done having their babies, too! And once your bundle of joy has arrived, you can make a little money back by joining in on the fun and selling your maternity dresses. But until then, here are 20 maternity dresses for fall that will keep you comfortable and trendy:
1. Crochet Overlay Dress
2. Maternity Boat-Neck Bodycon Dress
3. Maternity Floral Print Mix Asymmetrical Hem Dress
Maternity Floral Print Mix Asymmetrical Hem Dress
I know that Miranda Priestly doesn't find florals for spring very groundbreaking, but what about for fall? This boho, asymmetrical hem dress from Target is loose-fitting and comfortable, and will look beautiful on your bump from weeks 4 to 40.
4. ASOS DESIGN Maternity Eco Knitted Mini Dress
5. Jessica Simpson Floral Maternity Dress
6. Valentina Ponté Knit Maternity/Nursing Dress
Valentina Ponté Knit Maternity/Nursing Dress
Do you have a more formal event coming up? This elegant knit dress comes in a basic black as well as this chic color-block pattern. It beautifully covers a growing bump, and the lift-up nursing access will make your life easier once baby arrives.
7. Isabella Oliver Aurelia Ruffled Maternity Dress
8. Motherhood Maternity Flutter-Sleeve Dress
9. Yellow Solid Long Sleeve Maternity Midi Dress
Yellow Solid Long Sleeve Maternity Midi Dress
Pink Blush Maternity
Deep reds and olive greens get a lot of love in the fall, but I think this golden yellow color is the best hue of the season. This long sleeve midi dress (with pockets!) comes in four different colors, and is the perfect basic to style in a dozen different ways.
10. Maternity Striped 3/4 Sleeve Shirred T-Shirt Dress
11. Tie Detail Maternity Dress
12. ASOS DESIGN Maternity Lace Wrap Midi Dress
ASOS DESIGN Maternity lace wrap midi dress
This romantic wrap dress is another brilliant option for a fall wedding or formal party. The wide-cut sleeves and loose-fitting wrap design means you'll be comfortable for that event that you may or may not actually want to be at, eight months pregnant.
13. Glamour & Co. Maternity Long Sleeve Side Ruched Dress
14. Maternity Velvet Tie-Waist Crossover Dress
15. Floral Front Twist Long Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress
Burgundy Floral Front Twist Long Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress
Pink Blush Maternity
The front twist detail of this floral maxi dress makes it stand apart from all the other floral maxis you'll see this fall. This is an easy, breezy maxi that you can wear throughout your entire pregnancy, as well as pre and post!
16. Maternity Utility Dress in TENCEL
17. Jessica Simpson Wrap Maternity Dress
Jessica Simpson Wrap Maternity Dress
I've gotta say, Jessica Simpson really knows how to design a maternity dress. I adore this black & white patterned wrap dress, and love how the model's paired it with simple black booties. Throw on a tailored jacket when the weather gets colder, and this is one of my favorite fall options.
18. Ingrid & Isabel Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress
19. Hope & Ivy Maternity Long Sleeve Open Back Midi Dress With Crochet Trim in Bird Print
Hope & Ivy Maternity Long Sleeve Open Back Midi Dress With Crochet Trim in Bird Print
Another wonderful option for a dressier event, this high-neck chiffon number with blouson sleeves perfectly accentuates the bump while keeping mama comfortable. It's designed to be worn through all stages of pregnancy, so hopefully you have multiple excuses to dress up.
20. Sash Front Maternity Dress
Sash Front Maternity Dress
A Pea In The Pod
I saved one of my favorites for last. This marl-colored, calf-length dress has a sash that accentuates the bump, and is made of a super soft fabric that feels like a hug. Dress it up or down with your footwear and accessories, and prepare to keep this dress on repeat.