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10 Beautiful and Comfortable Dresses for Your Maternity Photoshoot

10 Beautiful and Comfortable Dresses for Your Maternity Photoshoot

A maternity photoshoot is a special way to celebrate an amazing passage in time and to let the world know a baby is on the way soon. Your pregnancy should be celebrated and commemorated by taking photos you will have for a lifetime to come. Your little ones will appreciate knowing how gorgeous their mama looked when they were taking up residence in your belly. Families cherish these photos for a lifetime and they often become centerpieces in the home.

When should I plan my maternity photoshoot?

The best time to plan your maternity photoshoot is when you are showing but still feeling great. This is typically sometime during the second trimester or beginning of the third trimester.

Where should I have my maternity photoshoot?

The location for your shoot is totally up to you. You can select a special place that has meaning to you and your significant other or it can be your own backyard. Most couples choose a mix of indoor and outdoor settings for variety. Whatever location you choose, make sure it is somewhere you will fondly remember for years to come.

What to wear to your maternity photoshoot?

What maternity dress to wear to a maternity shoot is really up to you–this is your time to shine, after all. This is certainly not the time to hide your bump–that is the whole reason you’re doing the shoot. Whether you choose a body-conscious style, a long and flowing number or something understated, the dress you wear for your maternity photoshoot should be something that is distinctly you–and something that makes you feel comfy, too.

From casual and beachy to dramatic and glamorous, discover our selection and find the perfect dress for a maternity photoshoot.

1. Off the Shoulder Photoshoot Dress

The Off-Shoulder Maternity Gown & Photoshoot Dress is the definition of a showstopper dress. This elegant style is made of a comfortable super stretchy mix of rayon and spandex. Available in blue and pink, you can even match it to the gender of your new baby. The subtle yet dramatic draping and off-the-shoulder neckline is complemented with a glamorous hemline.

2. Capri Dress

Exude elegance with the Capri Dress from Pietro Brunelli, an elegant little number that is reminiscent of an Italian movie star. A lovely rose detail on the shoulder sets this maternity dress apart from the rest. Pretty and simple, this dress is perfect for pared down style and a sophisticated appeal.

3. Cherie Maternity Dress

Fashion meets function in this chic black maternity dress. Comfort is the name of the game with the Pietro Brunelli Cherie Maternity Dress, an off-the-shoulder body-conscious dress with a hem that hits just below the knee. Super easy to wear and ideal for dressing up or down – it can be worn long after your pregnancy and photoshoot.

4. Maternity Slip Dress

The slip dress is a maternity wardrobe must-have. We love the comfort and elegance of this Pietro Brunelli A-line Maternity Slip Dress, made in Italy by fashion designer Pietro Brunelli. The olive shade is both chic and flattering.

5. Textured Rib Knit Midi Dress

It is not exactly a dress, but the Textured Rib Knit Midi Maternity Skirt by Pietro Brunelli is a super-flattering way to dress up any of your favorite tops. We love how the clean lines and ribbed design of this maternity pencil skirt looks amazing on everyone. Long after your maternity photoshoot is over, you can wear this staple during every trimester and beyond.

6. Satin Maternity Dress

Channel your inner boho mama with the ultra-pretty Stella Satin Dress from Pietro Brunelli. Featuring a charmingly retro floral ditsy print, this dress is the perfect piece to take center stage at your maternity photoshoot. The dress hits midcalf and features a sash tie at the waist. We love how flattering this silhouette is during all stages of pregnancy.

7. Smocked Floral Maxi Dress

For maximum style, we recommend going for the Smocked Bodice Floral Maxi Maternity Dress, a flowing favorite amongst expecting moms. This tiered beauty is from our curated dress collection. The feminine and flowy style dress embodies all things girly and will live in your closet long after the baby is born.

8. Floral Crinkle Chiffon Maxi Dress

You will be a ray of sunshine in the Floral Crinkle Chiffon Tiered Maxi Maternity Dress. Light up your maternity photoshoot with this effortlessly cool dress–pair it with a pair of boots to give it an edge, or go barefoot for your photoshoot for the ultimate bohemian vibe.

9. Ruffle Strap Midi Dress

Leave it to the ever-so-stylish mama herself, Jessica Simpson, to design this delightfully chic and pared down maternity dress. The Ruffle Strap Midi Maternity Dress takes the guesswork out of your outfit. If you’re trying to keep things simple and chic for your maternity photoshoot, this is the dress for you. We love how the removable tie belt allows for multiple styling options–whether you want to create an empire waist look or leave it loose.

10. Linen Maxi Dress

The Linen Tiered Maxi Maternity Dress is no-fail choice for those expecting mamas who love the angelic look. This sleeveless maternity maxi dress is ethereal and super feminine. The flattering shape moves with you at every turn.

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