Two words that make months of morning sickness and rib kicks worth it? Baby shower.
Yep, the time has come to celebrate the mum-to-be, (a pre-birth party, if you will), so whether you or your best friend has a bun in the often, now’s the time to show her some love. But what to wear to a baby shower? Are there any rules you should be following? Follow our guide to shower shopping and you won’t step a foot wrong. We’ve handpicked bump-friendly dresses, gender-neutral hues, and of course, our favourite pink & blue contenders. Let’s get into it.
The secret to what to wear to baby showers as the mom-to-be is stretch and flexibility.
When buying a special dress for a special moment in your life, gift yourself the opportunity to wear it again by avoiding the maternity section. Instead, opt for an easy dress that makes you comfortable moving. Jersey will not only showcase your blossoming bump, it’s super comfortable and will carry you through your busy day with no other bumps in the road.
Kaftan styles are also ultra-flattering, V neck to elongate your neck and highlighting your stellar silhouette in another level, feminine way. Kaftan dresses can be especially comfortable for the warmer months, as the light fabric and breathable silhouettes will keep you cool through summer.
What to wear at a baby shower when you know the baby is a girl? Or perhaps you’ve been asked to dress for your guess… and have an inkling the girl gang is about to expand. Either way, the answer looks a lot like pink. But before you run off to check out our latest dresses, we’d suggest avoiding the fuchsia (it’s not that kind of party) and instead opt for something a little softer. Our favourite shades are the gentle blush and rose tones that bring both calm and serenity to the sentimental celebration. If you don’t want to style a completely pink look but are aiming for a simple nod to the newcomer, why not opt for feminine florals that feature hints of baby pinks?
Neutrals are best gender-less and best worn to baby showers.
If the gender is unknown and you don’t want to divide opinions, opt for a failsafe neutral outfit. Think creamy beiges, cool stone tones, warm nudes, and elegant grays. Can you wear white to a baby shower? Totally! This isn’t a bridal shower, and some soon-to-be mamas actually prefer a clean, white baby shower aesthetic. While she’ll likely let you know with the invite, play it safe and double check that mom doesn’t have a color preference. If white is alright, a cute, poplin mini is the perfect daytime shower dress.
For the summer babies: what to wear to a baby shower as a guest in the warmer months? If colour coordinating isn’t your thing and keeping cool in that summer sun is a higher priority, this one’s for you. We’ve hand-selected lightweight and breathable options to keep you sweat-free and socialising all day long. Key call outs include smocks, light linens, halters, and broderie beauties. The perfect dress – shower approved.
Ready or not, Mom-to-be or just a guest, these options are the best – Bamboo Blonde style.