If there’s one thing we would recommend that every woman should have in her maternity wardrobe, it would be a great maxi dress. They are incredibly flattering, as they skim fluidly over your body while also making you appear taller, no matter how petite you are. They also look so stylish and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and time of day, but they’re really quick to throw on when you’re in a hurry. Is it any wonder that maxi maternity dresses quickly become a go-to piece for when you’re not sure what to wear but know you want to look fabulous?
OK, so you won’t want to cover up for the whole of your pregnancy, but a nice long maxi will provide comfort as well as a polished appearance for the days when you do. Pregnant celebrities are also well aware of the benefits a long dress can provide, if the huge list of famous faces who have been spotted in them is anything to go by.
To name just a few over the past couple of years, we’ve seen Neve Campbell, Melissa Joan Hart, Alyson Hannigan, Megan Fox, Jessica Simpson and Jessica Alba all rocking maternity maxi dresses to great effect, sometimes for high-profile events and at other times just for a stroll around the shops.
One thing you’ll notice is that all of these women are very different shapes, sizes and heights, proving that this type of maternity clothing is flattering for everyone. For example, Alyson wasn’t swamped by hers even though she’s petite, while Jessica Simpson appeared balanced out despite her larger chest size.
These girls have also helped to showcase the variety of ways you can wear a maxi dress during the summer. Alyson was spotted wearing a denim jacket over her patterned style when it was cooler, while Megan’s plain black one was dressed up with fancy sandals and elegant jewellery for a family event.
And proving that they know great maternity wear when they see it, a number of celebrities have also been photographed in Seraphine’s very own maternity maxi dresses.
Alyson often wore our Blue Printed Maxi Dress, while Jessica Alba had our Brown Floral Print Maternity Maxi Dress.
In fact, the latter seems to be a particular favourite, as its bohemian floral print is always on-trend and the cut provides an amazing slimming effect. It’s also 100 per cent cotton so you won’t have to worry about being too hot.
Get a great summer look for any occasion with our Brown Floral Print Maternity Maxi
- Easy and breezy for running errands, like Jessica
Jessica wore a beige cardigan with her maxi and accessorised it with a grey bag. You can get a similar look with our Sand Linen Waterfall Maxi Cardigan and Grey Storksak Olivia Satin Maternity Bag – all you need are some A-list sunglasses to go with them!
- Ready to party in comfort and style
Add an Ivory Silk Sequin Shawl to your maxi and some chunky gold or tribal-style jewellery and you’ll be ready to party, whatever the occasion this summer. Just sweep on some beautiful bronze makeup to reflect the warm colours in your dress for a real glow.
- Go more formal for special events – or a smart-casual office outfit
Seraphine’s Black Cropped Cardigan or Ivory Wrap Blazer with some Python Ballerina with Suede Bow shoes will instantly smarten up your maxi, proving that it is suitable as part of a formal outfit as well as for a trip to the park or beach.
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