These days maternity photo shoots are all the rage! We can blame social media for upping the ante on the basic bathroom baby bump selfie. We all want to post pics of us looking radiant and glowing while pregnant. Yet, it’s been a little challenging to find gorgeous plus size maternity gowns…until now!
Beyond just having maternity photos taken, below you'll see mother blessing), and any formal events you might be attending, or even just a special date with your love!(or
When it comes to feeling beautiful during pregnancy, a maternity gown can do wonders.
Plus Size Maternity Gowns
This purple goddess is wearing an off the shoulder plus size maternity dress by from Etsy.
This plus size maternity gown will make you look like a million bucks and goes all the way up to a size 6XL!
This plus size maternity gown also looks gorgeous in blue!
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Looking for a dress that displays your bump for a photo shoot? This dress is a lovely option! It's an investment but you can get custom plus size sizing and a dress you'll cherish like your wedding gown.
If you’re thinking, ‘I could never show off my belly because it doesn’t look perfectly round,’ you’re not alone!
Many plus size moms have a belly that’s shaped like a “B” (often called a B belly) but a good photographer can make your belly appear more like a “D” using creative angles and props.
Ask your prospective photographer about their experience photographing plus size moms and request to see images from their portfolio in advance. Just trust us, it’s worth it.
Sometimes pushing yourself out of your comfort zone in the form of a maternity photo shoot can result in a shift in how you feel about your body (as well as images you’ll cherish forever).
Read 5 Ways to be Thankful for Your Body During a Plus Size Pregnancy to see more of KC’s jaw-dropping photos.
This peach gown is oh-so-pretty!
Best of all it's a convertible dress. This means you can wear the dress in many different ways and giving it a different look each time. You'll look stunning in your maternity photos and then you can wear this same dress a different way to your best friend's wedding!
This beautiful maxi dress goes up to a size 6XL. Add some accessories like a floral crown and a faux mink stole to recreate this fairytale look.
“As I’ve said, especially if you’re plus-sized and wondering if you should get maternity pictures done, don’t let your size be your limitation!” – Camie
You can read all about Camie’s Whimsical Plus Size Maternity Photo Shoot and see more photos!
Think outside the box when it comes to plus size maternity gowns…
You don’t have to be limited to maternity dresses just because you’re pregnant! Not only can you save a ton of money but you'll be able to wear these dress options well beyond pregnancy. Though let's just be honest and say that many of us moms still wear some of our favorite plus size maternity apparel years after pregnancy is over!
6. Maxi Dress
Plus size maxi dresses are perfect to wear before, during, and after pregnancy!
The dress pictured below is by POSESHE and is available on Amazon. That makes this dress not only adorable but also affordable. Plus it comes in over a dozen colors and patterns.
Maxi dresses are easy to dress up with jewelry or dress down with a cute plus size jean jacket.
Best of all, maxi dresses are far more affordable than plus size maternity gowns.
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7. Your Own Closet + Fabric
This mom-to-be is wearing a black plus size maxi dress from her closet plus some purchased fabric to complete her head-turning look.
You can do the same and you’ll be surprised how many of your own non-maternity clothes will last well into pregnancy.
We hope these 7 plus size maternity gowns have inspired you to splurge on a fancy dress to wear for maternity photos.
You can wear the same gown for your baby shower and feel like a goddess. Or just wear it while relaxing on the couch eating pickles and binge-watching Netflix shows!
See even more Plus Mommy community members rocking their maternity gowns here.