Bump Style: Dropped Waist Dressing

Bump Style: Dropped Waist Dressing


When people think of maternity dresses, their thoughts generally turn to dresses with empire waists or gathered side seams. But have you ever considered a dropped waist? Not only is it a flattering silhouette, but it allows your bump to stand front and center, removing the awkward guessing game of “is she pregnant or…”


The dress I’m wearing is a last year Zara find, but you can find similar here or here (last one is under $10!). To finish off the look, I paired it with these black faux suede over-the-knee boots (which are flat and soo comfortable), and a JCrew grey wool blazer (similar here).

To achieve this look, I recommend going with a dropped-waist dress that is slightly fitted and made from a fabric that has a little bit of stretch. This makes it easier to get that dress over your growing bump! Another pointer is to make sure the seam from the dropped waist hits well below your belly button, or it may cut you off in a not-so-flattering way. (To get the look, scroll down to the bottom of the post to see outfit sources and my hand-picked selection of maternity-friendly non-maternity drop-waist dresses).






Dress: Zara (sold out- similar here, here and here) // OTK Boots: ASOS // Blazer: J.Crew (similar here and here) // Hair Bow: Forever 21 // Nail Color: OPI

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