2023 Maternity Dress Trends

Maternity fashion is constantly evolving, and this new year is no different. With the Paris Fashion Week schedule in full pursuit, we’re already seeing a shift in maternity dress trends, from new colors and prints to bold patterns and design elements. If you’re an expectant mother in 2023, you’ll want to check out the latest fashion trends to accommodate your beautiful body changes. Here’s a look at some of our favorite 2023 maternity fashion trends and dress suggestions for staying on trend with your maternity style.

Maternity Flying Dresses

Pregnant woman standing in flying burgundy maternity gownHave a maternity photoshoot coming up? Why not make an impact with a maternity flying dress? This whimsical trend involves wearing an elegant maternity flying dress with a long tossing train constructed of lightweight material, such as chiffon. With each breeze, the train takes flight, adding drama to any photo session.

At Mama Bump Rentals, we have many beautiful maternity flying dresses to choose from, such as Paisley by J&L Designs Boutique. This two-piece dress features a stretch knit jersey gown with a chiffon split tail tossing train.

Another gorgeous option is Jax, a two-piece dress with a form-fitting bodice, a crisscrossing off-the-shoulder neckline, and a classical empire waist. This elegant maternity dress delivers a remarkable swish as you pose for photos. Allow the train to take air around you or pool around your feet.

You’ll also want to consider some of our other magnificent flying dresses, such as Edith. This stretchy jersey dress features a chiffon flying train that will make you stand out at any event. The train is also detachable to achieve a variety of looks at your pregnancy photoshoot.

Floral Maternity Dresses

Pregnant woman posing in white flowing maternity gownWhile there is always some maternity version of the floral dress, this year is a little different. KH Fashion gowns are taking this popular trend to the next level with the release of a new spring collection. This brand offers a luxurious take on traditional maternity gowns. From the tulle fabrics to the organic tones, these dresses will instantly elevate your pregnancy photos or your look for a special event.

If you love the look, we recommend the KH Fashion Muse dress. This gorgeous sheer floral gown features off-the-shoulder, billowing sleeves that instantly draw attention. Another beautiful maternity gown from KH Fashion is Eucalyptus. You’ll also discover other beautiful floral print gowns at Mama Bump Rentals, such as our Valentine dress with its sweetheart top and form-fitting bodice that clings perfectly to your baby bump.

Maternity Dresses with Metallic Stitching

Pregnant woman posing in flying gold metallic maternity gownMetallic clothing first returned to mainstream fashion in 2022 with countless women strutting their looks on the streets and at major events, like the Golden Globes Red Carpet. This popular trend has carried into the new year with a twist, metallic stitching.

Embroidered stitching in silver, gold, or other metallic shades adds instant appeal to any maternity gown. Take for example the fabulous Etoiles dress by J&L Designs Boutique. This stunning robe features multiple layers of soft tulle embroidered with gold and silver stars. Show off your personal style at your maternity photoshoot or bring it along to your boudoir session.

Constellation is a diverse maternity gown that can be worn for many special occasions. Sport this evening gown in your wedding or pregnancy announcement or maternity session. The metallic stitching creates a magical look worthy of any celebration.

Ruffle Maternity Dresses

Pregnant woman posing in brown ruffled flowing maternity gownWhether you’re a pregnant woman or not, nearly everyone can appreciate the appeal of ruffles. This feminine design element can add visual interest to both a formal and casual maternity dress. When constructed with quality fabric, the result is even more striking. Waves are not limited to just skirts. This year, you’ll find ruffles on all areas of maternity clothes, from the straps and sleeves to the necklines and waists.

If you enjoy a bold look, consider the Katharina Hakaj Cinderella gown. This beautiful dress is truly something out of a storybook with its layers of delicate fabric, puffed sleeves, and rows of ruffles.

The Coco + Belero dress is also a gorgeous option for maternity photoshoots and other special events. The top is completely covered in soft ruffles for a princess-like look. You also don’t want to overlook the Joy + Bolero gown, a gorgeous gown with luxurious ruffles along the trim.

Open Belly Maternity Dresses

Pregnant woman posing in ivory flowing open belly maternity gownWhile you may be experiencing every pregnancy symptom in the book, there is no greater gift than a new baby. Don’t be afraid to show off your beautiful bump in your maternity photos and cherish them for years to come.

The open-belly maternity dress trend can help make any pregnant person feel more beautiful and confident in her skin. Ferrero by Katharina Hakaj is a lovely option for expecting moms who desire an open belly look. This flowy dress features lightweight, sheer fabric that swishes around your body with every movement. The Emma gown is also an amazing maternity wear option with its lovely bell-style sleeves.

Bright Colors

Pregnant woman posing outdoors in brightly colored flying maternity gownBright colors are trending this year and best of all, you don’t have to choose just one. Make a big impact at your next event with a brightly colored gown. Cherish by J&L Designs Boutique is a stand out maternity dress that takes this trend to the next level by incorporating a rainbow of bright colors.

If you prefer a solid-colored dress in a bold hue for your upcoming baby shower or another special occasion, consider our Jolanta dress. Available in bold hues like royal blue and dark red this floor-length soft and fluttering satin dress is ideal for both maternity and non-maternity use. Elegant maxi dresses can be found in a range of bright colors. Consider a stunning option like the slinky satin Davina gown that will instantly make you stand out.

Pastel Colors

Pregnant woman standing on country lane in a pink ruffled maternity gownPastel colors are expected to remain on trend this year with maternity brands releasing collections in light greens, yellows, pinks, and blues. When shopping maternity clothing to fit this trend, consider lightweight chiffon options like Cecile by J&L Designs Boutique. Made with soft chiffon, this versatile long sleeve dress is perfect for photography with its empire waist and full bishop sleeves.

Our Penelope dress by MBR Signature, available in pastels like blush and lilac, incorporates many of this year’s most popular trends, including soft ruffles on the skirt. With its soft satin underlayer and a long skirt that cascades to the floor, your every movement will make a dramatic impact in your maternity photos.

If you want even more pastels, our Hope dress by Sew Trendy Accessories is for you. This beauty features seven different pastel-toned colors that celebrate every color in the rainbow. The dress is made of soft chiffon and features a sweetheart top and off-the-shoulder sleeves.

Dark Colors

Along with brights and pastels, you’ll likely see many darker shades in this year’s fashion collections. When it comes to dark colors in maternity fashion, you don’t have to go with basic black. Consider colors like burgundy, sage, or eggplant which will help reflect light better in your maternity photos compared to flat blacks.

You’ll find dark-colored dresses in a variety of styles and fabrics, including lush velvets which blend perfectly with this trend. Our Marlee dress by J&L Designs Boutique is available in a beautiful burgundy hue and is made of soft stretch velvet. The dress has clean lines that drape from the stylish sweetheart gathered neck to the skirt that flutters around you on the floor.

Another lovely option for those seeking dark colors is the Willa Velvet gown. This soft stretchy royal blue velvet dress is elegant with its V-neck and mermaid-style flared bottom. It also features flared sleeves and a cascading skirt that pools around your feet.

Neutral Colors

Pregnant woman posing outside in white flowing maternity gownYou can never go wrong with a neutral maternity dress. Neutral shades like black, brown, beige, grey, champaign, and white look amazing on all body sizes and shapes and can pair well with a wide range of backdrops in maternity sessions.

Available in Off White and Ivory, among other colors, Karina by J&L Designs Boutique is a great example of a neutral dress done right. This embroidered hand-dyed gown features a lace bodice with a chiffon skirt. The three-quarter sleeves have scallop edging and the skirt flares out into a full circle.

The Mii Estilo Astilbe dress is also a beautiful option, especially for the spring season. This short sleeve gown is available in a neutral beige hue with off-the-shoulder sleeves and a fitted bodice.

Renting Formal Maternity Dresses from Mama Bump Rentals

Shopping for a maternity dress for an upcoming special event? Maybe you have a wedding to attend or perhaps are planning your own wedding. You may need a maternity gown for another type of celebration, such as a maternity photoshoot, baby shower, or formal gathering. Regardless of the reason, you’re bound to find the right dress that fits your personal style and budget at Mama Bump Rentals.

Mama Bump Rentals makes it easy to find the perfect dress for any occasion by offering dozens of incredible gowns by today’s leading maternity brands and designers. Check out our newest arrivals and order your dress for delivery right to your door!