What to Wear to a Baby Shower


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What makes a perfect baby shower gift? What are the top trends in baby shower fashion to suit the expectant mom and her upcoming bundle of joy? It’s difficult to pin down a definitive trend, because everyone’s idea of a great baby shower outfit may not be the same as another expectant mom. But there are some basics that always make an ideal outfit.

One staple in any fashionable baby shower outfit is a nice, fitted maxi dress. This classic maxi dress is versatile, comfortable and easy to pair with many different types of clothing. They’re a safe choice for moms-to-be looking for a flattering maxi dress because they can be worn with several other articles of clothing, including pants, leggings, tunics and even over a cute cardigan. A maxi dress is especially good for casual wear because it’s easy to accessorize it with jewelry, gloves, socks or just about anything else. You don’t have to worry about it being too much, either, because the maxi dress generally hugs your body just enough to look absolutely beautiful.

An Overview

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If you’d like a more feminine, sophisticated look for your baby shower, a long, flowing, yet thin dress is a good choice. These are perfect for either an afternoon tea or afternoon brunch at the local brunch bar. A tea-length maxi dress, for example, can be paired with a cute, thin cardigan, a pair of skinny jeans and a simple belt – a must-have if you plan to go out for dinner. If you want to go out with a splash, throw on a little black dress and a pair of wedges or flats, complete with a stylish clutch and you’re all set for any occasion.

When choosing what to wear to a baby shower, pairing it with a good pair of high heels or boots is always a good idea. It gives the illusion of height without looking too heavy. For casual baby showers, paired with either leggings or shorts, a plain, solid colored top or dress is a good choice. For a more formal occasion, you may opt for a halter dress with matching jewelry and a high heel, for added flair and sex appeal!

Baby Shower Clothes

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During baby showers, it’s often fun to break the mold and be different. As the hostess of the event, it’s your job to set the tone, so be sure to choose a unique style that compliments your personal style and matches the personality of the expectant mother. One of the best things about unique outfits is they’re memorable. Even if it’s a very basic, everyday outfit, the moment it’s on will bring back pleasant memories for everyone. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a few key pieces in mind when choosing what to wear to a baby shower.

Themed baby showers are becoming more popular these days. If you want to break the mold, find a fun and flirty theme that lends itself to a number of different styles and colors. There are many options available, from a small country kitchen themed baby shower to a fun and colorful “High School Musical” themed baby shower. A diaper cake would be a grand centerpiece for a diaper party. Just remember, you’ll need lots of diapers!

When it comes to what to wear to a baby shower, pairing mom-to-be with comfortable yet trendy clothing is a good place to start. Wearing a fitted bodice with a stylish a-line skirt or a mini skirt with an empire waistline is a good place to start. If you’d like to up the glam factor, consider pairing the a-line skirt with a fitted cardigan or jacket in a color that complements the color of the baby’s skin or hair. If you’d prefer to keep it simple, try a simple, cap sleeve dress with a wide brimmed hat and boots.

Bottom Line

For an extra special and elegant touch, choose a delicate floral top that matches the color palette of the rest of the outfit. Opt for a classic silk or satin bow at the waist, along with matching shawls, a diaper stacker and matching handbags. To finish the ensemble, team a luxurious satin diaper bag with a cashmere sweater, silk sling back Terry cloth slippers and a matching clutch. For a gift-giving that will be remembered, make sure the mom-to-be receives items that perfectly complement her new wardrobe!

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