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: