Baby Shower

What to wear to your Baby Shower! Best baby shower outfit ideas!

What to wear to your Baby Shower

Are you wondering what to wear to your Baby Shower? Then you are not alone!

Having a baby is an amazing, magical time. And the Baby Shower is an opportunity to be with loved ones and celebrate the joy that is about to happen. Most of all, you want to enjoy it. You don’t want to stress about what to wear to your Baby Shower.

To take the pressure off you, because goodness knows being pregnant is basically a full-time job at this point, we’ve created the best guide for what to wear to your Baby Shower!

What should I wear to my Baby Shower?

Of course, the goal of the game is to be comfortable AND beautiful!

Loose clothing and cool fabrics are your new besties. Use accessories instead of belts or tight fabrics. That said, don’t drown yourself in material in an attempt to hide the bump. It’s your baby shower. Everyone knows you’re pregnant so embrace it!

Baby Shower Outfit Ideas

To really get the look, ask yourself if you’ve checked the three T’s?

  • Time of year. Summer is the season for flowers and prints in bright colors, winter is more muted and may be slightly more appropriate.
  • Theme. is there Matching the color scheme isn’t necessary but can be nice, especially in after photos.
  • tone. More casual? Dress up in gorgeous tops and accessories and simple pants or skirts. Formal? A versatile jacket with a colored blouse. Cocktails? Glam it up with long, flowing, or fancy dresses.

A jacket is always a good idea due to those pesky pregnancy hormones which mean your body temperature can change faster than a thermometer in a bouncy castle!

What about shoes? We all love shoes. But right now, your feet probably don’t love your fave, 4 inch stilettos. Be comfortable. And flats can be super chic and cute – just make sure they’re supportive.

What colors should I wear to my Baby Shower?

Of course, this is entirely up to you. When deciding what to wear for your Baby Shower, color is important. Think about whether you are making a statement about gender. Or will you subvert gender stereotypes and wear anything?

You can be feminine and happy because you are about to become a mother or because you have a girl.

Dark colors, especially navy are traditional for a boy but are also typical winter colors.

Be light and cheerful. A baby shower is a celebration of new life, there’s no room for being sad or stuffy!

what to wear to baby shower

Should I wear a dress to my Baby Shower?

Grab a dress, forget the stress – all you have to do is accessorize. Plus, the clothes are usually looser and more comfortable.

The dresses are very feminine, something you might want to lean on when you’re heavily pregnant and start getting those mama bear vibes.

If you want to emphasize your natural femininity, dress up! Maternity dresses do a great job of showing off your beautiful bump. But ultimately go with whatever makes you feel better

Best Baby Shower Dresses

We’ve put together our top 8 dresses to wear to a Baby Shower. From floaty, to skimming, these are our favorite Baby Shower dresses to really make a statement at your Baby Shower.

Soft and floaty…

what to wear to baby shower

This dark pink dress by Mother Bee Maternity is flowing and feminine! I love the pastel pink shade, perfect for summer. And this subtle shade of color looks good on most skin tones. Best of all, the wrap style means it will work for all stages of pregnancy and beyond.

Fresh and lacy…

beautiful baby shower dress

Lacy, fresh and mid-length, Hello Miz’s dress is very versatile. Of course, it can be casual or chic depending on how you accessorize. I love its effortless elegance without being too formal. The faux wrap over is perfect for breastfeeding once your baby arrives.

Classic navy…

Navy is a great color if you have a boy, have a winter baby, or just love blue. This dress is patterned and fresh! And a satin ribbon tie is a flattering way to accentuate your bump.

Modern and stylish…

what to wear to baby shower

Stylish and comfortable, this My Bump’s clothes is suitable at any stage of pregnancy. And it really makes your bump shine while being very flattering.

Boho babe…

boho maternity dress

In other words, this boho style clothes by Hello Miz, is super feminine with casual vibes. This beautiful and super comfortable dress is available in many colors to suit your taste. Definitely a great choice for a boho themed Baby Shower or summer event.

Floral style…

One more floral Baby Shower dress from Hello Miz, this one is a stunner! Fitted and loose at the same time, this pattern is irresistible! Again, this works perfectly for a Boho Baby Shower or Summer Baby Shower. And, the detachable belt can be removed for a more empire line look.

Kind and beautiful…

    what to wear to my baby shower

Delicate and beautiful, this nice dress. A real showstopper for a shower, the lace yoke top is feminine and flattering. Just add a floral headband and you’re good to go!

Chic polka dots…

what to wear to baby shower

Dots are always darling! This body-hugging clothes from My Bump is perfect for showing off your baby bump. Simple, dress it up for formal parties or leave it like sandals and bangles for the ultimate in casual chic.

Can I wear jeans to my Baby Shower?

So, what to wear to your baby shower largely depends on the tone of the event. Are you going for a more formal occasion? Then you don’t want to rock up in jeans. However, if you want something cooler, then jeans can be the perfect way to tone down an outfit.

What not to wear to a Baby Shower

First, nothing tight and uncomfortable

Don’t go for thick fabric. Always wear a cardigan or jacket instead so you can take it off if you get hot. We all know how hot you can feel when you’re pregnant!

Also, don’t wear something you bought two months ago unless you’ve tried it on recently and are sure it fits.

And don’t wear super high heels. Go ahead and let your feet rest so you can enjoy every moment of your special party!


Ultimately, deciding what to wear for your baby shower should be fun and filled with joy. At the end of the day, be comfortable but take the opportunity to dress well. After all, this is an event that you remember and cherish forever!

For more Baby Shower inspiration and ideas, check out our Baby Shower pages here.

About the Author

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mother of three. She started Darling Celebrations in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating life’s special events.

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