1 Trend, 3 Ways: Black Lace Maternity Dresses

12/12/2012 at 10:00 AM ET

Black lace is no longer demure — especially when you’re pregnant. From all-over to subtle sheer accents, stylish moms-to-be Amber Rose (Sept. 6), Brittany Perrineau (in A Pea in a Pod on Dec. 10) and Kelly MacDonald (Sept. 5) are proving this classic look can also be sexy.

Maternity Lace Dresses
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Whether you go all out or for just a touch, black lace dresses are a pretty way to dress up your bump. Ready to shop? We’ve rounded up our top picks — for every budget — below.

Jack Osbourne Respectfully Declines More Baby Gifts
Courtesy Isabella Oliver


Isabella Oliver‘s Lulu Lace Dress ($225) may be pricey, but the stretchy lace fabric and flattering side ruching means you can wear it well after your baby arrives for more bang for your buck.

Jack Osbourne Respectfully Declines More Baby Gifts
Courtesy A Pea in the Pod


Follow MacDonald’s lead and pair A Pea in the Pod‘s Lace Maternity Dress ($80) with edgy heels for a more modern look.

Jack Osbourne Respectfully Declines More Baby Gifts
Courtesy ASOS

Bargain Buy

Want the same luxe style without the hefty price tag? Our pick: ASOS Maternity‘s Lace Skater Dress ($44), which is also available in magenta.

— Anya Leon

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Sarah S. on

All the dresses are so pretty! However, my comment is really about Kelly MacDonald. I didn’t know she is pregnant in real life; and I have to assume that her character on Boardwalk Empire chose not to have an abortion in the season 3 finale!! Mystery solved?