Womens/Extended Sizes/Maternity/Dresses

Top 10 Maternity Formal Dresses

The Best Maternity Dresses For Formal Fêtes

The Best Maternity Dresses For Formal Fêtes

A little baby bump should never stop your social calendar from staying booked and busy. This list of the best maternity formal dresses is selected to help you effortlessly fit all your upcoming engagements with a fancier dress code. Floral sleeve details, chic lace, bump-hugging designs, and on-trend styles make our collection of formal frocks worth adding to your posh pregnant wardrobe. Our unique algorithm found the best gowns for weddings, galas, sunset parties, and more that have all received the stamp of approval from real future mommas. So, if you're in need of a new dress for an upcoming event, look no further than these top 10 picks!

Jump To Products

August 24, 2017

FacebookPinterest logoTwitter logoEmail icon

Top 10 Lists serve as unbiased shopping guides to the most trusted product recommendations on the internet. Products are scored and ranked using an algorithm backed by data consumers find most valuable when making a purchase. We are reader-supported and may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

The Rankings

Ingrid & Isabel Dot Lace Maternity Dress
Rank & Style Approved


Ingrid & Isabel Dot Lace Maternity Dress

LOVED FOR: Its trapeze silhouette

BEST FOR: Any upcoming fall soiree 

Kimi And Kai Phoebe Colorblock Maternity Maxi Dress

BEST FOR: The chic mom-to-be headed to a night at the museum or an after-five affair

LOVED FOR: Its stretchy fit. This sleek color block frock is made of stretch-jersey fabric that's flattering on any bump and slips on over head for a quick change before the function.

ASOS Maternity One Shoulder Peplum Hem Midi Dress

BEST FOR: A cocktail party or elegant wedding 

HELPFUL TIP: This dress is designed to fit through all stages of pregnancy 

Seraphine Silk And Lace Maternity Evening Dress

LOVED FOR: Its classic elegance, lace shoulder detail, and flattering empire waist 

FUN FACT: This gorgeous gown is 100 percent silk 

Ripe Maternity Paisley Lace Dress

USERS SAID: "This is a beautiful dress! I bought this to wear for my baby shower in a few weeks and it fits perfectly!" 

BEST FOR: Those seeking a form fitting dress ideal for an evening out 

Seraphine Deep Blue Beaded Maternity Cocktail Dress

BEST FOR: A wedding, baby shower, or cocktail affair 

USERS SAID: "I bought this dress about a month ago and I've already worn it 3 times. That's how lovely it is and it's very flattering. I would recommend this dress to all first-time mamas." 

A Pea in the Pod Hanky Hem Maternity Dress

LOVED FOR: The luxe detail. This dream of a gown features a rich emerald color, intricate lace detail, and a romantic sweetheart neckline that's suitable for any formal engagement.

HELPFUL TIP: Some users say this dress runs large and recommend ordering one size smaller than normal. 

Hatch The Fete Gown

BEST FOR: Any elegant engagement

FUN FACT: This pretty dress is made in the U.S.A.

Rachel Pally Caftan Maternity Maxi Dress

USERS SAID: "I bought this dress based on reviews, and I am not disappointed. Soft fabric, flows, will [grow] with bump. I'm so happy I purchased it and it will be a staple item to wear." 

HELPFUL TIP: This caftan-style dress fits true to size.

Pietro Brunelli Ruffled Maternity

BEST FOR: The fashionable future mommy looking for a formal dress that delivers flirty details and a flattering fit over any sized baby bump

USERS SAID: "I bought this on a whim, thinking it may be a great shower dress...and it is! I can't wait to wear this. There is plenty of room to grow. Very flattering. True to size. The sleeves give it that extra touch!"

View All Top 10 Lists
Arrow white

The Latest

Image credits: anthropologie

Cocktail & Party

Trending Wedding Guest Dresses Under $250

These 20 Dreamy Dresses Are Perfect For Spring Weddings, And They're All Under $250

View All Womens

From Our Partners

Image credits: target


Soak up the sun with new women's arrivals, including swim.

Shop Now

Arrow white

Straight-to-the-point emails to make finding what you love even easier.