The 11 Best Bump-Friendly Holiday Dresses That’ll Keep You Comfortable All Night Long (Sequins and All)

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Sorry, maternity jeans and belly-hugging leggings. With the slew of office parties, family dinners, and other festivities right around the corner, every mom-to-be deserves to dress up their baby bump with a glitzy holiday dress that makes them feel merry and bright.

Sure, you want to be festive, but more importantly, you want to feel good. You want a dress that has all the functional, pregnancy-friendly details that makes it a joy to wear all night long (and even after you’re pregnant, if you’re lucky!)—like stretchy fabric, adjustable ties, and easily accessible nursing wraps. If it's covered in sequins or sports a cheery bow at the waist, even better.

To prime your closet for a bustling party season, we scoured the internet to find the maternity holiday dresses worthy of their own celebrations. Below, find the bump-friendly frocks you'll want to wear long after the holiday parties have ended.

11 maternity holiday dresses that'll make your bump merry and bright

Best overall

Hatch, The Joelle Knit Dress with Shrug
Hatch, The Joelle Knit Dress with Shrug — $298.00

Available sizes: 0-4 (equivalent to 0-16 dress sizes)

The Joelle Dress is what Hatch dubs a, “bumpcon” dress. The soft, warm knit is infused with spandex, giving it an uber-comfortable, form-fitting silhouette that gently hugs your baby bump without ever feeling constricting. It even comes with a matching knit shrug for extra warmth, giving you two looks in one. Wear them together for a sexy cut out where the shrug meets the dress’s v-neckline, or wear the dress solo as a sleek tank dress.

Colors: Garnet and black.

Best velvet

My Bump, Velvet Maternity Dress
My Bump, Velvet Maternity Dress — $33.00

Available sizes: S-XL

For a holiday party dress that would make Mariah Carey proud, check out this velvet, off-the-shoulder dress from Amazon. Made with a polyester and spandex blend, this velvet maternity dress stretches in every direction, perfect for accommodating your growing baby bump. The plush, puppy-ear-soft material is mighty cozy and feels particularly on brand for this time of year, while the ruffled neckline only adds to the festive look. Plus, it doesn’t get more holiday than burgundy velvet, right?

Colors available: 13 different colors.

Best floral

Free People, Hibiscus Heaven Maxi Dress
Free People, Hibiscus Heaven Maxi Dress — $398.00

Available sizes: XS-XL (select sizes/colors sold out)

This Free People Maxi Dress is the perfect fall and winter time floral. The bodice is adorned with gorgeous floral embroidery, trimmed with lace for additional texture, and accented with ultra-feminine cap sleeves—all in a rich combination of fall-ready shades. While it’s not technically a maternity dress, the skirt is loose and flowy to accomodate a bump. With it bohemian look and open back for added flair, it’s certainly a frock you’ll want to wear post-pregnancy too!

Colors: Dark and cream combos.

Best chiffon

PinkBlush Maternity, Pleated Off Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress
PinkBlush Maternity, Pleated Off Shoulder Maternity Maxi Dress — $89.00

Available sizes: S-L (select sizes/colors sold out)

It doesn’t get much easier or breezier than this pleated maxi dress by Pink Blush Maternity. Made of 100 percent polyester, the chic, floor length silhouette is made even more special by the chiffon pleats that give the dress an elevated look fit for any time of year. Between the empire waist, airy, breathable fit, and stretchy off shoulder neckline, this maternity holiday dress is proof that you’ll never have to sacrifice comfort for style while pregnant.

Colors: 7 different colors.

Best slip

A Pea in the Pod, Pietro Brunelli A-Line Maternity Slip Dress
A Pea in the Pod, Pietro Brunelli A-Line Maternity Slip Dress — $151.00

Originally $178, now $151

Available sizes: XS-XL

A silky soft slip dress is a wardrobe staple, so why not add one to your maternity wardrobe? This Pietro Brunelli dress reimagines the classic slip silhouette with baby bump-friendly upgrades to achieve a perfect, comfortable fit. The olive green colorway is a festive pick for the holiday season, while the fabric’s natural sheen shines at night (and looks just as beautiful during the day!) This is a dress you’ll want to keep on hand long after pregnancy.

Colors: Olive green.

Best maxi

Ingrid & Isabel, Surplice Maternity Maxi Dress
Ingrid & Isabel, Surplice Maternity Maxi Dress — $80.00

Originally $118 now $80

Available sizes: S-XL (select sizes are sold out)

A black dress is always an appropriate option, and this one by Ingrid & Isabel can be dressed up or down with ease as you please.Made with a rayon-spandex blend, and designed with an above-bump waist and beautiful ruffle trim throughout, the Surplice Dress’s flowy shape offers free range of movement, making it incredibly easy and comfortable to wear. Another bonus? It slips on over your head, saving you the trouble of fussing with tricky clasps and zippers.

Colors: Black.

Best asymmetrical

PinkBlush Maternity, Black Ruched One Shoulder Maternity Dress
PinkBlush Maternity, Black Ruched One Shoulder Maternity Dress — $78.00

Available sizes: S-L

It’s easy to understand why moms-to-be love this one-shouldered dress. It’s made of an ultra-stretchy modal and spandex blend for a comfortable, fitted style that’s anything but restrictive. “I loved this dress!” writes one 5-star reviewer, “I wore it 37 weeks pregnant to a work event. It was super comfortable and not restrictive or see-through at all.” Other PinkBlush shoppers point to the genius ruching throughout that gives you the freedom to scrunch up the dress wherever you need to adjust the length.

Colors: 5 different colors.

Best sequin

Seraphine, Black Sparkle Maternity Dress
Seraphine, Black Sparkle Maternity Dress — $159.00

Available sizes: 2-16

For a classic holiday look that glimmers under the twinkling lights, Seraphine’s Black Sparkle Dress is your best bet. Featuring a v-neckline and knotted detailing that gathers at an empire waist, the Sparkle Dress accentuates your bump while letting your body breathe under its draped silhouette. What’s more, the dress is fully lined for a soft, comfortable feel that you can shimmy in all night long. And it’s just so pretty to look at…

Colors: Black and champagne.

Best wrap

Kindred Bravely, Maternity Maxi Wrap Dress
Kindred Bravely, Maternity Maxi Wrap Dress — $40.00

Available sizes: S-XL (select sizes/colors sold out)

It doesn’t get more versatile than this Kindred Bravely Wrap Dress. Made of a viscose and spandex blend, this stretchy dress features a true wrap dress closure, making it easy to put on and take off at the end of the night, and a convenient option to wear while nursing post-pregnancy. The fabric is soft and lightweight—making it perfect for year round wear— but not sheer, so you needn’t worry about bringing more to the party than you anticipated. “The fabric on this dress is absolutely PERFECT,” writes one Amazon shopper in a 5-star review, “It is soft, smooth, stretchy, and flattering. I love the color and the fit.” That’s going to be a yes from me.

Colors: Terracotta and rosemary.

Best knit

Angel Maternity, Knit Midi Maternity/Nursing Dress — $110.00

Available sizes: XS-XXL

Celebrate sweater weather with this textured knit dress from Angel Maternity, guaranteed to make your festivities a true blend of comfort and joy. The ribbed knit fits beautifully over the bump, swooping up across the back and waist into two cheery bows. It doubles as a nursing dress, too, so when baby arrives, you can nurse in style.

Colors: Teal and walnut.

Best turtleneck

Gap, Maternity Turtleneck Rib Midi Sweater Dress — $90.00

Available sizes: XS-XXL

If you really want to double-down on the cozy this holiday season, we recommend doing it in Gap’s toasty turtleneck maternity dress. It’s slim fit hugs your curves to give you a body-con look without any restriction. And while it’s a turtleneck, the knit is soft and light, so know worrying about overheating at the office holiday party or other indoor events. Add some jewelry and some glitzy shoes if you want to dress it up, or pair it with riding boots and a blazer or cardigan for a more low-key look.

Colors: Brown, green, and black.


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