Weddings, birthdays, special brunches and dinners... The party season is about to start, and you're probably wondering what to wear to such gatherings when pregnant. Lucky for you, our SS19 collection has the perfect options to get celebration ready with our stunning range of maternity occasion dresses and pretty blouses. Plus, look out for practical nursing options, ideal for when the wedding has been kind enough to include children on the guest list!
1. Oversized is Out
Whether your bump is tiny or you're 7 months into your pregnancy, investing in a dress that gently skims over your belly for extra definition will offer a look that's flattering whatever your shape. Gone are the days of beachy kaftans and buying baggy dresses three sizes up - with our collection of semi-fitted frocks, you'll be looking and feeling more fabulous than ever while showing off your precious bump.
2. Let's Face the Waist
You'll notice that almost all our maternity dresses gather at the empire line; this is a brilliant style to wear when you're pregnant and want to delineate your shape whilst staying comfortable. Dresses and tops that are cut under the bust will be more forgiving on your changing figure, and will offer a streamlined silhouette that's sure to get you camera ready. Many styles also come with a waist tie, so you can adjust your dress to your changing shape throughout your pregnancy and beyond - what a fabulous investment!
3. Be Bright and Bold
Please please please don't shy away from fun patterns and vivid tones. 'Tis the party season after all! Who wouldn't want to dazzle? From large-scale and smaller floral patterns to elongating stripes and the spotty trend of the season, you'll find a colour and motif to suit every look and skin tone, whether you're going for delicate elegance or fancy and fun.
4. The Simple Things
So you've ticked the summer wedding-appropriate floral pattern off the list, be wary of drawing too much attention away from this. That's right, less is more when it comes to details - you don't want to detract from your look and have too many ruffles, neck details or pleats doing the extra work. Clean lines, simple V-necks and maybe a keyhole detail are enough to ensure you're still wearing the dress without the dress wearing you.
5. No Length for All
This season, midi-length is back in style, but pregnancy can change your body in all sorts of places you never expected. We're not here to tell you to keep your ankles on show regardless of how swollen they might be getting! Simply find the length that works for you. If you're tall, a maxi dress can look oh-so elegant. Midi or just above the ankle lengths may look better on you if you're on the shorter side. Just remember that as your bump grows, the hem line may get shorter - we recommend booking a maternity VIP shopping experience at your local JoJo store, where our store teams will be available to offer their professional style advice.