How to pick the perfect maternity dress

Are you struggling with how to pick the perfect maternity dress for your maternity photos? After working with dozens of maternity clients, I’ve seen several different style dresses. With that said, I’ve put together a list of helpful tips to help you pick the perfect maternity dress for your maternity photos in Greensboro. 

Maternity photos in Summerfield NC. Brooke Grogan Photography.
Lace maternity dress from Baltic Born

1) Something you feel comfortable wearing

Being pregnant isn’t the most comfortable thing, so wearing something that is comfortable is highly recommended. A flowy dress is your best bet. Depending on the time of the year, it’s wise to keep in mind how comfortable something is depending on the weather. If your maternity photos are going to take place in the summer, go with something loose fitting and light colored to avoid feeling overheated.

2) Something timeless and effortless

When you look back on your maternity photos you don’t want to shake your head and think, “Why did I choose to wear that?”. When picking out what you’ll wear in your maternity photos make sure it’s something you can envision not going out-of-style. Keep it simple and effortless.

Maternity photos in Summerfield NC. Brooke Grogan Photography.

3) Something with a subtle pattern or texture

If you don’t want to wear a solid color, opt for a maternity maxi dress with a subtle pattern. When looking at maternity dresses, you want to make sure the print or pattern isn’t too distracting. You are the main focus in these maternity photos, not some loud distracting print or pattern.

4) A dress that shows off the bump

After all, you are pregnant and you have an adorable bump to show for it! Choosing a maternity dress that shows it off is most important! You’re only pregnant for nine months, and for some of us, we’re only pregnant once. Make sure you choose to wear a dress that truly shows off that bump!

5) Off the shoulder if you want to show some skin

Just because you’re pregnant, doesn’t mean you can’t show a little skin! A maternity dress that is off-the-shoulder offers a nice touch of elegance and beauty.

Maternity photos in Summerfield NC. Brooke Grogan Photography.

6) Your favorite color

Nine times out of ten, we feel more confident in photos when we’re wearing something we truly love and feel good in. Wearing a dress in your maternity photos that is your favorite color is a great way to let your personality show through the photos, and show off your unique style.

Maternity photos in Summerfield NC. Brooke Grogan Photography.

It’s most important to make sure the maternity dress you choose to wear for your maternity photos is something you truly love to wear. You’ll look back on these photos for years and years, and you want to look back at them and beam with pride because of how you looked and felt during the photos. We want your maternity photo experience to be memorable for all the right reasons, and choosing the perfect maternity dress will help with that. 

If you are looking for a maternity photographer in Greensboro, I’d love to chat with you! Reach out to me today by clicking here.


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