Our Favourite Little Black Dresses

Oct 14

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With the Christmas Party season starting, here at Simply Maternity we have been scouring the stores for our favourite Little Black Dresses to take the effort out of shopping for that perfect party frock.

When you are pregnant, more than ever, it is vital to have a little black party number that is going to work with everything, cover a multitude of sins and make you feel great through the festive season. And we think we’ve got this season sewn up with our selection of the four best LBD’s for your maternity style.

Simple Black Maternity Dress From CraveFor style and versatility you can’t do better than this Simple Black Maternity Dress from Crave Maternity.

Created in super soft jersey which provides such an elegant line during pregnancy, this dress has a simple but elegant style with a detachable corset for that little extra splash of detail.

Use other colours or diamante details around the bust line when the corsage is not in place to emphasise the gorgeous empire fit and change the look and style of the design to fit any occasion. And with hidden internal bust support, this dress will not only make sure you look good but that you feel great too.

At £59 this dress is not the cheapest in our selection but is still well within the budget for most women when they are choosing their signature dress for the party season, and with such a high quality design and fit, this has to be the ideal maternity dress for any party going mummy to be.

Knitted Dress from Mamas and PapasFor something with a more casual feeling, we love this Knitted Maternity Dress from Mamas & Papas. With a high cotton and wool mix this fine knit dress is warm enough to keep you comfortable but still cool enough for you to be able to wear it all night long.

The three quarter length sleeves are incredibly flattering and are great if you are not feeling very confident about your upper arms as your pregnancy progresses. But the relaxed fit of these sleeves means that you will stay comfortable even if you wear this dress all day long and the arms will continue to remain flexible throughout your entire pregnancy.

Team with thick tights or leggings for a more casual look or glam up with high heels and sparkling jewellery and you have a fabulous but comfortable LBD that is going to really turn heads.

The best part about this dress is that it was brought out in the Spring range at Mamas and Papas which means that right now it is in the Mid Season sale and on offer at £24, less than half the original price.

Maternity Jersey Wrap Dress at New LookFor a more economical version of the LBD, consider this fabulous Maternity Jersey Wrap Dress from New Look.

At only £19.99, this dress is amazingly economical and looks great. The baby doll design really flatters the pregnant form and the self tie wrap style not only accentuates the bust area but gives definition to your waste and ensures that your dress continues to fit beautifully as your body shape changes.

The shorter hemline on this dress creates a great silhouette to your pregnant form and is ideal if you want to show off your legs during your pregnancy – this style is going to make them look slim, long and lean.

Dress the deep v neck with sparkling jewellery for a great evening look or consider wearing a camisole underneath for smart day or work wear while you are pregnant.

Though you will pay less for this dress than some of the others on this site, just because you are opting for a less expensive style, you still get the soft jersey material and 4% elastane to ensure this dress keeps it shape but remains comfortable throughout your pregnancy.

Chloe Maternity Dress from Tiffany RoseBut if you want to really push the boat out this Christmas, take a look at the gorgeous Chloe Maternity Dress from Tiffany Rose.

Worn by Mylene Klass last October at the National Lottery Winners Party and highly recommended by Glamour Magazine, this designer maternity dress is absolutely beautiful and will really have heads turning at any special occasion.

The deep black sheer lace overlays covers the most flattering soft black jersey lining that hugs your outline and provides a beautiful smooth silhouette to your growing body while stretching with you as you progress during your pregnancy.

The low cut under dress brings attention to your shoulders while the lace covering provides a subtle but beautiful covering which provides sophistication and elegance to this Little Black Dress.

Wear with the detachable black sash in any style or leave the sash off completely for another variation on an absolutely gorgeous style.

At £169, this dress will certainly stretch most people’s budget but if you want to treat yourself to something extra special or you are looking for that once in a life time gift for your favourite mum-to-be, then Tiffany Rose is a great place to start and this Chloe Dress certainly is worth a second look.

Whatever your budget and whatever your style Simply Maternity have the dress for you. All the dresses above are all available on our site in our maternity dresses section as well as many more suggestions on how to make the most of your maternity figure. So take a look around our site and find the style for you this season and make a splash this Christmas, it will be a year you won’t want to forget.

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Choosing Your Maternity Wrap Dress

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The Wrap Dress at Isabella OliverThe maternity wrap dress is ideal for a multi functioning style outfit that can be dressed up or dressed down with differing accessories, shoes and hairstyles and is one of the most popular styles of maternity dress on our site.

The V style neckline of the traditional wrap dress provides definition to your bust and draws attention up your body line giving you a longer sleeker look during your pregnancy accentuating your assets and giving you a neat, comfortable silhouette.

Traditionally cut just on the knee, the wrap cut flatters your bump and skims your body to provide a tailored look that is still extremely comfortable.

Choose from block colours that will accentuate the length of your body and provide a more tailored look or opt for bold patterns for a more fun special occasion dress that is going to add colour and fun to this design.

Look out for:

  • Dresses with an adjustable tie under the bust or on the wrap itself so that your dress will expand with you during pregnancy and then reduce again after the birth to provide you with a flattering style that you can wear until you are back in your standard clothes.
  • Jersey or material with added extra stretch to provide a flattering but comfortable fit.
  • Ruched sides which will provide side detail drawing the eye across your body and giving you the room to expand into your dress as your pregnancy progresses.
  • Differing length sleeves for differing seasons and occasions. Remember you will be warmer during your pregnancy that at other times due to the increased blood in your system so thinner layers that you can add and remove easily will work better than one thick layer which will not be so easy to adjust.
  • Breastfeeding design incorporated into the dress which will making nursing easier and more convenient.

Coordinate with:

  • High heels and sparkling jewellery for night or special occasion.
  • Broad rimmed hats or fascinators look great with a wrap dress as they provide further balance to your figure and extend your body length further.
  • Or add a scarf or sash under the bust and tie at the side or back to create eye catching detail which could add colour or sparkle to your outfit.
  • Use wedges and oversized bags for a funky day look
  • Or keep simple with court shoes for classic maternity work wear adding a maternity blazer for a more formal, corporate look.

Suggested Brands

  • For a standard wrap dress that is going to be both versatile and comfortable, opt for a brand such as Marks and Spencers or for something with a bit more colour, look to Dorothy Perkins for a splash of colour and pattern in your dress.
  • If you are looking for something a bit more special, look out for dresses from Crave Maternity or Isabella Oliver that is going to look and feel incredible during your pregnancy.