Brought to you by Maternity Sale.

Pregnancy is not only hard on the body, it’s painful to the wardrobe. Here, I’ll show you six ways to style a simple black maternity dress so you can save money, brain power, and aggravation.

As a pregnant woman, I want to feel confident, stay comfortable, and save skrilla on clothes that I can only wear for a few months. Do you people realize how much STUFF a baby needs? $tart saving and $acrificing now Mummas.

Here I will show you one LBD (little black dress) worn six different ways- with items you probably already have in your wardrobe. 

It’s my second pregnancy so this time I know exactly what I’ll need to get me through the next few months. My best piece of advice is: stick to basic, neutral, pieces and accessorize like crazy. Save yourself time, aggravation and cheddar.

Stick to the basics and accessorize like crazy.

Bonus- recreate each of these looks after bub is born as this LBD doubles as a nursing dress as well. That’s a LOT of mileage out of one purchase. It’s machine washable so no need to worry about the plethora of body fluids which will end up on it after bub joins the world.

I’ll never forget my friend Jodie’s advice when I was pregnant with my first baby; “Make sure you buy clothes you can get your boobs out of.” Nursing wear is a whole new animal, people. I can’t tell you how many tube dresses I bought last time to ‘show off the bump,’ they were completely impractical (and a waste of coin) after my daughter was born and my body went squishy.

I love that most of the items you can get on the Maternity Sale website are nursing friendly. They will last you a long time.

Want to see how I styled mine?

Six ways to style a black maternity dress

1. Nashville

Add any pair of cowboy boots (I collect them but if you don’t, they’re a great investment because you can wear them with ANYTHING), some chunky turquoise jewellery, and a denim shirt, open or tied above the bump.

2. Boho

For a relaxed, romantic, Boho style, add a fring-y scarf, crystal necklace, strappy sandals and a slouchy bag. Great for hitting the markets or grabbing a coffee with friends or a date with Baby Daddy.

3. Night Out

For a night on the town (if you can stay awake that late) add maternity tights, a sparkly necklace, wedge heels, and a metallic clutch. Simple. Easy. Done.

4. Sporty

For a more casual look when heading to the shops, coffee with friends or for those of us who already have little ones- perfect for a playdate. A plain tee-shirt over the dress, tied with a knot, some beads, and your favorite comfy sneakers.

5. Work Chic

Working in an office? I did during my first pregnancy and comfort was a necessity. Grab one of your cardigans and belt it (open) over the bump (because you probably can’t button it anymore) some ankle boots and don’t forget your watch!

6. Rockstar

Bust those leather jackets out while you still can (un-zipped of course), I added some animal print maternity leggings, chunky heels, and a gypsy necklace. Not sure where I would wear this one (in my former life this would be a perfect night on the town get-up) but I might just have to make up an excuse to put this on again. It was the hubby’s favorite look.

What Mood Are You In?

So there you have it, One little black dress styled six different ways. Affordable, easy and hopefully inspiring.

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Note: I ordered one size larger than I normally wear, Maternity Sale clothing tends to run small but don’t worry, their return policy is a piece of cake (mmm cake, I’m making myself hungry).

Author: dawnrieniets

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14 thoughts on “6 Ways To Style A Black Maternity Dress

  1. LOVE IT! So much fun. Do another!

    Posted on May 9, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    1. You don’t have to be pregnant to make a look go in different directions. But I don’t have the nerve to wear cowboy boots with anything but jeans. You look great though!

      Posted on May 9, 2017 at 1:49 pm
      1. Ooh bust those cowgirl boots out with some dresses this summer! They also look awesome with a skirt, top and jean jacket. Once you start wearing them with different outfits you’ll never go back to shoes, promise! And yes agreed- you can follow these tips with any LBD. 😉

        Posted on May 10, 2017 at 4:33 am
    2. Thank you! I had so much fun working on this post. I LOVE fashion but often find myself musing about other topics on the blog. Funny because I get a lot of traffic from the few fashion-y posts I’ve done. Might need to do more in the future!

      Posted on May 10, 2017 at 4:34 am
  2. Cowboy boots! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 CUTE as an actual button! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Posted on May 11, 2017 at 1:15 am
    1. Yeeeee HAW!

      Posted on May 11, 2017 at 4:47 am
  3. Wait you’re pregnant or is that a pillow under that dress?! I’m not keeping up at all! You look amazing girl, dang!!

    Posted on May 11, 2017 at 5:18 am
    1. Hahaha! You must have missed my big announcement. I made a big deal of announcing early to draw attention to the 12-week rule of waiting because I think it silences some women and causes them to miss out on support. So yeah- I’m halfway through my pregnancy already which is crazy. It’s flying.

      Posted on May 12, 2017 at 4:20 am
  4. Don’t you look great? Who knew you could do so much with a simple black dress?

    Posted on May 11, 2017 at 7:34 am
    1. Thanks gorgeous! I love playing when I have limited options. Opens up more space for creativity.

      Posted on May 12, 2017 at 4:21 am
  5. Dawn you look great. I love reading everything you wright.

    Posted on May 11, 2017 at 11:30 am
    1. Thank you so much Erin! I’m glad we can connect from so far away. XO

      Posted on May 12, 2017 at 4:21 am
  6. Really cute post & great styling on the maternity LBD. Especially like the leopard print combo.

    Posted on May 16, 2017 at 4:29 am
    1. Thank you! I had so much fun playing around with this dress. I’ll get a ton of mileage out of it. I’m such a leopard fiend. I feel like it’s a neutral in my book. ;D

      Posted on May 17, 2017 at 12:57 am