I always say what can make a major difference in how a maternity session turns out is the gown a client chooses to wear. An outfit can make or break a photoshoot! As all of you probably know, finding cute maternity clothes, let alone a beautiful maternity gown, is not exactly easy.
I decided to put a list together of the best websites to find maternity gowns. This includes where I purchased my dress. Also, I asked a few of my clients who had gowns I really loved photographing where they bought theirs at. First, I want to give you a few tips to choosing your maternity gown for the photoshoot.
1. Avoid patterns. Patterns tend to be unflattering and make you look larger, not just in the belly area. Also, too much pattern in the photo can be distracting.
2. Order something you are comfortable wearing and can move easily in. Too tight of a gown can be difficult to pose in, and if you're uncomfortable it tends to show in photographs.
3. A more flowy dress can make for some really beautiful effects in photos!
4. Bright colors set a happier tone, and I think make for more beautiful photographs.
So where do you find these comfortable, flowy and bright gowns? Keep reading.
The above photo is from my maternity session. I probably received ten messages asking where I found my dress. Everyone could not believe when I told them it was not even a maternity gown. This dress is actually from LuLu's online, and while they do not offer maternity clothing, you can still find a beautiful gown from there and just order a size or two up. Here are a few options I found on their site I think would look gorgeous in photos.
This dress is nice and flowy and will not be too tight on the belly. You can find it here
I love this gown so much! It comes in over ten colors! Check it out here.
This is the exact dress I wore for my maternity photoshoot. I loved it so much. It's here!
Another website that is an excellent source for stunning maternity gowns is PinkBlush. You can also find adorable maternity outfits on this site. They have an entire category of maternity gowns labeled "photoshoot" for your convenience. Here are a couple of my favorite dresses from their site.
I love this color! Find this gown here.
All I have to say about this gown is YASSS! Click here to purchase.
Amazon is where several of my clients said they found their dresses, including the one I photographed below. The nice thing about Amazon is Prime shipping of course, and usually it has less expensive pricing. Find a few of my favorite picks from Amazon below.
This dress was absolutely stunning to photograph, and it is only $35! Find it here.
I also really love this dress, and it is a steal for $25 (and it's available on Prime...whattt??). You can buy it here.
This is probably my FAVORITE dress. Like I said, I love flowy gowns for maternity photography. To find it in more colors and your size click here.
I hope you all found this blog post helpful in your maternity gown search. None of these sites sponsored this post, and they are where I genuinely found the gowns I like most for photoshoots. If you have questions for me comment below. Thanks for reading!