1 Trend, 3 Ways: Bright Maternity Maxi Dresses

03/23/2011 at 10:00 AM ET

Talk about bold and the bump! We’ve recently spotted loads of celeb moms-to-be in colorful maxis. Selma Blair opted for a tie-waist Tucker dress with a purple and red geometric print, while Pink rocked Rachel Pally‘s feather-print Gwyneth caftan ($277). And Devon Aoki wore an empire waist dress in soft, yet rich hues to run errands in Beverly Hills on March 5.

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Not only are they a fun way to brighten up your maternity wardrobe, but maxis provide plenty of room for your burgeoning bump. Want one? We’ve rounded up our faves — for every budget — below.


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Mara Hoffman‘s Long Poncho Dress ($522) may not be maternity, but the deep scoop neck and ruched waist will more than accommodate your new curves. Plus, the silky rayon fabric will feel great against your skin.


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ASOS Maternity Star Flower Print Maxi Dress ($74) will keep you covered — without compromising your style. The fitted waist gives it a tailored feel, while the floor-length hemline will elongate any mom-to-be’s figure.


Courtesy Forever21

Bargain Buy

Forever 21 Pattern Mix Maxi Dress ($25) is both funky and fun. From the bold orange and purple design to the stylish flutter sleeves, this stylish frock will keep you looking great from your first trimester to your last.

— Anya Leon


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mary on

I’m sorry, I still think Selma’s dress is from a print of a 1980’s optical illusions picture. She does wear it well!

ForeverMoore on

Ooooo I love Devon’s dress and the first one, the splurge…I’m not pregnant again yet but I totally want one when I am!

Elle on

The bargain buy one from Forever 21 is a great print, but according to the product description has a side zipper and most likely will not work for most pregnant women with a bump 🙂

megan on

I don’t care for those dresses. They look like the dresses my mothers & aunts wore back in the 70s

fuzibuni on

I love devon’s look! She is so glamorous in that dress. Too bad the picture is cropped… I wanted to see her fiance!

cris on

I am with you Megan! When I look at these dresses, all I can see is Mrs. Roper.