Long and flowy, a maxi dress is a beautiful and comfortable addition to any maternity wardrobe. They’re soft, easy to wear, and will help give you a lovely silhouette.

Having a few dress options in your pregnancy wardrobe allows you to dress up (or down) when you want to. A maternity maxi dress is a must-have. Long and floor-length as well as loose-fitting and super cool and comfortable to wear, these types of dresses are easy to put on or take off and will give your curvaceous figure lots of room to grow. Paired with simple sandals, they can be perfect for lounging around on a warm day, or worn with a cute cardigan and stylish accessories, they can also be dressier if the occasion calls for it. They should be made from soft materials that feel nice against the skin, and they should hug your body in all the right places. It must be easy to wash and maintain. They are available in an endless array of colors, patterns, and fabrics too, so you can always find a beautiful dress that matches your fashion personality.

If you’re shopping for a maternity maxi dress, there are a few things you should keep in mind. You want to be comfortable – no matter how dressy the maxi is, you should find something that feels good against your skin and is also stretchy enough to grow with your tummy and other beautiful curves. You also want a dress that has certain design elements that resonate with you, whether that be ruffles, buttons, sashes, or more. There are different styles of maternity maxi dresses, such as mermaid, as well as varying waistlines. It’s all about finding a dress that you feel great in.

The best part about some maternity maxi dresses is that they can be worn during all nine months of pregnancy and then into postpartum too. These pieces definitely give you more bang for your buck.

Find a fantastic maternity maxi dress and round-out your pregnancy wardrobe.

1. Editor's Choice: Peauty Button Down Maternity Dress

This maxi maternity dress is slightly dressy and always comfortable.

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The Button Down Maternity Dress from Peauty is lovely in its simplicity. Designed with a comfortable V-neck, button detailing on the front, a ruched waistline, and short sleeves with delicate ruffles, this is the perfect maxi maternity dress for a baby shower, work, or anything that calls for a slightly dressier look. It is made from a rayon and spandex blend of fabrics, which lends a soft yet somewhat stretchy feel. The best part about this dress is what it is flexible enough to wear during all stages of your pregnancy as well as into post-partum too. Wear it with flats or heels – it is the perfect length either way!

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Soft
  • Stretchy
  • Stylish
  • Can be worn after pregnancy postpartum
Cons:
  • Colors are slightly off
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2. Runner Up: Mother Bee Maternity Short Sleeve Ruched Side Bodycon Dress

We love the flattering form-fitting style of this maternity maxi dress.

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With more than 25 beautiful colors and patterns to choose from, including all hues and shades as well as big and small floral motifs, the Mother Bee Maternity Short Sleeve Ruched Side Bodycon Dress is modest, soft and comfy, and easy to wear all day long. It is made from soft polyester, which feels lovely on the skin, along with spandex so it can accommodate your baby bump too, and it is machine washable. The dress has a form-fitting look that accentuates all the right curves, with pretty ruching on the sides to give your figure more shape. It also has a side slit so you will never feel too confined walking around in this maxi dress.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stretchy
  • Machine washable
  • Form-fitting
  • Stylish
Cons:
  • Sized slightly small
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3. Cutest Pick: KIM S Maternity Maxi Dress

We don’t know what we love more – the streamlined look of this maternity maxi dress or the adorable, flowered sash!

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Whether you go with a dusty pink, vintage purple, or royal blue, there are many colors to choose from as well as a few patterns of the Maternity Maxi Dress from the Kim S Store. There are so many details to this dress that were carefully thought-out to make this dress both comfortable and stylish. Firstly, this dress has a criss-cross front and V-neck, plus materials with elasticity, for any bust size (and should you decide to wear this after giving birth, it makes nursing much easier). The decorative flowered sash is the perfect finishing touch on this lovely maternity maxi dress. Wear it to a fancier function, your baby shower, or for an unforgettable pregnancy photo shoot.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Can be worn postpartum
Cons:
  • Sized slightly small
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4. Best Off-The-Shoulder: HELLO MIZ Maternity Dress

You’ll adore the sweet off-the-shoulder look of this maternity maxi dress.

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There are 40 different colors, styles, and patterns available in the HELLO MIZ Maternity Dress, which is ideal for any chic occasion. The dress is smooth against the skin and has stretchiness to it too, with a double layer ruffle across the front that fashionably can be worn on or off the shoulder. Shirring at the waist adds a pretty gathered look and will never feel constricting. The pull-on closure also makes it easy to take on and off. It has a laidback, casual look that is ideal for baby photo shoots, baby showers, and other special events.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stretchy
  • Pull-on closure
  • Stylish
Cons:
  • Sized slightly big
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5. Softest Choice: My Bump Women’s Ruffle Off The Shoulder Maxi Maternity Dress

A maternity maxi dress should first and foremost be comfortable, and this one is very soft.

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Just because you’re dressing up, doesn’t mean you have to forgo on comfort. Enter the Women’s Ruffle Off The Shoulder Maxi Maternity Dress from My Bump. It is made from a fabric that has beautiful sheen and four-way stretch so it can accommodate your blossoming curves as well as your belly bump. There are more than 30 colors and patterns to choose from, such as fuchsia, peach, lavender, florals, feathers, and more. This maternity maxi dress is designed with an overlapping double panel top that is ruffled to add flowy sophistication to your look.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Soft
  • Stretchy
  • Stylish
Cons:
  • Very long
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6. Best All-Around: Xpenyo Maternity Maxi Dress

This maternity maxi dress is elegant in its simplicity.

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Not all dresses need to be formal or super dressy – the Maternity Maxi Dress from Xpenyo is made in a practical way so you stay cool, comfortable, and looking great without any fuss. The dress is manufactured out of rayon and spandex, giving it the best of both worlds: soft to the touch and flexible too. It comes in 30 vibrant colors and designs, meaning you can achieve any look or style you want. Wear it during all the stages of your pregnancy. It is also a great dress option post-partum. It’s easy to wear and easy to fall in love with.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stretchy
  • Stylish
  • Can be worn postpartum
Cons:
  • None
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7. Best Breathable: Smallshow Women’s Split Long Maternity Dress

This maternity maxi dress will keep you cool and looking great.

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Body temperature control can be difficult when you’re carrying around extra body weight, but not with this dress. The Smallshow Women’s Split Long Maternity Dress is made out of the perfect blend of rayon and spandex – it’s smooth against the skin and has stretchiness too. The materials are lightweight and breathable, and a side slit also allows for air circulation, so you can wear this maternity maxi dress any season of the year without getting hot or overheated. This dress hugs all your curves in all the right places, giving you a beautiful silhouette. And it’s machine washable.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Machine washable
Cons:
  • Fabric is slightly thin
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8. Best Mermaid: ZIUMUDY Women’s Off Shoulder Maxi Dress

If you’re looking for a mermaid-style maternity maxi dress, this is it!

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The Women’s Off Shoulder Maxi Dress from ZIUMUDY is all about sophistication. It is designed in a mermaid silhouette and will hug your waist and thighs with lacey flair at the bottom. What really sets this maternity maxi dress apart are the fashionable details: the off-the-shoulder design, cute ruffled sleeves, the sweetheart neckline, and the stretchy lace. The lines of this dress really show off you baby bump and the most complementary ways. This maternity maxi dress is great for upscale affairs or classy pregnancy photo shoots.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Stretchy
Cons:
  • Colors may vary slightly
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Maternity maxi dresses fulfill a unique niche in your pregnancy wardrobe. Some are more relaxed, and others are dressier – it all depends on what you want to wear it for. Either way, look for a dress that is easy to wear and matches your own personal style – the choices are endless!