1 Trend, 3 Ways: Stylish Maternity Maxi Dresses!

03/10/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

With spring right around the corner, celeb moms-to-be are itching to whip out their warm weather duds. We recently spotted Amy Adams (below left) in a grey maxi T-shirt dress and a black cardigan while out and about with pal Emily Blunt.

Flowy and easy-to-wear, maxi dresses are a maternity must-have because they’re roomy enough for growing bellies. Plus, there are loads of styles to choose from.

Before giving birth to her baby girl, Rebecca Gayheart rocked a boho-inspired strapless version. And, Gisele Bundchen — who had son, Benjamin, in December — went for one with pretty embroidered detail.

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With so many celebs sporting baby bumps, we’re sure to see our fair share of fab floor-length frocks this season.

Click below for more maxi dresses!

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Splurge: Perfect for nursing moms, Mayreau‘s Contrast Tube Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress ($133) is a two-for-one deal. Extra soft and comfy, you can wear it before and after baby arrives.

Affordable: We love the flattering neckline on Katie Ann Couture‘s Katie maxi dress in kelly green ($43, left). Plus, the bright color screams warm weather!

Bargain Buy: Old Navy’s Maternity Tiered Jersey Maxi Tank dress ($20) works well whether you’re running errands or taking the kids to the playground.

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Splurge: Japanese Weekend‘s Reversible Maternity Maxi dress ($156) may be pricey, but you get more bang for your buck. One side sports a bold, colorful pattern while the other is solid black.

Affordable: With two babies under her belt, Nicole Richie‘s a maternity style pro. That’s why we’re loving her line for a pea in the pod, especially the vintage-inspired Spaghetti Strap Smocked Maternity dress ($74) — it works day or night!

Bargain Buy: Totally versatile, you can wear Chiarakruza Maternity‘s Floral Print Sleeveless dress ($35, left) with or without the straps. New mom (and maxi dress fan) Rebecca Gayheart showed off her bump in the taupe version.

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Splurge: Going somewhere fancy? Try Olian Maternity Kora Bead Trim dress ($147). Made of a soft poly/spandex blend fabric, it’s ruched in all the right places — around the bustline, under the belly — for a really comfy fit.

Affordable: Forget about your bump! All eyes will be on the beautiful gold beaded neckline of ASOS Maternity Embellishment Front Maxi dress ($94, left).

Bargain Buy: With its chic beading and stylish shawl wrap, Motherhood Maternity‘s Sleeveless Hardware Detail Maternity Dress ($40) is a great option for a date with the hubby.

— Anya

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Sarah on

The Japanese weekend link doesn’t work! I love their stuff! I won’t buy pants from anyone else!